Church Music Association of America

Upcoming Church Music Events

The CMAA is pleased to post information about your sacred music event. Contact us for details. See the forum for more church music events. If you are thinking of organizing a workshop, here are some practical suggestions, including a link to information on how to create your own online registration form.

September: Chant Workshop Series in Reno, NV

Regina Pacis Cantorum and St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, NV, are pleased to present “The Living Tradition of Gregorian Chant,” a workshop series covering many aspects of Gregorian chant. The sessions are Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. Presenters are Deacon Joe Bell (St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral), Rev. Francisco Nahoe, O.F.M., Conv. (Rector, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral), Professor William Mahrt (President CMAA) and Kathy Reinheimer (Director, Regina Pacis Cantorum).

Each workshop will have a lecture session dealing with various liturgical topics followed by instruction in how to read and sing Gregorian chant. Participants will sing at the 5 PM Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral following the September 28 session.

Requested donation: $25 (covers all four weeks). Registration required. For information and to register, contact Kathy Reinheimer 775/345-6106 or e-mail bkreinh@gbis.com. Please put “Chant Workshop” in the subject line.

Sep 13: October Conference Registration deadline approaching

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring renewal movements within the Church’s liturgy and sacred music October 13–15, 2013, at the Church of Saint Agnes and the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The conference marks the 40th anniversary of the residence of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, founded by Msgr. Richard J. Schuler, at the Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul. The conference seeks to explore, through critical analysis, former and present efforts to revive the Church’s sacred liturgy and music, particularly as exemplified by Msgr. Schuler’s work.

Registration is due by September 13.

For more information, see the conference description.

Nov 9: Musica Sacra Scotland

MusicaSacraScotland2013Musica Sacra Scotland is presenting a National Music Day for clergy, laity, and parish musicians on November 9. Speakers include composer James MacMillan, Fr. Guy Nicholls, and conductor Charles Cole. Read all about it!

Aug 26-29: Manhattan Catholic Children’s Choir auditions

ManhattanCatholicChildrensChorusMusicians at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Manhattan are forming a children’s choir for 8-14 year olds. See the poster for information.

Oct 13-15: “The Renewal of Sacred Music and Liturgy”

The Renewal of Sacred Music and Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New. St. Agnes Church, and Cathedral of St. Paul, MN; October 13-15, 2013; A conference in honor of the 40th season of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale at St. Agnes Church.

Aug 15-17: Chant Conference in Oregon

A Summer Gregorian Chant Conference in the Diocese of Baker (Oregon), August 15-17, 2013, sponsored by Schola Cantus Angelorum. Workshops by Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre, Yumiko Rinta, Rev. Daniel Maxwell. Masses celebrated by Bp. Liam Cary, Rev. Daniel Maxwell, Rev. Robert Greiner.

The event will be held at the diocesan Powell Butte Retreat Center in the town of Powell Butte, OR.

Sep 28: Children’s chant workshop in New York

Chant instructor Scott Turkington Scott_Turkington_workshop_2013_09_28 will present Music for the Ages, a workshop for children and adults, in New York on September 28 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Manhattan. For registration info, see the flyer on-line, or e-mail Director of Music Daniel Sañez.

Fall 2013 on-line: Semiology and the Interpretation of Gregorian Chant

On-line course: Semiology and the Interpretation of Gregorian Chant (Fall 2013)
Online, synchronous (everyone meets together in an online environment) course beginning September 16. Taught by Edward Schaefer, professor of music at the University of Florida and director of the Florida Schola Cantorum. Enrollment limited to six. See www.edwardschaefer.net for details.

Ongoing: Gregorian Chant Online

[Inactive link:] Gregorian Chant Online. [Ongoing throughout year. Check schedule for class offerings and times.] Reading square notes is easy and fun. Start with the basics of the four line staff and simple neumes, and progress quickly toward being able to sing Mass ordinaries and propers, chant hymns, psalmody…the list goes on. More advanced sessions examine the Gregorian modes, theories of plainsong rhythm, and more. Taught by Arlene Oost-Zinner.

Aug 6-9: “Chant and Culture” in Vancouver

The Gregorian Institute of Canada is holding its annual colloquium at the University of British Columbia August 6-9, 2013, with keynote lectures by CMAA president William Mahrt (Stanford) and Prof. William Renwick (McMaster University). The colloquium is a combination of scholarly presentations, music workshops, and liturgical services; more information is on-line at the Institute’s site.

More information on events is at our past events archive page.

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