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.

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.

Registration Open for Summer Chant Intensive

This year’s course will return to Duquesne University. The dates are June 3-6, 2013. Come spend a week studying chant with Wilko Brouwers.

More information and registration here.

Winter Intensive: Women Class Filled; Room in Men’s Class

The headline says it all. Men can still register on or before Friday, December 14. Women’s names will be placed on a waiting list at this point. Seminarian scholarships are available. More information and registration form here.

Seminarian Scholarships available for Winter Chant Intensive

This coming Friday, December 14, is the registration deadline for the CMAA’s Winter Chant Intensive in Macon, GA. The dates of the Intensive are January 7-11. The women’s class is nearly full, but there is still some room in the men’s course, taught by David Hughes. This is a wonderful opportunity for seminarians…a few scholarships for seminarians have just become available. To inquire,write to the CMAA at programs@musicasacra.com

Jan 7-11, 2013: Winter Chant Intensive in Macon, Georgia

Presenting the 2013 Winter Chant Intensive at St. Joseph Catholic Church in historic Macon, Georgia. January 7-11, 2013.

The Chant Intensive lives up to its name: though no previous experience with chant is required, beginners and intermediate chanters should be prepared for full immersion from the get go. You will learn or review how to read and fully navigate all aspects of traditional Gregorian notation (square notes). The course will also address correct Latin pronunciation, the sound and mystery of the eight Church modes; Psalm tones and their applications; questions concerning the rhythm of plainsong, and more.

The CMAA Winter Chant Intensive is intended for beginning and continuing students and all who love and appreciate the central role that chant plays as the prayerful song of the Roman Rite – not only at cathedrals and Basilicas but also in every parish. The conference will both train and inspire toward the goal of continuing the renaissance of sacred music in our time, both in the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass.

This year’s venue is beautiful St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon, Georgia.  Stroll back into time and enjoy the southern hospitality of Reverend Allan J. McDonald (who many of you know from his popular blog, Southern Orders, and elsewhere) and spend a a week singing and praying in this stunning and revitalized parish…situated right in the middle of Macon’s historic district, a spot largely untouched by the destruction of Civil War cannons.

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

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