Church Music Association of America

The Renewal of Sacred Music and the Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New

The Renewal of Sacred Music and the Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New

October 13–15, 2013

The Church Music Association of America
in collaboration with
the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, the Church of Saint Agnes,
the Cathedral of Saint Paul, and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Updated conference schedule available here.

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring renewal movements within the Church’s liturgy and sacred music on October 13–15, 2013, at the Church of Saint Agnes and 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. Questions central to the conference theme include:

Ÿ – Which efforts have resulted in a true restoration of the Church’s liturgy and sacred music?

Ÿ – Upon which principles has authentic liturgical and musical renewal operated in the past?

Ÿ – Which reform actions have had deleterious effects on sacred music and the liturgy?

The conference will include the celebration of vespers (featuring Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore) and Missae Cantatae at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and Church of Saint Agnes, featuring an orchestral Mass (Paukenmesse by Franz Joseph Haydn), classical works for organ, chanted Gregorian propers, and a modern polyphonic setting of the Mass ordinary (Messe Salve Regina by Yves Castagnet).

The keynote addresses to be delivered are:

- Dr. William Mahrt (Stanford) – “The Treasury of Sacred Music at Saint Agnes: From Chant to Mozart”

- Dom Alcuin Reid (Monastère Saint-Benoît in the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France) – “The New Liturgical Movement after the Pontificate of Benedict XVI”

- Jeffrey Tucker (The Wanderer and Sacred Music) -“Chant as Free Culture: The Legacy of Msgr. Schuler’s Revolutionary Resistance”

***PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE IS AVAILABLE HERE – UPDATED OCTOBER 7.****

The official language of the conference is English.

Registration

Registration for this event is now closed.

The registration fee is non-refundable. All conference presenters are required to register for the conference. Advance registration is required; no on-site registration is available. Conference presenters are required to register for the complete conference ($160).

Liturgies (vespers, Masses) are free and open to the public.

There are two levels of registration available:

Complete conference registration – $160

- Includes conference materials and admittance to all plenary lectures, recitals, and papers
- Does not include meals (see information about purchasing meals below)
- Does not include travel or lodging (see information about travel and lodging below)

One-day conference registration

- Includes conference materials and admittance to the plenary lectures, recitals, and papers for one day of the conference
- Select individual days

  • Sunday – $55
  • Monday – $75
  • Tuesday – $75

- Does not include meals (see information about purchasing meals below)
- Does not include travel or lodging (see information about travel and lodging below)

 

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*Please note: Registration will not be complete until payment has been received. Payment via Paypal (where you can use a credit card with or without a Paypal account) is available. We regret that we cannot accept other forms of payment for the conference.

 

Meals

Meals at the conference will be a la carte, meaning that you can choose which meals you’d like to include in your conference payment. All meals are optional with conference registration. A ticket will be issued to you for each of the meals which you purchase. Meals must be pre-ordered on the registration page (deadline also Friday, September 13, 2013). Tickets will be issued to you when you check in at the registration table.

The total for ordering all of the conference meals is $99, or you may choose meals individually.

Please note that we cannot accommodate those with gluten allergies or sensitivities; there may be gluten in the preparation and/or recipe of each menu item below. We apologize for the inconvenience, but wish to make you aware of this for your health and safety.

Sunday Meals
- Dinner – $20

  • BEEF BURGUNDY Served in a merlot mushroom wine sauce over a bed of egg noodles, CHAMPAGNE SAUTÉED CHICKEN BREAST with a light champagne sauce, or VEGETARIAN LASAGNA, all served with Normandy blend vegetable & a Romaine salad with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Coffee and wine
  • Dessert

Monday Meals
- Breakfast – $8

  • SCRAMBLED EGGS, choice of meat, breakfast potatoes, assorted fruits, baked goods
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Juice, and Coffee

- Lunch – $8

  • CAESAR SALAD with seasoned chicken (chicken is served on the side), wild rice soup and assorted sandwiches (including vegetarian option), potato chips
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Assorted beverages

- Gala Dinner – $27

  • BROILED WALLEYE ALMONDINE, PRIME RIB, or CURRY VEGETABLE served with green beans almondine, wild rice pilaf, orange spinach salad, rolls & butter
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Coffee and wine
  • Dessert

Tuesday Meals
- Breakfast – $8

  • QUICHE or EGG BAKE, choice of meat, fruit, assorted baked goods
  • Juice and coffee
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like

- Lunch – $8

  • BOX LUNCH turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad or vegetarian sandwich. served with mayo, lettuce & cheese on a French roll. Served with a salad, fruit, chips, cookie
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Assorted Beverages

- Gala Dinner – choose one of the following – $20

  • ASIAGO PANKO BREADED CHICKEN BREAST with a creamy asiago cheese sauce over the top, ROAST BEEF (Lean) slow roasted whole top beef, or CHEESE TORTELLINI ALFREDO, served with homemade garlic mashed potatoes, along with garden vegetable blend & a strawberry spinach salad
  • Served buffet style for you to choose what you’d like
  • Coffee and wine
  • Dessert

 

Lodging

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn – St. Paul Downtown.

Click here for a map of the hotel.

The conference hotel rate is $119 per night for a single or double room. (3 people per room is $129, 4 people per room is $139.) The rate is available 10/13/2013-10/15/2013.

In order to obtain the conference room rate, mention “Church Music Association of America” when making a phone reservation, or click here to make an online room reservation. This rate is only valid until 09/13/2013 and is subject to hotel availability. To ensure a room reservation, be sure to book early!

Make a reservation by:
- Calling: (651) 225-1515
- Clicking here.

More information about the hotel is available at their website: www.histpaul.com.

Please note the following:
- Ample onsite parking in our ramp is available for $14.00 plus tax per day.
- Complimentary wi-fi is available.
- The hotel shuttle will be providing free transportation to the Cathedral of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes Church in time for conference events. A schedule of the shuttle departure times will be given to you at check in.
- Complimentary shuttle service is available throughout the day within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

 

Transportation

The Church of Saint Agnes is located at 548 Lafond Avenue, Saint Paul, Minn., 55103. Click here for a map.

The Cathedral of Saint Paul is located at 239 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, Minn., 55102. Click here for a map and driving directions.

The Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown is located at 175 7th Street West, Saint Paul, Minn., 55102. Click here for a map and driving directions.

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The hotel does not offer airport shuttle service, however we suggest using local transportation either taxi service or SuperShuttle both located at Ground Transportation at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Directions from Minneapolis – St Paul International Airport (MSP)
- Distance: 9.0 MI/14.48 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel
- Taxi Charge (one way): approximately $30.00 USD
- Time by Taxi: 15 minutes

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For those staying at the conference hotel (see above), the hotel shuttle will be providing free transportation to the Cathedral of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes Church in time for conference events. A schedule of the shuttle departure times will be given to you at check in.

 

Questions

All questions about the conference may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Donelson, CMAA Academic Liaison and conference organizer.

- jd1120@nova.edu
- (954) 262.7610

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