Tired of cold weather?
You still have time to make plans to come and sing with the Church Music Association of America in Phoenix… only 30 days away!
The courses will take place at the Phoenix Cathedral of SS Simon and Jude, January 5-8, 2015.
Make plans to join us for one of our two courses:
Sing the Mass (intended for priests, deacons and seminarians and others interested in training them) with instructor Matthew J. Meloche
Chant Intensive (beginning to intermediate chant training) with instructor Jeffrey Morse
Both courses run concurrently and will culminate in a shared liturgy on Thursday, January 8th. If you have questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s not too late… register today!
In the three years since CMAA published Adam Bartlett’s collection of antiphons and psalms Simple English Propers, many parishes have adopted the SEP and sung the melodies without organ accompaniment, as indeed they were designed. But through that same time we’ve also been asked whether we would ever offer a companion set of organ accompaniments.
In 2014, composer Ryan Dingess has fulfilled that request by publishing his own two-volume set to accompany the Simple English Propers. Ryan has kindly allowed CMAA to offer the books as a free PDF download (Volume I | Volume II). In addition, the volumes are available in hardcopy form from lulu.com.
Presenting Two Courses in One Venue:
2015 Winter Chant Intensive and “Sing the Mass,” a Course for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians, at the Cathedral of SS Simon and Jude in Phoenix, Arizona, January 5-8, 2015
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 start. 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,