Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 2016
at Saint Mark the Evangelist Church, Tampa, FL
The Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to announce the 8th annual Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference.
The Conference will include:
“Gregorian Chant as the Basis for Choral Excellence” (Larry Kent)
“Starting with English Chant” (Mary Jane Ballou)
“A Guide to Square Notation” (Susan Treacy)
“Basic Training in Chant for Priests & Deacons” (Fr. Patrick Hough, S.J.)
Scholae for beginning/intermediate (men & women), advanced men, advanced women
Opening Missa cantata in the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening. Music provided by the Florida Pro Musica Schola.
Closing Missa cantata in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening (anticipated Sunday Mass) with English & Latin chants provided by conference participants
For all the details about the conference and how to register, visit:
MUSICA SACRA FLORIDA CHANT CONFERENCE PAGE
As in past years, our generous members and donors make it possible for us to offer scholarships to our Sacred Music Colloquium. If you are hoping to attend the event this year in St. Louis, Missouri, please don’t delay in getting your scholarship application to the programs office.
To apply for a CMAA Colloquium scholarship, please fill out the application form and scholarship recommendation form and submit them to us prior to April 7, 2016. All applications and recommendations must be received at our office by April 7, 2016. In order to process your application, we must have both forms received by the deadline. If you have not received confirmation that your application was received in our office by April 6th, please email us at email@example.com to assure you don’t miss the deadline. Since there is only one week left before the April 7th deadline, please complete the form and then scan and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we have closed the application period, our scholarship review committee will make their determination with a target date of mid-April. At that point, all applicants will receive an email informing them of the committee’s results.
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If you want to donate to help make these and future scholarships available, you can donate to our Annual Fund either online, or by mail.
If you are on the CMAA email news list, you have probably read the descriptions of our summer course offerings. As mentioned in the Ward Method I – That All May Sing* description, this course was added to our program this year in the hope of providing another venue for learning dedicated to the training of children. Last year during the annual Colloquium, we offered several breakout sessions and panel discussions regarding music programs for children. In the follow-up survey, we received a big request for more information and training for directors working with children’s music programs. Certainly the Ward method has been one of the most valued methods used for developing children’s choirs for many years.
While we continue to focus on children’s programs during this summer’s Colloquium (which will include a demonstration of a Ward session by Colleen Crafton), we decided to also offer a beginning Ward course concurrent with our Summer Chant Intensive this summer.
Perhaps you have perused the CMAA’s Summer Course descriptions and are wondering about the Ward Method. If you are looking for more detail about the method and why it is so powerful, please see our webpage about the Ward Method.
We hope you will help us to make this first CMAA Ward course a success and take the valuable information home to use on your own children’s choirs. Join us in Pittsburgh this summer with Instructor Scott Turkington and get started. The course will be offered at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA June 27 – July 1, 2016. Dormitory housing available. Get all the details about the course here: Summer Courses 2016.
* The CMAA Ward Course is not affiliated with the Center for Ward Studies and does not offer any official accreditation.