McNamara is assistant director and faculty member at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, a graduate program in Liturgical Studies founded by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago in the year 2000, where he teaches courses on the Liturgical Movement, Liturgical Art and Architecture, Liturgical Inculturation, and Sacramental Aesthetics. He holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated his research on the study of ecclesiastical architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr. McNamara makes a specialty of bridging the gap between the
We are fortunate indeed to have Jonathan Ryan, Concert Organist, on the CMAA’s Colloquium XXIV faculty this year in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ryan has been on the faculty of the Colloquium for several years, sharing his extensive experience with Roman Catholic liturgy with Colloquium attendees as a director of various choirs, as a breakout presenter and as an organist. Jonathan’s talents will be put to use greatly this summer as he organizes the
Private vocal coaching with Dr. MeeAe Cecilia Nam will be made available at the Colloquium for the first time at a CMAA Colloquium. If you have wanted to study with a truly gifted vocal teacher, this is your opportunity.
For several years, Dr. Nam has been on the faculty of the CMAA Colloquium, sharing her expertise in vocal pedagogy, vocal performance and directing techniques. She has also served as a plenary speaker