Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

The Church Music Association of America presents:

Sacred Music Colloquium XXVI

June 20 – June 25, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri

The Church Music Association of America is proud to invite you to celebrate with us as we hold our 26th Colloquium in 2016. The CMAA’s Sacred Music Colloquium continues to be the largest and most in-depth teaching conference and retreat on sacred music in the world.

Our 2016 program offers new and expanded opportunities for learning, singing, listening, and interacting with some of the best minds and musicians in the Catholic world today! Liturgies will be held at three great venues – the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, The Pro-Cathedral of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist and the Shrine of St. Joseph.

The CMAA Colloquium is primarily focused on instruction and experience in chant and the Catholic sacred music tradition, participation in chant choirs, lectures and performances and daily liturgies. During the week, you’ll be able to participate in ordinary and extraordinary form Masses, in Latin or English, as well as an evening Vespers, and sung morning and night prayer.


Pro-Cathedral of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church

As a participant, you are an integral part of the beautiful music from the Roman Catholic tradition. Experience not only the traditional Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony of the church’s musical treasure, but also new compositions of English propers and ordinaries by various composers, as well as modern motets.

Attendance is open to anyone interested in sacred music in Catholic worship. Professional musicians, volunteer singers and beginners to the chant tradition will enjoy the opportunity to study under an expert faculty. We will also offer specific training for priests, deacons and seminarians who want to Sing the Mass, and for those who work to train clergy at home, taught in a relaxed atmosphere, friendly to the non-musician.


Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis

Make plans now to join us this year in St. Louis, sharing a wonderful six days of liturgies, training, breakout sessions, morning and night prayer, and camaraderie with fellow church musicians.

Most training sessions, plenary talks and breakout sessions will be held at the conference hotel, the Saint Louis City Center Hotel. We have secured an amazing conference rate for our attendees of only $109/night (plus taxes) for room occupancy up to four people.

Registration information and details forthcoming.