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Announcing the CMAA’s Virtual Colloquium 2020!

Sacred Music Virtual Colloquium 2020
July 6 – 10, 2020


The Church Music Association of America is proud to invite you to join us in our first Virtual Sacred Music Colloquium. As the world contends with the effects of the worldwide pandemic, the CMAA’s Sacred Music Virtual Colloquium will be designed to provide sessions that will be useful to you during these times of musical restrictions, as well as moving forward toward the future. Our virtual program offers opportunities for learning, singing, listening, and interacting with some of the best minds and musicians in the Catholic world today!

The CMAA Virtual Colloquium will be primarily focused on instruction in topics related to chant, polyphony and the Catholic sacred music tradition, lectures and daily night prayer. During the week, you’ll be able to participate in all these sessions via your home computer using the Zoom app. At the end of each breakout session there will be a question and answer session.

Virtual Colloquium Highlights

    • Breakout sessions during the week on a variety of topics, from directing, organ improvisation, Catholic Music in Time of Pandemic, children’s programs, vocal pedagogy and Ward Method, Spanish Musical Resources (in Spanish), Programming for your Choir, Rehearsing the Choir, Medieval Analysis, and The Jubilus of the Alleluia, among others.
    • Daily Spiritual Reflections provided by our chaplain, Rev. Robert Pasley.
    • Night Prayer – Roman Rite, Extraordinary Form
    • Evening Panel Discussions and opportunities to share experiences.


Visit the Main Virtual Colloquium Page for all the details about the Schedule, Descriptions of Breakout Sessions, Faculty Information, Registration details and more.

Organ Scholarship at Christendom College

Christendom College will offer free organ lessons and $500 in tuition reduction for a student starting in the Fall of 2020.

Next fall, there will be one beginning scholarship in organ opening up which will provide free lessons and $500 in tuition reduction.

Specifics can be found at this link:

These scholarships are part of a generous bequest of an anonymous donor to train parish organists. The recipient is expected to study the organ, working toward a degree program in music at the college.
Students must submit an audition video by March 6 and, if selected, will need to come to campus to audition in person on Saturday, March 28. If there are any questions you should contact Dr. Kurt Poterack at:

CMAA Summer Chant Courses 2020

June 15-19, 2020
University of Florida | Gainesville, Florida


The CMAA is proud to present three summer courses for 2020. All courses will be held concurrently at the University of Florida (Gainesville) Music School. We are now accepting registration for the following three courses:

Advanced Chant and Semiology, Dr. Edward Schaefer, Instructor

Laus in Ecclesia – Level One, Kathy Reinheimer, Instructor

Laus in Ecclesia – Level Two, (Clear Creek Abbey), Br. Mark Bachmann, Instructor

For all the details, including class descriptions, schedule, housing and more go to: CMAA SUMMER COURSES – 2020

Register by March 1, 2020 for Early Registration rates.

ONLINE REGISTRATION (Univ. of Florida – Gainesville)

Sacred Liturgy Conference in Spokane, WA

Sacred Liturgy Conference June 9-12, 2020 in Spokane, WA

Schola Cantus Angelorum is pleased to announce the eighth annual Sacred Liturgy Conference to be held in Spokane Washington, June 9-12, 2020. It will take place on the campus of Gonzaga University, St Aloysius Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

This year’s theme is “Incarnation in the Eucharist”. We are overjoyed to have on our faculty His Eminence Gerhard Cardinal Müller. Cardinal Muller will give the keynote address and will celebrate the Pontifical Mass of Corpus Christi, Eucharistic Procession, and Benediction at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Other distinguished faculty members include: Rev. Cassian Folsom, OSB, Dr. John Haas, Dom Alcuin Reid, Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, OSB, Rev. Pius Pietrzyk, OP, Rev. Gabriel Mosher, OP, Dr. Anthony Clark, Dr. Kevin Clarke, Dr. Edward Schaefer, Rev. Theodore Lange, Lucas Viar, Alex Begin and Doug Schneider.

The Sacred Liturgy Conference is the largest liturgical conference in North America with participants from all over the world. Our mission is to enrich our knowledge and understanding of the liturgy and to participate more deeply in the sacrificial offering of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Mass. The 2020 faculty will illuminate the Incarnation as inseparable from the Cross, Resurrection, and the Holy Eucharist. The four Masses will be celebrated in the two forms of the Roman Rite and in the Dominican Rite with sacred the music prescribed by the Church.

Come join us as we renew our appreciation and love for our Catholic Faith. To find out more specifics about the schedule, accommodations, and how to register for the conference go to You may also call (503) 558-5123 or email Space is limited and an “Early Bird Special” rate available through March 1, 2020.

Gregorian Chant Weekend at Clear Creek Abbey

Gregorian Chant Weekend

October 4-6, 2019

View from the Abbey

The Gregorian Chant Weekend is an opportunity for the faithful to sing Gregorian Chant at Holy Mass and in the Divine Office. Instruction is given through preparing to sing for the liturgy.  Beginners are welcome. The weekend begins Friday, October 4th, immediately following the monastic office of Vespers (at 6pm) in the crypt of the Abbey church. It ends with a picnic after 11:00 am Mass on Sunday.

The weekend will feature:
•       Compline sung Friday and Saturday night
•       Mass sung Saturday and Sunday morning
•       Conference on the history of Gregorian Hymns
•       Instruction throughout the day (beginning at 8:30am) with a break for lunch
•       Picnic after Sunday Mass

For more information, visit the Abbey website at or call the Abbey at (918) 772-2454.



Accommodations for women will be available in either Bethany House (as space allows) or the Log Cabin. Meals are not provided for those staying in the Log Cabin.

Accommodations for men will be in the Guesthouse of the new monastery, as well as in the oratory building of the old monastery.

Make plans now to attend the 2019 Chant Weekend at the Abbey!