The Church Music Association of America is proud to invite you to celebrate with us as we hold our 29th Colloquium in 2019, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. 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 2019 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! All liturgies will be held at the Basilica.
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, Latin/Spanish and English, Vespers, and daily sung morning and night prayer.
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. For the second year, the Sacred Music Colloquium will also offer Mass in Spanish, with Spanish propers.
Who should attend?
General registration information
Check or credit card payment must accompany registration. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked on or before March 1 (Early Bird) or May 10 (Regular). Registrations postmarked after May 10 will be charged a $50 late fee. You may register online at the CMAA Shop website: ONLINE REGISTRATION (forthcoming). Mailed registrations must be received at the CMAA Office (by mail or email) by the close of business, June 14. After June 14, registration is only available by telephone by calling our office at (505) 263-6298 on a space-available basis.
The conference hotel for Colloquium 2019 is the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square, located at 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (800) 766-3782, easy walking distance to the Basilica. A special conference rate of $129/night (plus taxes) at the conference hotel is available until 5:00 pm (local time), June 10, 2019. MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS