June 24-28, 2019
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
The CMAA is proud to present two summer courses for 2019. Both courses will be held concurrently at the Mary Pappert Music School at Duquesne University.
Instructor Jeffrey Morse
A five-day practical experience for beginners and intermediate chant singers
Instructor Br. Mark Bachmann, OSB, choirmaster at Clear Creek Abbey
An in-depth exploration for beginners, the first part of a three-level program to train chant singers and conductors
More details on both courses:
July 1 – 6, 2019
Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
The Church Music Association of America is proud to invite you to celebrate with us as we hold our 29th Colloquium in 2019, to be held at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 and a Latin Ordinary for our Thursday liturgy.