Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Keys to Good Liturgical Music: Training and Inspiration

A large part of the credit for the revival of great liturgical music in the Catholic world goes to the existence and persistence of the Sacred Music Colloquium as sponsored by the Church Music Association of America. The Colloquium gathers again this year, in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), June 17-23. It features world-class chant teachers and excellent polyphony conductors, plus an environment of hard work and fun that opens up new possibilities for the musical arts to thrive. Truly, it can be a life changing experience. You don't have to have experience as a chanter to be here. There are classes on the basics, refreshers courses, and plenty of material for advanced singers too. The entire conference can accommodate 250 attendees. It ends up filling up ever year but there is still space right now.

You can register here. And by the way, the CMAA is run on a shoestring budget with mostly volunteers. The existence of this event is a tribute to what passion and dedication can accomplish even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. We would love for you to join us this year.

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