Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CMAA Sacred Music Workshop, Winter 2017 - Early Registration Extended

The Church Music Association of America has extended Early Registration for Winter Sacred Music 2017 to November 30th - you can still take advantage of Early rates and plan to join them in January for a fantastic week to start the new year! Sing Gregorian chant and Sacred Polyphony with the two directors, Scott Turkington and Nick Botkins.

Enjoy liturgies in the beautiful Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Alabama (January 2-6, 2017), including:

Wednesday Memorial Mass - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (with music by Bruce Ludwick's cathedral choir), Ordinary Form
Thursday Memorial Mass - St. John Neumann (chant and polyphony sung by course participants), Ordinary Form
Friday Epiphany Mass (chant and polyphony sung by course participants), Extraordinary Form

In addition, enjoy the sounds of Early Music by the Highland Consort (a local Early Music group directed by Frederick Teardo) with a special concert on Wednesday evening. For all the details, including repertory, visit the webpage for the Winter Sacred Music 2017 program.

Colloquium 2017 Registration now open!

Join the CMAA in St. Paul, Minnesota next summer for the 27th Annual Sacred Music Colloquium (June 19-24, 2017). Participants will be staying at the beautiful campus of the University of St. Thomas (UST) and enjoying liturgies in three different venues. In addition, an organ recital, featuring Samuel Backman, will be on Wednesday evening at the amazingly beautiful Cathedral of St. Paul.

Find all the information about schedule, liturgies, faculty, housing, breakout sessions and more at the website SACRED MUSIC COLLOQUIUM 2017.

Renew Your CMAA Membership now!

As the year end approaches, most CMAA memberships will expire on December 31st (unless you have an automatic renewal). If you haven’t already, please take the time to send in your renewal so that you don’t miss any issues of Sacred Music. Please be aware that membership rates are to increase for US and Canada members in 2017*. If you have questions about the status of your membership, please contact Janet Gorbitz at

Work continues on the final two issues of the Sacred Music journal for the year... we expect them both to reach you before year-end. Thanks very much for your patience.

* Membership rate changes for 2017: US & Canada: $60/year, Other non-U.S: $65/year. Parish Membership 2017 rates: US & Canada: $300/year, Other non-US: $325/year. Renew or Join Now

On the Feastday of St. Cecilia...
The CMAA Board of Directors and staff wish you all a wonderful day as we prepare to begin the season of Advent.
With best regards,
Dr. William Mahrt, President
Dr. Horst Buchholz, Vice President
Rev. Robert Pasley, Chaplain
Adam Wright, Treasurer
Mary Jane Ballou, Secretary
Dr. Edward Schaefer, Member
Dr. Susan Treacy, Member
Dr. Jennifer Donelson, Member
David Hughes, Member
Jonathan Ryan, Member
Janet Gorbitz, General Manager
Richard Chonak, Webmaster

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