Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sacred Music Boot Camp

Interested in learning the basics of how to chant? How to start a chant choir? Wondering what the fundamentals principles of singing the Mass? Confused about what's going on in the music program in your parish and decided that you'd like to help out? 

The CMAA has got the perfect event for you. 
Sacred Music Boot Camp

October 15–17, 2020, Live on Zoom
It's an entry point into the Church's treasury of sacred music, designed for the average parishioner who's musically inclined, the music director who'd like to begin to bring the beauty of chant and sacred polyphony to your Sunday Masses, or the pastor looking for ideas and resources on how to improve his parish music program.  

Sessions include: 
  • The Hierarchy of the Sung Liturgy: When and What to Sing
  • How to Read Square Notes
  • How to Start a Chant Choir
  • The Basics of Conducting Chant
  • The Role of the Organ in the Liturgy: When and What to Play + To Accompany Chant or Not? 
  • How Did We Get Here? The History of Sacred Music after Vatican II in the U.S.
  • COVID-19 Research and Risk Mitigation in Choral Singing
  • Building a Music Program Budget
The first three sessions listed above will be offered simultaneously in Spanish for free. 
Also for free are the opening spiritual reflection and Compline of each day. Admission to the other sessions is $30. 
More information and registration are available here
We hope to see you there!

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