Wednesday, July 27, 2022

International Gregorian Chant Conference, Sept. 25 - Oct. 2

The Gregorian Chant Academy will host its very first online International Gregorian Chant Conference from September 25 to October 2. The conference will be held on the Academy’s YouTube channel (accessed by private link only), and consist of 8 distinguished speakers, experts in the fields of Chant, Liturgy, Theology and Philosophy. Each day at 3:00pm PST, a 45-minute pre-recorded lecture will be presented on a specific aspect of Gregorian Chant, followed by a live 45-minute Q&A session. To register, please visit The videos will remain available for viewing after the event if you are not able to attend live. 15% of all profits will be donated to the Benedictine Monks of Norcia Foundation.
Free admission to all priests/religious: simply email Mr Christopher Jasper at, indicating that you would like to attend and what diocese/religious house you belong to. Referral Rewards: Get 3 others to sign up and get the full amount of your ticket refunded back to you! Simply have them mention your name as the referent when they sign up.
Speakers and Lectures:
  • Sunday, 09/25: Dr Peter Kwasniewski, PhD: The Liturgical and Spiritual Primacy of Gregorian Chant in Sacred Music
  • Monday, 09/26: Dr Edward Schaefer, DMA: The Nature of Rhythm: Mocquereau and Beyond (a case for Semiology)
  • Tuesday, 09/27: Fr Mark Bachmann, OSB: Beauty and Benefits of the Solesmes Method (a defense)
  • Wednesday, 09/28: Mr Nicholas Lemme: How to Analyze and Prepare a Chant for Mass & Improve Your Schola
  • Thursday, 09/29: Dr William Mahrt, PhD: The Form and Function of the Alleluia and Its Melisma
  • Friday, 09/30: Mgr Alberto Turco, PhD: Recitatives and Psalmody: the Basis for Modality and Gregorian Aesthetics
  • Saturday, 10/01: Fr Chad Ripperger, PhD: Gregorian Chant and the Spiritual Life
  • Sunday, 10/02: Bp Athanasius Schneider: The Importance of Gregorian Chant in the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy

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