Monday, May 15, 2023

Colorado Sacred Music Conference - Aug. 9-10


August 9–10

St. Mark Catholic Church

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Build up Your Parish Music Program

“The treasure of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care” 

(Sancrosanctum concilium 114)

Register or learn more by clicking here

Music directors, accompanists, interested singers, parish clergy and seminarians: join us August 9 & 10 for an intensive two-day conference designed to lay out the fundamentals of building a strong, faithful parish music program.

Reinvigorate your music program by embracing Catholic sacred traditions, growing in musical knowledge, and building friendships with fellow Catholic musicians around Colorado!

Highlights will include:

  • Understanding the powerful role of beauty in our spirituality and what the Church teaches about sacred music in the Mass.
  • How to build a sacred music repertoire based on the Three Transcendentals of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
  • Learning basic voice pedagogy, including: Improving the sound of your choir through a theological and holistic approach to vocal technique, and helping your choir to grow in skills like sight-reading, key familiarization, and tuning.
  • The fundamentals of Gregorian chant.
  • Basic and advanced accompaniment techniques.
  • The opportunity to sing a variety of sacred music for Mass and Vespers.
  • Breakout sessions for clergy and seminarians on the integral role of music in the Mass and how to become more confident singing particular Mass parts.
  • Conversations about the joys, challenges, and questions that arise in music ministry.

Included are a resource book of approachable choral repertoire and rich Eucharistic hymns you can take with you.
The cost is $175 if you register by May 15 ($200 after that). All meals are included. Priests, deacons, and seminarians are FREE! The deadline for registration is June 15.
A supportive rate for parishes or individuals needing financial assistance. See the registration page to learn more.

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