Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Electronic Access to Sacred Music Journal Now Available to CMAA Members

As managing editor of the journal, I am very delighted to announce that electronic access to the CMAA’s journal Sacred Music is now available, in addition to the print copies delivered to mailboxes.

This has been made possible due to the excellent work of a team of members who have overhauled our website, and implemented a new member portal on the CMAA’s website.

Our new website,, showcases our amazing resources in an elegant and easy-to-navigate format, with beautiful photos and graphics, as well as the addition of even more resources for members and the public.

The new member portal is available at Through this portal, members can easily view their account status, renew their memberships, view upcoming events, join regional groups for networking and events, and have access to recordings from past events. And it is also at this link that members can access electronic copies of the journal by clicking on “Member Resources.” Generally speaking, this electronic copy will be available about a month in advance of the paper copy arriving in mailboxes.

Want to receive Sacred Music, by not yet a member of the CMAA? Click here to join.

Here is the table of contents for the most recent issue (150.2) of Sacred Music.

  • Tradition and the Future | Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
  • Bach and the Language of Chant | Markus Rathey
  • Musician Nuns in Eighteenth-Century Bahia, Brazil | Rosana Marreco Brescia
  • The Offertory Proper: Motets that Maintain the Plainchant Ethos | Nicholas Lemme
  • Learning to Listen | Fr. Richard Cipolla
  • Summer Thoughts | Mary Jane Ballou
  • Good Music, Sacred Music, and Silence: Three Gifts of God for Liturgy and for Life by Peter A. Kwasniewski | Review by Jeffrey Quick
  • Sir Roger Scruton on Music | Kurt Poterack

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