Thursday, January 11, 2024

Announcing This Year’s CMAA Summer Programs and Colloquium

The Church Music Association (CMAA) is happy to announce the upcoming in-person events for 2024. The St John Newman Center in Champaign, Illinois, will be our host this year; their newly-renovated chapel is lovely, as evidenced by the photos of some of the aspects of the renovation.
CMAA SUMMER COURSES | June 18-22 | Champaign, Illinois
The Summer Courses will have three options this year.
  • Chant Intensive, to be taught by Jeffrey Morse, of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Vocal Intensive, to be taught by Dr. MeeAe Cecilia Nam, of Eastern Michigan University
  • Organ Improvisation, to be taught by Dr. Horst Buchholz, Director of Music, Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Diocese of Detroit
For the Vocal Intensive course, we will be limiting attendance to no more than 15 registrants. For the Organ Improvisation, we can accept no more than 5 registrants.
The three courses will share breaks and meals, as well as working toward the culmination of the courses with a closing Mass in the lovely chapel. Chant Intensive students will prepare the Mass Ordinary and Proper Chants; Vocal Intensive will prepare polyphonic pieces; Organ Improvisation will prepare the prelude, postlude and any other Mass improvisation needed for the liturgy.
Get all the details of the courses here, as well as access to registration:
CMAA SACRED MUSIC COLLOQUIUM | June 24-29, 2024 | Champaign, Illinois
Our 34th Annual Sacred Music Colloquium will feature the following plenary speakers for 2024:
  • Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, Bishop of Columbus, Ohio
  • Dr. William P. Mahrt, Editor, Sacred Music, President of CMAA
  • Gregory DiPippo, Editor, New Liturgical Movement
Join the CMAA for a wonderful six days of learning, singing, praying and laughing together as we work on chant and polyphony with an outstanding faculty. Dormitory housing and meals will be on-site at the Newman Center facilities, as well as all sessions. This may be the most convenient of all our Colloquium locations to date!
The repertory will include chanted Mass Ordinaries, Propers, and office hymns, as well as a variety of polyphonic works, including the Duruflé Requiem when we pray for all deceased CMAA Members. With liturgies in the Novus Ordo (in English, Spanish, and Latin), as well as the Usus antiquior, experience the full range of the Roman Rite with reverence and the best we can offer in worship of God.
For all the details about the schedule, faculty, registration and housing, visit the website here:

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