Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Music Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Workshop

Sponsored by
the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America

in conjunction with
 Department of Music, Ave Maria University,
Ave Maria, Florida.
Friday & Saturday, March 19-20, 2010

This two-day workshop will present both beginning and advanced musicians with lectures, breakout sessions, and rehearsals that will enrich their knowledge of Gregorian chant and its use in the Roman Catholic liturgy.

Led by a faculty of chant specialists from around the state, attendees will learn more about the history of Gregorian chant and its role in the liturgy as well as experience the chant in the context of both the Divine Office and the Mass.

Beginning chanters will be introduced to the basics of notation and rhythm according to the classic Solesmes method. Experienced chanters will learn new repertoire and advance their understanding of rhythmic and interpretive nuance. Resources and practical methods for the cultivation of Gregorian chant in the life of the parish will also be discussed. A special breakout session will be devoted to helping priests and deacons with their liturgical chants.

This workshop is ideal for choir members, parish music directors, music students, teachers, parents, seminarians, deacons, priests, and anyone who is interested in learning about the heritage of sacred music within the Roman Catholic Church.

Registration fees are $40 or $15 for students (with I.D.) and include the price of instructional materials and instruction. Overnight accommodations will be available at AMU’s Xavier Conference Center. Participants can choose among various options for room and board. For prices and options, click above at “Brochure and tentative schedule”.

Pre-registration is required.
 Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2010
Contact Information: 
 Susan Treacy
 (239) 280-1668 or susan.treacy@avemaria.edu


Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Tucker – Managing Editor, Sacred Music

Mary Jane Ballou – Director of the Schola Cantorae, St Augustine, FL
Jennifer Donelson – Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Timothy McDonnell - Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FLs
Michael O’Connor – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Susan Treacy – Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL

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