2nd Annual Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference

January 5, 2010

Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference

Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America 
in conjunction with the
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, go to www.musicasacra.com/florida (Webpage still under re-construction — updates coming soon)

Pre-registration is required.
 Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2010
To register, visit: www.musicasacra.com/florida
Contact Information: 
 Susan Treacy
 (239) 280-1668 or susan [dot] treacy [at] avemaria.edu

Faculty:

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, FL
Michael O’Connor – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Susan Treacy – Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL

Registration:
Registration fees are $40 and include the price of instructional materials and instruction. Students (with I.D.) are $15. Payment is accepted online or due upon arrival at the conference. Pre-registration is required. Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2010. Registration is available at: www.musicasacra.com/florida

Room & Board Options:
Overnight accommodations will be available at AMU’s Xavier Conference Center.
Participants may choose from among the following options for room and board.
Xavier Conference Center — Single occupancy $45
Xavier Conference Center — Double occupancy ($30 per person) $60
Saturday Breakfast $5
Saturday Lunch $7

Location:
Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Boulevard, Ave Maria, FL 34142
A campus map can be accessed at: http://www.avemaria.edu/uploads/pagesfiles/352.pdf
All events except the closing Mass are located in the Bob Thomas Student Union, labeled 05 on the campus map.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Friday, March 19th
3:00-4:30 Registration Xavier Conference Center
4:30 Welcome
4:45 Keynote Lecture /Jeffrey Tucker on the spirituality of chant Ballroom
5:30-6:45 Breakout Sessions
a. The Singing Celebrant/TBA
b. Intro to Gregorian Chironomy (Conducting)/Treacy
c. Introduction to Gregorian Notation/Donelson
d. Music in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass/McDonnell
7:00 Vespers & Benediction (Fr Brian Austin, FSSP) The Oratory
8:00 Social Hour & Dinner The Queen Mary Pub

Saturday, March 20th
7:30 Lauds Executive Dining Room
7:50 Late Registration / Breakfast (Catered) Executive Dining Room
8:45 Rehearsal No. 1 TBA
10:00 Break
10:15 Lecture 1/Historical Aspects/O’Connor Ballroom
11:00 Rehearsal No. 2 TBA
12:00 Lunch (Catered) Executive Dining Room
1:30 Lecture 2/ Chant since Summorum pontificum/Tucker Ballroom
2:15 Rehearsal No. 3 TBA
3:30 Break / Walk to The Oratory
3:45-4:45 Rehearsal No. 4 The Oratory
5:00 Missa cantata (Extraordinary Form) The Oratory
6:00 Supper The Queen Mary Pub

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