The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy

September 18, 2012

Following our successful conference in Miami in February, the CMAA is teaming up with Duquesne University to present another conference on Tournemire.

The registration deadline is Friday, September 28, 2012.

www.musicasacra.com/tournemire

The Church Music Association of America in collaboration with
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

present

The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy

October 21-24, 2012

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring the legacy of Charles Tournemire as an improviser and teacher of improvisation on October 21-24, 2012 on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and at neighboring Pittsburgh churches. The conference seeks to explore the aesthetic, liturgical, theoretical, and technical principles of Tournemire’s improvisations and teachings on improvisation, the use of Gregorian chant in organ improvisation, the role of organ improvisations in the Catholic liturgy, and pedagogical approaches to teaching organ improvisation.

The conference will include liturgies, opportunities for the study of improvisation at the organ, recital programs and papers relating to the conference theme.

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