Thursday, August 9, 2012

Register Now for Conference on Charles Tournemire

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

October 21-24, 2012
Duquesne University and venues around Pittsburgh

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.

Registration is now open! To register for the conference ($100) or to find out more information, please visit

Registration deadline is Friday, September 28th.