Fantastic Lineup of Presenters at Tournemire Conference

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.
We have a wonderful line-up of presenters and recitalists:
Benjamin Cornelius-Bates (Duquesne University)
David Hughes (St. Mary’s, Norwalk, CT)
David Jonies (Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago)
Ann Labounsky (Duquesne University)
David McCarthy (Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Penfield, NY)
Crista Miller (Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston)
Zvonimir Nagy (Duquesne University)
Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah (Duquesne University)
Ron Prowse (Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit)
Boguslaw Raba (Musicology University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Kirstin Rutchman (Duke University)
Vincent Rone (UC Santa Barbara)
Ed Schaefer (University of Florida)
Richard Spotts (Doylestown, PA, featured recitalist)
Alastair Stout (Pittsburgh Compline Choir)
Robert Sutherland Lord (University of Pittsburgh)
Mickey Thomas Terry
Paul Weber (Franciscan University of Steubenville)
More details, including tentative schedule, lecture topics, and recital programs are available on the conference website:  
We hope you’ll be able to join us!  Registration is only $100!
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Donelson at jd1120 (at) nova (dot) edu or (954) 262.7610.