Musica Sacra Florida 2014

Musica Sacra Florida, the Florida chapter of the CMAA, is happy to announce our 6th annual Gregorian chant conference. 

New this year is a two-day workshop offered by Father Scott Haynes from the Society of St. John Cantius for training servers to serve a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite.  Participants under the age of 18 accompanied by a chaperone are also welcome to participate (contact Susan Treacy for more details – contact info available on conference website).

Server training workshop – Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th
Gregorian chant conference – Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May 17th 

Server training participants are welcome to stay for Saturday’s portion of the chant conference.
This year’s conference takes place on the beautiful campus of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. 

Registration prices are affordable, and include materials and instruction. Adults are $60, Full-time students (with ID), seminarians, and clergy are $15. On-campus housing is available, too, with a single room for $50/night and a double for $70/night ($35/night/person). 

Fr. Scott Haynes will serve as the keynote speaker, and Mr. Adam Bartlett (composer of the Simple English Propers and Lumen Christi Missal) joins our faculty this year in teaching English chant. 

Other faculty members include: 

Mary Jane Ballou, D.S.M. – Cantorae Saint Augustine
Jennifer Donelson, D.M.A. – Nova Southeastern University
Jeffrey Herbert, CAGO/ChM – Saint Raphael Church, Englewood, FL
Susan Treacy, Ph.D. – Ave Maria University

Special workshop tracks are available in: 

– Singing Gregorian Chant in English & a new parish music program, the Lumen Christi series
– Gregorian Chironomy – How to conduct Gregorian chant
– Instruction for chant directors & aspiring chant directors on learning & teaching new chants
– Basic instruction on how to read Gregorian chant notation

The conference also includes:

– Choice of scholae for beginning/intermediate (men & women), upper-level men, & upper-level women

– Missa cantata in the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening with chants provided by the Schola Cantorum of Saints Francis & Clare (Miami)
– Closing Missa cantata in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening with English & Latin chants provided by conference participants

Registration deadline is Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!