Although it is Holy Week, we should remember that May will be here before we know it. And May 15th & 16th are the dates for the Musica Sacra Florida Conference at Ave Maria University. This is a wonderful small conference that welcomes beginners learning to read square notes, as well as more experienced singers interested in semiology and the propers.
The keynote speaker will be Father James Bradley, a fascinating Ordinariate priest. There are two liturgies, one Extraordinary Form and one Ordinary Form, as well as an accessible sung Lauds. Faculty include Drs. Susan Treacy, Mary Jane Ballou, and Ed Schaefer.
New this year - a Saturday workshop on chant for children, led by Michael Olbash and a workshop for cantors (or would-be cantors) on bringing chant to their parishes.
Learn more and register online at Musica Sacra Housing is available on campus at a very reasonable rate.