Winter Sacred Music Photo

The CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music course was completed yesterday with the final sung Votive Mass for the Holy Name of Jesus at St. Mary’s Seminary (Houston, TX) Chapel. This Mass was in the Ordinary Form, with Rev. Stephen Reynolds as celebrant.

A group photo of our Winter Sacred Music 2016 Participants, with the exception of a few who had to leave immediately in order to catch flights.

Winter Sacred Music Draws to a Close

As we begin the final day of the CMAA’s Winter Sacred Music course, here is a photo from yesterday’s Mass…

The children’s choir at St. Theresa’s Parish in Sugar Land sang for daily Mass… directed by Ben Geier, assisted by Sawyer Sellers, with Kevin Clarke as organist.

New Organ Recording: Influences, by Jonathan Ryan

CMAA Board Member and Colloquium Faculty member Jonathan Ryan announces the release of a new solo organ recording available now!

Recorded on a specifically chosen European pipe organ famous for its brilliant fusion of German, French, and English Romantic styles, the repertoire centers around music with significant influences from another style or nationality, and which additionally makes strong connections between North America and Europe.

Included are major works by Healey Willan and Marcel Dupre: the German-inspired Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue, Op. 149 and Gregorian-chant based Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23 respectively.

Also featured is a commissioned piece by renowned English composer Philip Moore, and the recording premiere of Ride in a High Speed Train by contemporary Dutch composer Ad Wammes.

Colloquium attendees heard two of these works in Jonathan’s 2015 Colloquium recital at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information about purchasing, visit Jonathan’s website.

In addition, a special Recording Release and CD Signing Reception is to be held Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenwich, CT. Special guest, renowned English composer Philip Moore: Featuring the premiere performance of his commissioned piece. (map).

To Sing With the Angels

By Virginia A. Schubert, PhD
A signature volume chronicling the history of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, founded in 1955 by the then Father Richard J. Schuler.  The Chorale is now in its 42ndseason of singing with professional orchestra the great Classical and Romantic Masses of composers like Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert as a part of the liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin at the Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  
This book also recounts the important role that Monsignor Schuler played in the area of sacred music in the post-Vatican II Church.  It was his heroic commitment, through word and deed, to the authentic implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. the document on music and liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, that helped keep the patrimony of Catholic sacred music alive in the United States for a new Renaissance.  When Monsignor Schuler was accused of living in the past, he often said that he was rather forty years ahead of the times.   And he is being proven correct.


 For more information about the book, visit the New Liturgical Movement blog for the full press release.

Summer Chant Intensive Registration Now Open

Announcing Summer Chant Intensive 2015
Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, PA
June 23-26, 2015

Make plans to join us at Duquesne University again this summer for the Summer Chant Intensive!

This summer’s course will be taught by instructor Wilko Brouwers, from the Netherlands, in one section including men and women. In addition to the sessions on chant, this year’s course will also offer breakout sessions by Dr. Ann Labounsky on organ improvisation, as well as a concert on Thursday evening combining chant and organ improvisation.

Compline will be sung to allow participants to experience the beauty of a portion of the sung Divine Office. Gregorian repertoire will be used for Divine Office, the closing Mass on Friday and for a concert on Thursday evening.

We expect this class to fill quickly, so don’t delay. For more information, visit the detailed description page or contact us at

Get all the details about the course, the schedule, dorms, meal plan, getting around Pittsburgh and more here:

 For registration information, you can print a Registration Form or…