Church Music Association of America Colloquium XXIV
Instructor: Ann Labounsky
Dates: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
2 Graduate Credits
This course includes extensive training in Gregorian chant and the sacred choral tradition under a world-class faculty; Choices of a chant class for beginners, and intermediate and advanced chant classes; Choral experience with one of four large choirs singing sacred music of the masters such as Gibbons, Purcell, des Prez, Victoria, Philips, Parsons, di Lasso, Byrd, and Bruckner; Daily liturgy with careful attention to officially prescribed musical settings; Experience in singing at liturgy as a choir member assigned particular Mass settings, motets, chants, and responses; Training in vocal production and technique; Conducting practicum; Training for Priests in the sung Mass; Pedagogy demonstrations; Special sessions in organ including, service playing, improvisation,; Practical sessions in playing for the masses; Composers' Forum; Seminars on parish music management, integrating sung parts of the liturgy, chants of the New Roman Missal, polyphonic repertoire for beginning and advanced choirs. Lectures by leading liturgists.
Two graduate credits for this course requires a brief reflection paper due two weeks after the Colloquium. Each professor will make an evaluation of each student's progress and a composite grade of all the professors will constitute the final grade.