Thursday, October 5, 2006
For those readers of our blog who do not yet know about the Church Music Association of America, you may want to check out the website at www.musicasacra.com. For $30 annually, you can become a member and receive the excellent journal Sacred Music. The CMAA journal is actually the only journal I do read cover-to-cover, since all of the articles contained in each issue has specifically to do with our work as church musicians and choir directors. Plus, the CMAA meets yearly for its Sacred Music Colloquium, a week-long session of chant and polyphony study and discussion of "what's going on now" in the realm of sacred music. As a colloquium participant (full, active and conscious, of course), you will meet other directors of music, organists, and choral singers from around the nation (the world, too). Join the CMAA. Make your parish join CMAA. One Fatima Church parishioner read my report in the Diocesan newspaper about last summer's CMAA Colloquium at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and became so excited to learn that chant and polyphony were still being studied and fostered for use at Mass, that she joined the CMAA as well as the choir!
Scribbled by Jason Pennington at 7:16:00 AM