Right now, we're in the midst of the Summer Colloquium at Duquesne University. This annual week of intensive singing and networking is the flagship event of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA). And it's a ship on which I'm happy to sail.
Five chant choirs – from beginning through advanced. Polyphonic choirs doing Byrd, Josquin, Victoria, Lotti. Masses and Vespers. Ordinary form and Extraordinary form.Workshops on topics from semiology to vocal pedagogy. Singers, directors, lovers of sacred music. Faculty from around the world. And sufficient time for exchanging ideas, war stories, and plans for the future.
I've even found some spare moments to begin planning Cantorae St. Augustine's November 2012 concert and my next CD!