Summer Colloquium in Pittsburgh

DuquesneChapel 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!

Thanks, CMAA!

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About Mary Jane Ballou

Mary Jane Ballou’s life in sacred music began in a children’s choir at the age of three. Instrumental music waited until her piano lessons started in primary school. And her music life remains a joyous pairing of sacred vocal music and the instrumental repertoire of Spain, Ireland, and Scotland.

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