If you’re coming to the Sacred Music Colloquium and you’ve been putting off booking your room, don’t wait. Today (Friday, May 17) is the last day you will be able to receive the guaranteed low, CMAA rates. If you stayed at the Little Americ…
Remember this video from the 2008 Colloquium? It just keeps getting better and better. Although the initial registration deadline for this year’s Colloquium was yesterday (May 15), we’re keeping registration open until June 1 or every last spot i…
As an option for those who choose not to sing in a polyphony choir at this year’s Sacred Music Colloquium, Dr. Susan Treacy, professor of Music at Ave Maria University, will be offering an afternoon lecture series commemorating the 110th anniversary …
Teaching an online class tonight in Gregorian Notation.
Gregorian Notation II: This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Gregorian Notation I.
We’ll introduce more neumes, the flat sign, bar lines, and more. Register here….
Ward Method Studies in Colorado
Dr. Alise A. Brown, music educator and teacher of the Ward Method at the University of Northern Colorado — who will also be presenting on the Ward Method at this year’s Sacred Music Colloquium — has kindly allowed the CMAA to make available on-line her 2007 dissertation, The Life of Justine Ward.
The full title of her study is The Life of Justine Ward; her Work in Comparison to Orff and Kodaly; with Applications for the Public School Classroom.
some form of instruction that includes elements of Orff or Kodály
methods. The purpose of using these methods is to increase learning.
Each of the methods helps provide needed stimulation in one or more
areas that will hopefully lead to music literacy. But there is another
method, the Ward Method, created by Justine Ward, an American-born
woman. The first book of her Catholic Education Series appeared in 1914.
Her unique method is based in principles of the Chevé method from
France in the 1800s and on Gregorian chant.
You are invited to experience the Sacred Music Colloquium, the largest
and most in-depth teaching conference and retreat on sacred music in the
world. Our 2013 program at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt
Lake City, Utah, …
As you know, many more than usual have applied for financial assistance in order to be able to attend this year’s Sacred Music Colloquium. In order to make up a $1050 deficit in the scholarship fund, we are asking you to consider making a contrib…
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