Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The SSGG Is Now A Chapter of CMAA

As of September 1, 2012, the Society of St. Gregory the Great, an independent lay organization of Catholics in Central Oregon, will add to its name: A chapter of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA).

As a member organization of CMAA, the society is acknowledging as part of its mission the educating  of local Catholics in appropriate sacred music for the liturgy, including Gregorian chant.  The CMAA was founded in 1874 and revived in the wake of Vatican II to carry out the authentic instruction of the Church in regard to music for the Mass and Office.  Its quarterly publication, Sacred Music, provides much information about how to implement the mind of the Church on sacred music.

The Society also wishes to link itself to the CMAA in recognition of CMAA's work in providing many resources for Catholic musicians, including free on-line music for singing the Mass – propers and ordinaries – as well as its excellent colloquia each year. Next year the Sacred Music Colloquium will be once again held in Salt Lake City, which will give those in the Western United States access to training and opportunities to participate in magnificent liturgies.  

More information about the colloquium for 2013 will appear on this blog and at www.musicasacra.org as the time for the June-July event gets nearer.

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