Fall Workshop 2021

Beauty in Sacred Music: 

Philosophical Foundations and Practical Strategies

CMAA is offering a “Fall Virtual Workshop” October 14-16, 2021, with live internet presentations on sacred music starting at 4:30 pm Eastern Time Thursday and Friday and 10:00 am Eastern Time on Saturday.

Basic registration is free, and includes the daily Spiritual Reflection and daily Night Prayer.

Registration for breakout sessions (indicated in bold below) is $20 per day, or $50 for the entire workshop. (Note: registration for the Spanish-language sessions on Friday is free of charge.)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • 4:30 pm (ET) Welcome and Spiritual Reflection – Rev. Robert Pasley
  • 5:10 pm – 6:25 pm (ET) Beauty and Evangelization, Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Exec. Director of ICEL (English) (1 hour)
  • 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm (ET)  The Fundamental Trajectory of Aesthetic Education – Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka (English) (1 hour)
  • 8:20 pm – 9:35 pm (ET) TBD (English) (1 hour)
  • 9:55 pm (ET) Night Prayer

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • 4:30 pm (ET) Spiritual Reflection, Rev. Robert Pasley
  • 5:10 pm – 6:25 pm (ET) Beauty in the Jesuit Model of Evangelization, the Jesuit Reductions – Lisa Knutson (English) (1 hour)
  • 5:10 pm – 6:25 pm (ET) Achieving a Beautiful Tone when Singing Gregorian or Spanish-Language Chant – TBD (Spanish)
  • 6:45: pm – 8:00 pm (ET) Gems of the Polyphonic Repertoire that a Parish Choir Can Sing Beautifully – Dr. Horst Buchholz (English) (1 hour)
  • 6:45: pm – 8:00 pm (ET) The necessity of Beauty in the Liturgy (Spanish) – Fr. Rhodes Bolster (Spanish)
  • 8:20 pm – 9:35 pm (ET) The Beauty of Children’s Voices and Beauty in Sacred Music Education Programs for Young Singers – Mary Ann Carr Wilson (English) (1 hour)
  • 8:20 pm – 9:35 pm (ET) Beautiful Sacred Music in the Context of a Spanish-Language Liturgy(Spanish) – Jose Ballon (Spanish)
  • 9:55 pm (ET) Night Prayer (Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Lancaster county, NE, Nicholas Lemme, conductor)

Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • 10:00 am (ET) Holy Mass – Votive Mass of St. Joseph (EF), Rev. Robert Pasley [live-streamed from Mater Ecclesiae Parish, Berlin, NJ] Offered for the intentions of CMAA donors.
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm (ET) Achieving Beautiful Choral Tone – TBD (1 hour)
  • 2:50 pm – 4:05 pm (ET) COVID-19 Research and Risk Mitigation in Choral Singing, Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka (1 hour)
  • 4:25 pm – 5:40 pm (ET) Beauty and New Compositions – David Hughes (1 hour)
  • 6:00 pm (ET) Night Prayer (St. John the Evangelist Basilica, Stamford, CT, Nicholas Botkins, choirmaster)

Fall Workshop 2021


Select all the days you want to attend the Fall Sacred Music Workshop.

For Friday’s sessions, please indicate which language sessions you want to attend.

To register for the full workshop, choose all three days. For only the basic registration, choose “No” for all three days.


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Additional information

Include Thursday workshops?

Yes, No

Include Friday workshops (English or Spanish)?

English, Spanish, No

Include Saturday workshops?

Yes, No