The Liturgical Music Institute is a five day comprehensive program that offers musical, liturgical and pastoral formation to both new and experienced liturgical musicians. Participants take part in a ten-hour liturgical theology course as well as applied music workshops in organ, voice, composition, music theory or conducting and plenum sessions that focus on specific pastoral dimensions of liturgical music ministry. Participants will also attend daily spiritual conferences, morning and evening prayer and daily Mass. In addition to the varied workshops and presentations, they interact with other liturgical musicians from around the country to share ideas, concerns and best practices.
This year’s Institute, which runs from July 23 to 28, 2017, will be led by well-known and respected faculty members: Rev. Paul Colloton, OSFS, Frank Crosio, Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco, Christopher Ferraro, Alan Hommerding, Susan Hugelmeyer, Rev. Michael Joncas, Keith Kalemba, Lisa Kelly and John Miller. The principal sponsor of the Liturgical Music Institute is World Library Publications, the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch.
The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, situated on 215 acres close to the Long Island Sound, provides a unique and tranquil setting for the Institute. Liturgies will be held in the historic monastic chapel with its three manual E.M. Skinner organ. Classrooms and meeting rooms are equipped with state of the art technology. Accommodations consist of single bedrooms with private bathrooms and showers and air conditioning.
See the Institute website for more information and for information about how to register. Early registration ends June 1, 2017.