The Liturgical Music Institute in New York

The Liturgical Music Institute offers musical, liturgical and pastoral formation for both new and experienced liturgical musicians. Over the course of five and a half days, participants take a ten-hour liturgical theology course, skills workshops (organ, voice, cantor, choral conducting, music theory or music composition) and plenum workshops that focus on specific pastoral dimensions of liturgical music ministry. They also attend spiritual conferences, sung Morning and Evening Prayer and daily Mass and interact with the faculty and other liturgical participants from around
the United States to share ideas, concerns and best practices. The week culminates with a choral concert featuring the faculty and participants of the Institute.

This year’s Institute, which will run from July 28 to August 2, 2019, will be led by well-known and respected faculty members: Rev. Paul Colloton, OSFS, Frank Crosio, Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco, Christopher Ferraro, Raymond Henderson, Susan Hugelmeyer, Keith Kalemba, Lisa Kelly, Matthew Koraus, Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, John Miller, Mike Novak and Steven Warner. The principal sponsors of the Liturgical Music Institute are World Library Publications, the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch and NPM.

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, 2019.


  1. The institute is wonderful and well worth your time! I attended the summer of 2017 and loved every moment. It is a cross between a colloquium and a retreat and so well organized! Try it!

  2. Watching this program grow has been a joy and an inspiration. Congratulations to Chris Ferraro and Susan Hugelmeyer for skillfully guiding this gathering into what it is today. If you’re on the fence about a thoughtful, prayerful, musical landscape for your own renewal, consider this program. It’s an honour to be part of the endeavour.

  3. I’m so glad to see this. I was just at this facility in Huntington giving a day of renewal this past weekend. It is a beautiful location in one of the loveliest parts of Long Island (do allow enough time if you are driving, however — it’s not the destination, but the roads from any of the major bridges that are prey to traffic jams). If you have time while in the area, I’d also recommend a side trip to visit the Planting Fields Arboretum in Glen Cove, which is only a short distance away. Fabulous. An old estate. The mansion is nothing special, but the majestic trees and wide range of plants are just spectacular.

    Liturgical music development requires good events for enrichment. Chris Ferraro is to be commended for his work, and NPM and WLP for their sponsorship.

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