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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
12,000 . . . In Four Days
published 13 October 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

Here is a cartoon, produced by Corpus Christi Watershed, that got more than 12,000 views on YouTube within the first four days of its release. The cartoon was designed with humor in mind. The intent is to get folks to start delving into the Church’s legislation on Sacred music:

The cartoon is similar to another Corpus Christi Watershed video:
        Can You Tell The Difference? Sacred vs. Secular Music at Mass (click here to view)