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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)

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From CCW President's Desk: Merry Christmas!
published 23 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

HY DID OUR LORD become a little child? Looking into the loving eyes of my children, I begin to understand. Please pray for my family, and I promise to pray for yours. Also, please accept my very best Christmas wishes for you and your loved ones. Any good we are able to accomplish here at Corpus Christi Watershed is only thanks to your kindness and generosity!

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