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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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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

CMAA President Has His Own "STAR" In Hollywood
published 2 May 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ART OF MY JOB as Watershed President consists of speaking with generous Catholics who value our work and feel called by our Lord to offer assistance. A person who lives in Los Angeles recently purchased the Campion Missal & Hymnal and wanted to discuss further possibilities of helping promote the Latin Mass. In this case, we were already thinking of heading to California to visit family, so everything worked out perfectly. Is this trip business or pleasure? The correct answer is “yes.”

Anyway, did you know a former President of the CMAA has a “Star” in Hollywood? That’s correct, and you can see his name in the picture at the upper right. That’s my wife, Cynthia, and our daughter, Carmen.

Roger Wagner was, quite simply, a “legend.” One of my dear friends knew him very well, and so I’ve heard a ton of interesting stories about him. At this time, I won’t relate all these anecdotes: they can wait. Right now, I just wish to point out that Roger was a great a musician who understood large musical forms. This is a rare gift.