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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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CMAA Winter Sacred Music Workshop
published 3 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

JUST RECEIVED a email from the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) today about the Winter Sacred Music Workshop. The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, from January 4 to January 8. The registration is now open and there will be a fee for late registrations after December 15.

In the past, the CMAA has organized Chant Intensive Courses in the winter. But this year, they came up with a new conference, a mini-colloquium. This conference will include both chant courses and polyphony courses in different levels. The conference faculty include Wilko Brouwers, Scott Turkington, Dr. William Mahrt and Kevin Clarke who will serve as the organist. The repertoire is now finalized and the music book is available for downloads here.

If you have never experienced a CMAA sacred music conference before, this video from the Colloquium 2015 may give you some idea of what you might be singing: