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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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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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Exclusive Interview With Dr. William Mahrt
published 4 February 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

361 Mahrt ODAY, I HAD the privilege of interviewing Dr. William Mahrt, President of the Church Music Association of America. Here’s a preview of our chat.

In general, we discussed the Sacred Music Journal, of which Dr. Mahrt is editor. Here’s the entire interview:

      * *  Mp3 Recording • Full Interview with Dr. William Mahrt (14 minutes)

Toward the end I ask him a loaded question … and he answers!