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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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Summer Sacred Music Workshop 2016
published 19 May 2016 by Andrew Leung

CTL Summer Sacred Music Workshop 2016 UILDING ON THE SUCCESS of the 2015 workshop held at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in Jasper, Ga, Southeastern Sacred Music invites you to join them again for the 2016 workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Southeastern Sacred Music is the newly founded chapter of the Church Music Association of America for church musicians in the southeast region of the country.

This year’s workshop is extended to one-and-a-half day long from July 22 to July 23. Participants will have to opportunity the study Gregorian chant and polyphony under the directions of Dr. Jennifer Donelson and other faculty members. The workshop, including a Solemn Vespers and a Novus Ordo Solemn Mass, will be held at the historical and beautiful Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, TN.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The registration fee is $60 per person which includes all materials, access to the full program, lunch, and snacks. The cost will rise to $75 for late registration after June 30. The discounted price for full-time students and seminarians is $25. Dormitory rooms at the nearby University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus will be available, as will lodging in hotels.

Full details will be available soon. For more information, visit the Southeastern Sacred Music website, or contact Maria Rist at music@stspeterandpaulbasilica.com | 865-335-0588.