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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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Dale uses an Italian name on every possible occasion… […] In Dale, you do not bow to the celebrant, you “proceed to make the customary salutation”; you do not stand, you “retain a standing posture.” Everyone “observes” to do everything: you observe not to kneel, you observe to retain a kneeling posture. The MC does not tell a man to do a thing, he apprizes him that it should he performed. The celebrant “terminates” the creed; he genuflects in conjunction with the sacred ministers—then he observes to assume a standing posture in conjunction with them. The MC goes about apprizing and comporting himself till he observes to perform the customary salutation. The subdeacon imparts the Pax in the same manner as it was communicated to him. Everyone exhibits a grave deportment; Imagine anyone talking like this. Imagine anyone saying that you ought to exhibit a deportment.
— Fr Adrian Fortescue

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Telephone Conversation w/ Faculty
published 3 August 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

I WAS DELIGHTED to speak with two faculty members from the 2017 Sacred Music Symposium: Dr. Lucas Tappan and Fr. Dominic Popplewell, FSSP. You’re allowed to “listen in” during our conversation, if you so choose.

The phone signal from Australia was fairly strong!


We were all deeply moved, and wanted to take just a few minutes and call to mind some aspects we enjoyed during an unforgettable week.