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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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Triumph Beyond Belief … Beyond Imagination
published 28 June 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

NEVER DREAMED any music conference could be this powerful. The presentations have been utterly inspiring, the facilities are great, the conductors are superb, and the camaraderie is out of this world. May God be praised. In a world filled with negativity, complaining, and hand–wringing, FSSP.la is doing something positive and marvelous. May God be praised.

Photo: Rehearsing polyphony under the baton of Dr. Buchholz:

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Listening to all these experts—Dr. Calabrese, Dr. Buchholz, Fr. Popplewell, Dr. Tappan, Chris Avendaño, and so forth—I remember why I got into music in the first place!

I am so inspired, and the week is only half over!

The days are EXTREMELY LONG … but we can’t stop, because it’s so amazing.