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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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What Happens When A Choirmaster Gets Sad?
published 10 July 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE LIFE of a choirmaster is a life of sacrifice. It is not an easy vocation, by any stretch of the imagination. Only those who have been a director—and stood before a real choir in real life—understand the difficulties.

Depressed? Need a good laugh?

A Honeymooner episode is always a good starting place:


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