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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 cannot exaggerate our indebtedness to Dr. Julian’s “Dictionary of Hymnology,” a monumental work, without which we could not have reached the high standard of accuracy, as to both texts and authorship, which we set before us when entering upon our labours.
— Committee for “New English Hymnal” (1906)

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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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