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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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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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iPhone Clip • From Sacred Music Symposium 2018
published 19 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

AINT John Mary Vianney reminds us: “The Good Lord is indeed good.” We are unworthy of His love, yet our Divine Master fails not to shower His love upon us. For the last two years, God has sent us the most fabulous presenters and participants—and this year is no different.

A brief excerpt from yesterday’s rehearsal, with conductor Kevin Allen:


The days are very long and absolutely packed—but the people are so great, the time flies by.