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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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“Victoria not only made his professional debut as church organist: he also continued active on the organ bench until the very eve of his death. Indeed, during his last seven years at Madrid (1604-1611) he occupied no other musical post but that of convent organist.”
— Dr. Robert Stevenson (1961)

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Symposium Booklets Have Arrived!
published 19 June 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

IME AND AGAIN, I have bewailed the situation where so many Catholic bloggers are willing to write 10,000 articles complaining about church music…but won’t lift a finger in real life to change the situation. Anyone can write articles saying “things need to improve”—but actually getting one’s hands dirty? That’s quite another matter.

For this reason, I’m delighted to highlight Saint Vitus Parish (FSSP) in Los Angeles. Every year, the parish sponsors a Sacred Music Symposium, which has become America’s foremost “training camp” for choirmasters interested in authentic Catholic music. When I was growing up, we called this “putting your money where your mouth is.”

Each participant will receive a 238-page booklet—and they just arrived!


1,000 people downloaded the Draft Copy, but the final booklet is much nicer, and twice as long. (Copyrighted items were not included in the Draft Copy.)


Please email all your friends this link:

ccwatershed.org/symposium