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Liturgical Music


Heather Josselyn-Cranson, OSL, Convener
Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair of Music
Regis College
235 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA 02493
[email protected]

Mission Statement

The Music Seminar devotes its sessions to discussion of liturgy and ritual music 1) through papers by members of the group, 2) around issues, projects and studies about music in rites and 3) by examining new and emerging resources, i.e., hymn collections and musical settings for liturgy. 

2018 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 5
10:30 AM
Introductions, updates, base-touching

Review of the seminar agenda

Kim R. Harris  Sr. Thea Bowman: Liturgical Justice through Black Sacred Song

Michael O’Connor  A Performance of Love:Music and Liturgical Imagination

1:30 PM
Jason McFarland  Music in Liturgical Studies

Mikie Roberts  "A Survey of Caribbean Hymnody"

4:00 PM Preparations for Saturday’s topic and discussion

Saturday, January 6
9:00 AM
Music in Times of Crisis
Steve Janco  The Healing Potential of Music as Ritual Symbol

Troy Messenger  Instrumental Music in Times of Crisis


1:30 PM
Music in Times of Crisis, continued.

Announcements / Planning for future meetings

Discussion about how the seminar convener is chosen