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Opportunity: Online Gregorian Chant Conference

From September 25 — October 2, Gregorian Chant Academy will be hosting their first-ever online conference dedicated to Gregorian chant — the 2022 International Chant Conference.

This event will consist of 8 distinguished speakers, experts in the fields of Chant, Liturgy, and Theology/Philosophy. Each day, at 3:00pm PST, we will present a 45-minute pre-recorded lecture on a specific aspect of Gregorian Chant, followed by a LIVE 45-minute session of Q&A.

With an exciting lineup of lectures — including one from our very own Nicholas Lemme, the choir director at St. Francis here in Lincoln:


Sunday: Dr Peter Kwasniewski, PhD:

The Liturgical and Spiritual Primacy of Gregorian Chant in Sacred Music

Monday: Dr Edward Schaefer, DMA:

The Nature of Rhythm: Mocquereau and Beyond

Tuesday: Fr Mark Bachmann, OSB:

Beauty and Benefits of the Solesmes Method

Wednesday: Mr Nicholas Lemme:

How to Analyze and Prepare a Chant for Mass

Thursday: Dr William Mahrt, PhD:

The Form and Function of the Alleluia and Its Melisma

Friday: Mgr Alberto Turco, PhD:

Recitatives and Psalmody: the Basis for Modality and Gregorian Aesthetics

Saturday: Fr Chad Ripperger, PhD:

Gregorian Chant and the Spiritual Life

Sunday: Bp Athanasius Schneider:

The Importance of Gregorian Chant in the Liturgy, Family and Catholic Culture


If you are interested in the practice and theory of Gregorian chant, please consider taking this opportunity to play a hand in restoring the very music of the Roman Rite by registering yourself and/or sponsoring members of your parish choir to attend.

  • Registration is discounted 25% until July 16.

  • Priests and religious may register for free.

  • There is a referral refund to anyone who refers three others to register for the conference.

For more information on the conference, please visit their Conference Page.

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