Responsorial Psalm Singing with the Five Graces Psalter

Guest post by Kelly Dobbs-Mickus MorningStar has recently published a new volume of Responsorial Psalms for the 3-year Lectionary cycle by Luke Mayernik. In this series, we will explore the practice of responsorial psalm singing using the Five Graces Psalter for reference, in the context of Roman Catholic liturgy, while acknowledging that other traditions also… Read More Responsorial Psalm Singing with the Five Graces Psalter

“It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”

An introduction to Paul Westermeyer’s Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges by Kelly Dobbs-Mickus Have you ever met Paul Westermeyer? As I was reading his book Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges, I recognized the direct but impactful style of his discourse from the many times I… Read More “It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”

David Conte November Performances

  Sunday, November 12th, 2017 “Her Kind”  from “Sexton Songs” Marnie Breckenridge, soprano Hope Briggs, piano Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA Performance details       Sunday, November 12th, 2017 Gift of the Magi University of Delaware Opera Theatre Performance details     Sunday, November 19th, 2017 “Fantasy”  for solo piano… Read More David Conte November Performances

“Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

In April 2018, University of Central Florida will stage Buoso’s Ghost by Michael Ching in their UCF Celebrates the Arts Festival. The date for the performance will be announced soon. UCF plans to pair Ching’s opera with Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic… Read More “Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association

After Life Loyola University (New Orleans) stages Tom Cipullo and David Mason’s After Life as part of the National Opera Association’s Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition on January 5.  The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition encourages the composition and performance of short operas especially useful in opera workshops and other training venues. The competition runs in two-year cycles. In… Read More Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association