Planning for ACDA 2019

The national ACDA conference is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. In addition to a great booth setup featuring our latest choral music as well as perennial favorites, we wanted to highlight some of our other activities so you can start filling in your schedule. The conference is in Kansas City,… Read More Planning for ACDA 2019

Jennifer Pascual and Sounds from the Spires: Interviewing the interviewer

Jennifer Pascual is Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral since 2003 and the first woman to hold this position. She holds degrees in organ and piano performance and in music education, culminating in a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She hosts Sounds… Read More Jennifer Pascual and Sounds from the Spires: Interviewing the interviewer

Celebrating Paul Bouman

Composer Paul Bouman will turn 100 on August 26, 2018. In a century he has certainly built a legacy, particularly in Lutheran church music. In 2015 the Center for Church Music produced an interview with Bouman (led by another MorningStar composer, Michael Costello), providing a great resource in getting to know the composer quite well… Read More Celebrating Paul Bouman

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