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Summer 2020 Virtual

SMIA Conference

Implementing Sacred Music in the Parish


Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald

Conducting & Chant

This presentation will explore the characteristics of sacred music from a Catholic perspective with consideration of other faith traditions. Dr. Fitzgerald will discuss Roman Catholic Church documents pertaining to sacred music, the distinction between sacred and secular music, and the trans-temporal nature of the liturgy and why it requires music of a particular sort. This lecture and demonstration will provide practical advice to further develop and enhance a church’s sacred music program and increase appreciation for the liturgy and for sacred music in general, thereby enriching the spiritual life of the participant.

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