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Faculty News : Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Schaefer’s recent article presentation and colloquium planning

At the annual conference for the Society Liturgy Conference, held in Miami from September 27 to 29, School of Music professor Dr. Ed Schaefer presented a paper titled "Divergence between Theory and Practice: Romano Guardini and the Liturgical Renewal."

The conference included papers on a variety of topics including theology, music, and architecture, all related to Catholic liturgy and the influences of the early 20th-century theologian Romano Guardini. Keynote speakers were The Most Reverence Thomas Wenski, archbishop of Miami, and Gerhard Cardinal Müller. The conference also included a sung Mass and a solemn pontifical Mass with Gregorian Propers and polyphonic Masses by Gounod and Victoria.

Also last month, Schaefer, a member of the board of the Church Music Association of America, was involved in the planning of the organization's 2019 annual colloquium. This colloquium will be held in Philadelphia from July 1 to 6, 2019. The colloquium will feature daily sung Masses in the cathedral basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and a Fourth of July concert on the famous organ in the John Wanamaker store. Participants will sing in chant choirs and polyphonic choirs that will supply the music for all the Masses.