The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy

Call for Papers and Recital Programs

The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy

October 21-23, 2012

The Church Music Association of America in collaboration with Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring the legacy of Charles Tournemire as an improviser and teacher of improvisation on October 21-23, 2012 on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and at neighboring Pittsburgh churches. The conference seeks to explore the aesthetic, liturgical, theoretical, and technical principles of Tournemire’s improvisations and teachings on improvisation, the use of Gregorian chant in organ improvisation, the role of organ improvisations in the Catholic liturgy, and pedagogical approaches to teaching organ improvisation.

The conference will include liturgies, opportunities for the study of improvisation at the organ, discussion groups, and recital programs and papers relating to the conference theme. Papers presented will be considered for publication in a collection of essays following the conference.

The conference committee welcomes proposals for papers and recital programs.

The deadline for proposals is June 1st, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be given by June 22nd, 2012.

Proposals must be submitted via email to Jennifer Donelson: jd1120 at nova.edu.

A complete call for participation may be viewed at the conference website: www.musicasacra.com/tournemire.

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