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SE04 EP10 – Paleography, the Semiological Approach to Singing Chant, and the Work of Dom Eugène Cardine – with Dr. Edward Schaefer

A leading expert in the work and approach to singing chant of Dom Eugène Cardine, Dr. Edward Schaefer (Collegium Sanctorum Angelorum) joins us to discuss the basics of semiology, the older styles of neumes, and how reading from these neumes can inform our singing of...

SE04 EP09 – Olivier Messiaen as Musical Theologian – with Dr. Robert Sholl

What are the limits of music in conveying meaning? Can one "do theology" musically? Join Dr. Robert Sholl (Royal Academy of Music) as we discuss Olivier Messiaen's search for a musical language which could convey the truths of the Catholic faith. Learn more about Dr....

SE04 EP08 – The Psalms as the Basis for Christian Sung Prayer: Exploring the Four Senses of Scripture in the Divine Office – with Dr. William Mahrt

Focusing firstly on the Psalms of Sunday vespers, Dr. Mahrt takes us through a tour of the Psalms and their antiphon pairings and how this helps us to understand the typological fulfillment of the Psalms in Christ, as well as the feasts of the liturgical year. We...

SE04 EP07 – Capturing the Classical Polyphonic Sound: Historical Performance Practice for Parish Choirs – with Charles Weaver

What can a parish music director take away from historical research in terms of performance practice? Join Prof. Charles Weaver (Juilliard, CUNY) as we discuss phrasing, rhythm, vibrato, pitch, tuning, and other issues which inform the performance of Renaissance...

SE04 EP06 – New Jobs and Early-Career Church Musicians: Starting Off on the Right Foot – with Sam Rowe

We can learn so much from listening to the experiences of others, and this is particularly true when it comes to starting a new job, or just getting started in a professional field. Join us for this episode as we discuss training and formative experiences that help...

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Season 1

Episode 1– An Archbishop’s Reflections on Sacred Music – with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample
Episode 2 – Beauty and Catholic Culture: a Story of Conversion – with Vida and Josh Hernandez
Episode 3 – The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education – with Charles Cole
Episode 4 – Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 5 – The Spirituality of Gregorian Chant – with Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB
Episode 6 – Historical Techniques for Teaching Music to Children – with Charlie Weaver
Episode 7 – The Role of Sacred Art in Evangelization and Church Patronage of Art – with Dr. Elizabeth Lev
Episode 8 – Evangelization and Catechesis through Music: South American Jesuit Missions and Working with Underserved Populations –  with Lisa Knutson
Episode 9 – Modern Sacred Music – with Kevin Allen
Episode 10 – Teaching Sacred Music in Nigeria – with Fr. Jude Orakwe
Episode 11 – Developing a Sacred Music Program: St. Vincent Ferrer, NYC – with James Wetzel
Episode 12 – The Participation of Little Children in the Sacred Liturgy – with Dr. Timothy O’Malley

Season 2

Episode 1 – Sacred Music and Sacred Silence as Powerful Spiritual Medicines – Part 1 with His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah
Episode 2 – The Worship of God: The Heart of the Mission of the Church – Part 2 with His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah
Episode 3 – All about Saint Cecilia, Or: When in Rome – with Gregory DiPippo
Episode 4 – The Spiritual Fruits of Singing the Mass for Both Priests and the Laity – with Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ
Episode 5 – Musical Treasures of the Mozarabic (Hispanic) Rite – with Jim Monti
Episode 6 – Understanding Christ in the Psalms – with Dom Benedict Andersen, OSB 
Episode 7 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity as Musician and Spiritual Friend – with Dr. Anthony Lilles
Episode 8 – The Pipe Organ: King of the Instruments – with Dr. Nathan Knutson
Episode 9 – The Music of Notre Dame de Paris: The Organs and Organists through the Centuries – with Olivier Latry
Episode 10 – Beauty, Reverence, and Whether It’s All in the Eye of the Beholder – with Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
Episode 11 – William Byrd: English Catholic Composer and Recusant – with Dr. Kerry McCarthy
Episode 12 – The Hows and Whys of Illuminated Chant Manuscripts – with Elizabeth Lemme
Episode 13 – Pope Pius X’s Motu Proprio on Sacred Music – with Dr. Susan Treacy
BONUS Episode 1 – Conducting and Group Vocal Tips for the Parish Music Director – with Dr. Timothy McDonnell
Episode 14 – From Ragas to Responsories: A Hindu Becomes a Catholic Priest – with Fr. Gaurav Shroff
BONUS Episode 2 – Teaching Gregorian Chant to Children: A Look at the Ward Method – with Kevin Collins and Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
Episode 15 – A Catholic Portrait of Abbé Franz Liszt – with Dr. Jay Hershberger
Episode 16 – “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”: The Spiritual Fruits of Obedience in Matters Liturgical – with Dom Alcuin Reid, OSB
Bonus Episode 3 – The Top 5 Misconceptions about Music at Mass (Part I: nos. 1 and 2) – with Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
Bonus Episode 4 – 40+ (Mostly Free) Resources for Making Excellent Sacred Music in a Time of Restrictions
Bonus Episode 5 – Introduction to the Organ for Pianists – with Dr. Crista Miller
Episode 17 – Sacred Music as a Vital Part of Parish Life and Fellowship – roundtable with Mary Ann Carr Wilson, Charles Cole, and Fr. Robert Pasley

Episode 18 – 7000+ Hours of Gregorian Chant: Behind the Scenes at the Neumz Project with John Anderson and Alberto Díaz-Blanco
Episode 19 – Where Do I Start? A Pastoral Plan for Changing a Parish Music Program – with Dr. Mary Jane Ballou
Episode 20 – Lectio Divina and Biblical Exegesis of Gregorian Chants for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost – with Dom Mark Kirby, OSB

Season 3
Episode 1 – Sanctity, Beauty, and Universality in Modern Sacred Music – with Sir James MacMillan
Episode 2 – Growing up Catholic in China and Musical Life in the Church in China – with His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Zen
Episode 3 – Motets – with Dr. Aaron James
Episode 4 – Music of the Ordinariate – with Fr. James Bradley
Episode 5 – Swimming the Thames and the Tiber – with Dr. Jay Hershberger
Episode 6 – Dominican Chant – with Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.
Episode 7 – Modality in Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 8 – Pius X School of Liturgical Music: A Snapshot of Sacred Music Education in America – with Dr. Francis Brancaleone
Episode 9 – Liturgical Changes in Tudor England: Thomas Tallis’ Stable Position – with Dr. Kerry McCarthy
Episode 10 – Sergei Rachmaninoff and the Sounds of Russian Orthodoxy – with Dr. Richard Fountain
Episode 11 – The Origins of Gregorian Chant: The Roman Schola Cantorum and Old Roman Chant – with Dr. Joseph Dyer
Episode 12 – Saint Juan de Ribera, Devotion to the Eucharist, and the Importance of Prayer in Liturgical and Musical Renewal – with James Monti
Episode 13 – Meeting Your Spouse in Choir, Weddings, and Babies – with Theresa and Ben Volpe, Sam and Lauren Rowe, and Drs. Jacek and Jennifer Nowiccy
Episode 14 – Historical Notation, and the Link between Meaning and Notation in Sacred Music – with Charles Weaver

Season 4
Episode 1 – What Does “Pastoral” Mean? Leadership and Service in Sacred Music – with Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Episode 2 – Introducing People to Sacred Music: How to Plan a Great Event – with Janet Gorbitz
Episode 3 – Secular Music at Mass: Understanding the Use of Worldly Tunes in Renaissance Polyphony – with Dr. Andrew Kirkman
Episode 4 – Building Your Parish Choir’s Repertoire: Great Motets and Helpful Tips – with Dr. Aaron James
Episode 5 – The Beuron School: The Invention of a Modern Canon for Liturgical Art – with Emily Sottile
Episode 6 – New Jobs and Early-Career Church Musicians: Starting Off on the Right Foot – with Sam Rowe
Episode 7 – Capturing the Classical Polyphonic Sound: Historical Performance Practice for Parish Choirs – with Charles Weaver
Episode 8 – The Psalms as the Basis for Christian Sung Prayer: Exploring the Four Senses of Scripture in the Divine Office – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 9 – Olivier Messiaen as Musical Theologian – with Dr. Robert Sholl
Episode 10 – Paleography, the Semiological Approach to Singing Chant, and the Work of Dom Eugène Cardine – with Dr. Edward Schaefer