The School of the Arts, McMaster University, and The Gregorian Institute of Canada present

Traditions in Western Plainchant

McMaster University
Hamilton ON

August 13-16, 2009

Plenary speaker, Joseph  Dyer
Featured Artist, Juan Carlos Asensio (Schola Antiqua of Spain) and Schola Saint Gregoire (Montreal).
Full range of lectures and workshops in English and French; liturgical offices and concerts.

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Source: William Renwick, conference director.

Congratulations to Jon-Tomas Godin and Robert Rival, who have been selected as co-winners of the 2009 George Proctor Prize for the best student paper at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society, held May 28-31 at Carleton University.

Jon-Tomas Godin, a doctoral candidate at the Université de Montréal, presented his paper on the topic of, "L'emploi des marqueurs formels dans les sonates de Schubert."

A doctoral student at the University of Toronto, Robert Rival offered his paper entitled, "The Comfort of Denial: Metre, Cyclic Form, and Narrative in Shostakovich's Seventh String Quartet."

Best wishes and congratulations are also extended to Proctor Prize finalists David Cecchetto (University of Victoria) and Philip Gareau (Université de Montréal) for their outstanding work.

Many thanks to the preliminary round jurors, Alexander Fisher, Catrina Flint and Joelle Welling, and to the final jury consisting of Jean Boivin, Lynn Cavanagh and Brian Power, for their effort and careful consideration in coming to a decision.

In response to globally expanding communication environments, coupled with interest from students, industry, and the public, the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts has implemented a new Bachelor of Music degree program in Digital Audio Arts (DAA).

Beginning in September 2009, the Digital Audio Arts program is unique to Western Canada as the only undergraduate degree program of its kind.

Now available from Syracuse University Press


By Sholom Kalib

Provides the most comprehensive coverage to date of the intonation of prayers of all services of the Jewish calendar year, except those of the Sabbath and Biblically ordained holidays.

This volume includes multiple renditions of every prayer, thus illustrating the broad diversity within traditional intonation of each prayer mode. In accordance with the traditional role assigned to the prayer leader of each service, renditions are presented at levels appropriate to the lay cantor (baal t'filo) as well as the professional cantor (chazz'n). Liturgical texts that were traditionally intoned by cantor and choir, or by choir alone, are also included.

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