Announcing a Conference on Sacred Music for Composers and Conductors with James MacMillan and distin
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    Sacred Music at Notre Dame and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
    with support from the Nanovic Institute and the College of Arts and Letters
    present the Festival Conference

    James MacMillan and the Musical Modes of Mary and the Cross
    September 13-15, 2012
    Margot Fassler and Carmen-Helena Tellez, conference directors

    Join us for three days of creativity, connection and debate around the issues of composing and performing sacred music today. We invite composers and conductors of sacred music to share their work in the choral readings, discuss aspects of composing and commissioning, and to engage in the panels and workshops. We also welcome performers and church musicians to enjoy and learn from this extraordinary encounter.

    Featured Guest Composer: James MacMillan

    Guest Panelists: Libby Larsen, Cary Boyce, Daniel Kellogg, Stephen Mager, Robinson McClellan, Tawnie Olson, and other distinguished guests to be announced.


    Alexander Blachly, Nancy Menk, and Carmen-Helena Téllez, conductors; Craig Cramer, organ; Paul Walker, organ; Stephen Lancaster, baritone; Emily Snow, guest lecturer;

    and the Ensembles

    Aguavá New Music Studio, Pomerium, South Bend Chamber Singers, and the Notre Dame Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

    All events will be held at the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

    View the scheduled concerts and panels.

    The conference will accept active and observing participants:
    advanced registration until August 15 – $50
    ongoing registration until September 13 – $85

    For more information visit