CMAA Events:
Enriching Sacred Music Experiences


The Church Music Association of America offers many informative and transformative experiences in Catholic sacred music across the nation.

We present a variety of events throughout the year, designed to enrich the knowledge and skills of Catholic Sacred Music Directors, priests, choristers, and the faithful of all experience levels.

Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of sacred music as you connect with fellow musicians, learn from esteemed experts, and elevate your musical abilities to new heights.

Sacred Music Colloquium

Annual Colloquium

Experience our flagship event: the annual Sacred Music Colloquium draws in musicians from across the country to new locations each year.  This multi-day workshop brings together renowned directors, organists and scholars in the field of sacred music. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Gregorian chant, polyphony, and liturgies through engaging lectures, hands-on workshops, rehearsals, and inspiring liturgical celebrations. Open to all, this event offers a unique opportunity to grow in your musical knowledge and skills.

Chant Modes Classes

Seasonal Workshops

Our seasonal workshops and seminars take place throughout the year in various locations, making it more accessible for music directors, choristers, and religious individuals across different regions to participate. Led by experienced faculty members, these events provide a focused platform for beginning to advanced musicians to delve into specific aspects of sacred music, explore pedagogy, and foster specialized connections.

Virtual Events

Recognizing the importance of virtual learning, we offer a range of webinars, virtual courses, and FAQs that allow you to engage with sacred music from the comfort of your own home. Explore diverse topics such as chant interpretation, choral conducting techniques, music theory for sacred music, and more. Our expert instructors bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to your screen, providing invaluable insights and guidance. Some online experiences may be available for CMAA Members only.

Sample Course Offerings

Pray with the Church

How to Read Square Notes

Forming a Chant Schola

Chant Conducting

Pipe Organ Lessons & Mechanics

The Documents of Vatican II

Building a Music Budget

Vocal Technique and Health

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The CMAA changed my life. I knew there was more to Mass than hymns, but I was unsure of the best path forward. It is one thing to read the documents, but a life-changer to see the Church’s guidelines carried out faithfully. Truly beautiful!


Choir Director, St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Colloquium was like stepping into a musical oasis. The atmosphere was filled with reverence, talent, and a shared love for sacred music. The workshops and seminars offered valuable insights into the history, interpretation, and practical aspects of chant and polyphony. As a choir member whose pretty new to all of this, I felt inspired and empowered to bring everything I learned back to my parish. It was an unforgettable experience that deepened my connection to God through music.


Kansas City, Kansas

We’d love to help you!

The CMAA is pleased to post information about your sacred music event: see the Forum for more church music events.

If you are thinking of organizing a workshop, here are some practical suggestions, including a link to information on how to create your own online registration form.