May 8, 2020
Our first-ever bonus episode—outside our normal publication schedule and a more extended conversation than our normal episodes—features a conversation with Dr. Timothy McDonnell of Catholic University in America. Looking at the near-term future of music making in the Church, our conversation presents music directors with ideas that they can implement to improve their skills in conducting, vocal pedagogy, and ear training now, and what the current situation means for the future of our parish music programs and profession. We offer ideas that you might implement in pared-down music programs under phased restrictions, and discuss a class Tim is offering through St. Joseph's Seminary this summer that's designed to help parish music directors improve their skills.
For more information or to register for Tim's class, "Conducting and Group Vocal Pedagogy for the Parish Music Director" (July 29-31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., live online), visit: www.dunwoodie.edu/dunwoodie-music-classes