The Church Musician as Exegete
Organ Accompaniment in the Liturgy
Organist and musicologist Aaron James is the Director of Music at the Toronto Oratory of St Philip Neri, where he directs the Oratory Children’s Choir, Gregorian chant schola, and the professional Toronto Oratory Choir. An alumnus of the Eastman School of Music, he graduated in 2016 with both a PhD degree in musicology and a DMA degree in organ, along with the Performer’s Certificate in organ.
Aaron’s research has been presented at conferences in Canada, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom; his published work appears in Antiphon, Early Music, Journal of the Alamire Foundation, and Sacred Music, in addition to articles in Grove Music Online and Oxford Bibliographies Online. He currently serves as a sessional lecturer in organ at the University of Toronto, having previously taught at Eastman and at the University of Rochester.
Dr. James will present two sessions at this years symposium – a keynote address entitled “The Church Musician as Exegete” as well as a breakout session for organists.
Breakout Session Presenters
The Teaching of Pope Benedict XVI on the Sacred Liturgy
Orientale Lumen: An Introduction to the Christian East for Western Christians
How to Start a Choir or Music Program in your Parish
Session Title TBA