|Church Music Assoc. of America|
The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.
No cathedral and no parish need be without sacred music. The liturgy is worth every effort to reach for the ideal. To this end, the CMAA is the sponsor of the famed “seven days of musical heaven”, the Sacred Music Colloquium, among many other events.
See our music resources for the new ICEL Roman Missal Third Edition.
The CMAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Contributions, which are very desperately needed and for which we are very grateful, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. We cannot do our work in this critical time of transition without consistent support from benefactors. There is no other way we can continue. Your financial assistance helps teach and promote the cause of authentic sacred music in Catholic liturgy through workshops, publications, and other forms of support.
This website, which contains hundreds of beautiful downloads of sacred music, provided to the universal Church at absolutely no charge and no restriction on reproduction, is one of the services provided. The CMAA is also seeking members, who receive the acclaimed journal Sacred Music and become part of a national network that is making a difference on behalf of the beautiful and true in our times, in parish after parish. Who should join? You are reading this site because you are interested in sacred music, which means you should join.