Extraordinary Music Workshop
Experience the joy of music, prayer, and community in the heart of medieval Krakow on July 20-26.
2020 Extraordinary Music Workshop
Experience the joy of music, prayer, and community in the heart of medieval Krakow! Spend a week with over 300 Catholic music lovers from all over the world, learn traditions that have contributed to our liturgical heritage, and grow in your faith through this amazing encounter with God's language of beauty!
Dates: July 20-26
Location: Holy Trinity Dominican Priory, Krakow, Poland
- Gregorian chant: Fr. Innocent Smith, OP (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
- Byzantine chant: Andrii Shkriabiuk (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine)
- Corsican polyphony: Jean-Etienne Langianni (Ensemble Organum, Corsica / France)
- Contemporary liturgical polyphony: Christopher Mueller (The St. Michael Foundation for Polyphony & Chant, Louisville, KY, USA)
Retreat master: Fr. Gabriel Torretta, OP (University of Chicago, USA)
- Option 1: $200 per person (workshops only)
- Option 2: $400 per person (workshops + 8 nights lodging + breakfast)
[Updated] Registration opens on Thursday, February 13, at noon (CEST). We apologize for the delay.
Questions? Email Michal Wsiolkowski at [email protected].
The Extraordinary Music Workshop is an annual event sponsored by the Dominican Liturgical Center of Krakow. This year we will continue the highly successful formula with over 300 participants from Poland, yet our desire is to invite music lovers from all around the world to share also with them what has nourished us here at the Dominican priory of Krakow for centuries. We are excited that you consider registering for the first ever international track of the Extraordinary Music Workshop! Most of the activities (liturgies, workshops, talks) will be offered in English. Here is what you can expect.
EMW 2020 Schedule:
Monday - Saturday
8am Morning Prayer
9am Choir Warm-Up & Vocal Performance (Prof. Elzbieta Wtorkowska, Music Academy of Bydgoszcz, Poland)
10-11:30am Workshop: Corsican Chant w/ Jean-Etienne Langianni (Ensemble Organum, Corsica / France), Byzantine Chant w/ Andrii Shkriabiuk (Catholic University of Lviv, Ukraine)
12noon Mass (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat)
2:30pm Retreat Talk w/ Fr. Gabriel Torretta, OP (University of Chicago, USA)
3:30-6:15pm Workshop: Gregorian Chant w/ Fr. Innocent Smith, OP (University of Regensburg, Germany), Western Polyphony w/ Christopher Mueller (St. Michael Foundation For Polyphony And Chant, Louisville, KY, USA)
6:30pm Evening Prayer
8:30pm Optional Prayer or Social Activities (TBA)
Included with the EMW participation fee comes a 20 minute one-on-one vocal training consultation with one of our voice coaches. If after your free meeting with a coach you desire to take more personal singing lessons, it will be available at a price of $10 per another 20 minute meeting.