Conference XXXIV - Detroit/Toledo - January 2017

January 2-5, 2017, we’ll gather in Detroit and Toledo for our annual conference.  Highlights will include a choral workshop with University of Michigan choral conducting faculty, a recital of choral music for two organs in the Detroit Cathedral—including a sing-along Vierne Messe Solennelle, a visit to Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo and a recital by Chartres Competition winner Dexter Kennedy, a talk  on liturgical spirituality, a conversation with Norah Duncan IV, and an update from the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship.

For complete conference details,  click here to download the brochure.  To register online, click here.  Conference details can be found using trip code #11941 and group code #5769.  Registration will be $335 prior to December 1, 2016, and $360 afterwards.  If you have any questions, please contact Classic Performances at (313) 565-8888, ext 170.  To register using a paper form,  click here to download.

The conference hotel is the Marriott Renaissance Center—the tallest all-hotel tower in the western hemisphere.  To reserve your room, click here.  The group rate of $149/night is valid thru December 9, 2016.

Composition Contest


The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians (CRCCM) announces a competition for an unpublished, newly composed setting of the proper texts of the Entrance and Communion antiphons with psalm verses from the Roman Missal, 3rd ed. (pub. 2010) for the Ordination of Priests.


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The genesis of the Conference was the initial association of Peter LaManna, Gerald Muller, and Richard Proulx in the Spring of 1983 while engaged in the search process for a new Music Director for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. This productive collaboration and an awareness of antecedent Roman Catholic music organizations led to a call to seventeen cathedral musicians who subsequently met at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November, 1984.

Statement of Purpose

The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians (CRCCM) is the collegial gathering of musicians serving cathedral churches in the United States and Canada. It engages in dialogue, reflection, deliberation, resource exchange, mutual support, and ongoing professional development in consideration of the musico-liturgical practice in unique Cathedral settings as models for the Church-at-large.

CRCCM both seeks and stands ready to consult with other liturgical and musical organizations in the pursuit of beauty and excellence in worship, for the spiritual and cultural enrichment of the community, and the greater glory of God.

Membership in the Conference is open to professional musicians in all Roman Catholic Cathedral Churches in the United States and Canada.

November 1984
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians is a collegial organization. Membership in the Conference is open to musicians working in leadership positions in Roman Catholic Cathedral Churches in the United States and Canada. In addition to those actively employed as cathedral musicians, a nonvoting membership is available for those who had at one time been engaged in such employment and had been active members of CRCCM, but are no longer affiliated with a cathedral church.

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