Register now: Music Ministry Alive!

Register Now:
Music Ministry Alive!
July 26-31, 2016
St. Catherine University
Saint Paul, Minnesota

As of today, ALL of the application materials and other information for Music Ministry Alive 2016 ("With the Eyes of Mercy") are up and available at: 

To all potential youth and adult applicants: we invite you to visit the site. And remember that the early bird discount deadline to apply is March 15th (FINAL deadline is May 1st).

This year's MMA features GIA artists and composers: David Haas (Founder and Director), Lori True, Michael Joncas, Marty Haugen, Tony Alonso, Kate Cuddy, Stephen Petrunak, Bonnie Faber, Lynn Trapp, and Zack Stachowski. Do not delay! Spread the word!

Come learn, sing, and celebrate with talented young people from across the country and beyond! Proclaim your love of music, the liturgy, and the awesome presence of God!

MMA is held each summer on the beautiful campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. It takes place in a daily rhythm of prayer, workshops, and special events where youth participants learn about liturgy, ministry, scripture, and leadership, with many opportunities to sharpen their musical skills. MMA is a wonderful opportunity to grow musically, liturgically, and spiritually and to discover and deepen the leadership potential that God has planted within. The goal of MMA Youth Track is to help each participant grow as an individual so that they can better serve as leaders and ministers in the Church.

Youth Track is open to any youth who will be entering their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year in high school or their first, second  or third  year of college and who is presently involved in or is interested in deepening their call as ministers of music in their parish and school communities.

Sessions for Youth Track participants are diverse, including:

  • Morning, Evening, and Taize’ Prayer
  • Group Musical Instruction (according to area of involvement or interest –Cantor/Voice, Keyboard, Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Strings, Percussion, Composer)
  • Optional Private Lessons
  • Liturgical and Ministerial Leadership
  • Participation in Liturgical Celebrations
  • Peer Ministry Small Group Faith Sharing (a favorite among participants)
  • Daily Music Rehearsals
  • Special Concert Presentations by Team Members (past concerts include ones by David Haas, Marty Haugen, Michael Joncas, Lori True, Jaime Cortez, Tom Franzak, Donna Pena, Rory Cooney, Jesse Manibusan, and more)
  • Scripture Study
  • Social Events
  • Concluding Festival “Sing” Concert (open to the public)
  • Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (open to the public)

Adult Track is open to parish music and youth ministers, liturgists, pastors, music and religion teachers, catechists, campus ministers, volunteers, and all who mentor, guide, and form youth ministry leadership roles. Participants in the adult track are not required to be musicians themselves, but there must be at least one youth applicant from your community attending MMA. There is no musical audition required for adult track participants, and there is no limit to how many adult track applicants can be considered from your community. Adult Track participants are not meant to be chaperones for the youth participants; rather, they attend MMA alongside youth, fully experiencing the program themselves.

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