Newsletter August 28, 2012

August 24, 2012

From the editor

Welcome to THE DIAPASON E-News.

Among the stories in this issue:  Oberlin Conservatory of Music welcomes two distinguished visiting professors of organ during the 2012–13 academic year, Marie-Louise Langlais and Gillian Weir;  the Church Music Association of America presents a symposium, “The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy,” October 21–23;  the Houston Chamber Choir announces its 17th season;  the University of Michigan presents its 52nd annual Conference on Organ Music September 30–October 3;  Wilma Jensen will be interim director of music at St. James Cathedral in Chicago for two months beginning September 16;  Marie-Claire Alain was elevated to the prestigious rank of Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, and more.

To read the news stories below, click on the link in the headline highlighted in color.  That takes you to the full text on our website.  From there, you can also link to additional information about the story. 

Along with our redesigned website, other changes are in process for THE DIAPASON.  In November we will launch our first all-color issue.  New rates for four-color ads will be available.  And we are exploring the possibility of offering a digital version of THE DIAPASON online; subscribers will have the option of choosing print, digital, or both.

Next month we will be sending out information on the 2013 Resource Directory. If your company was not listed in the 2012 directory, please contact me so we can include your information.

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Jerome Butera

Editor and Publisher



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Jerome Butera