We are delighted to announce Musica Sacra Florida 2018!

Please save the dates and invite all your friends and anyone you know who has an interest in chant.  This year’s conference is very special in several ways.

  • Musica Sacra Florida will be held for the first time in Naples at Royal Palm Academy and Saint Agnes Chapel, the temporary home of Corpus Christi Chapel (an apostolate of the FSSP).

  • We will be teaming up with the “Treasures of the Catholic Church Camp," a camp for young people from ages 8 to 18 which will be meeting earlier in the week, from Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th.

  • MSF will be served by the priests of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), who established an apostolate, Corpus Christi Chapel, in Naples last August.

  • Believe it or not, this will be our 10th annual Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference.

Musica Sacra Florida 2018

10th Annual Gregorian Chant Conference
Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28, 2018
Treasures of the Catholic Church Camp
Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27

at Royal Palm Academy and Saint Agnes Chapel, Naples, FL


The conference will include:


Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27:
“Treasures of the Catholic Church” Camp 


  • For young people from 8 to 18.  

  • Children will receive instruction in Gregorian chant and Catholic culture (including great art) from an expert faculty, including Father Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, Susan Treacy, Ph.D., and others.

Keynote Lecture:

Dr. Edward Schaefer (University of Florida): "The Place of Gregorian Chant in Western History and Its Importance Today” 

Musica Sacra Florida 2018 Workshops (July 27-28):

  • “What Came before the Square Notes” (Edward Schaefer, D.M.A.) - Learn the fascinating history of pre-square-note notation.

  • “A Plain and Easy Guide to Square Notation” (Susan Treacy, Ph.D.) – Are you mystified or intimidated by those little square notes?  Fear not!  In this workshop you will receive basic instruction on how to read Gregorian chant notation.  Likewise, if you need a refresher course, come join us.  

  • “Gregorian Chant as the Basis for Choral Excellence” (Larry Kent, D.M.A.) - This workshop will examine various ways that correct chant technique is an essential element in mixed choral ensembles, especially with regard to sacred music of the sixteenth century.  Participants will work with excerpts of works by Byrd, Victoria, Tallis, and Palestrina.

Chant Choirs (Scholæ)

  • Beginning/intermediate (men & women)

  • Advanced men

  • Advanced women


  • Opening Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening

  • Closing Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday evening  with Gregorian chants sung by conference participants


Register online at:  musicasacraflorida.com

Registration Fees

Treasures of the Catholic Church Camp

  • One child - $75

  • Family Discounts

  • Two children - $60 each

  • More than two children - $20 each

Gregorian Chant Conference

  • Adults: $60.00 (including materials & instruction)

  • Students (full-time with ID) and Clergy/Religious: $15.00

Registration deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018

Conference Hotel 
Online booking is forthcoming, but in the meantime telephone reservations are welcome.

Reservations: 800-426-7866 or 239-596-1299
Ask for “Gregorian Chant Camp ” Room Block
July 23 – 29, 2018 (Group rate is available up to 2 days before and after, as well.)
$84 group rate (plus 11% taxes) if booked by July 8th. 
Allowed to cancel without penalty up to 2 before arrival.
Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet included! 


For more information on Musica Sacra Florida 2018, please contact: 

for Treasures of the Catholic Church Camp

Linette Rubino, at santateresaavila@aol.com

for the Gregorian Chant Conference

Susan Treacy, Ph.D., at cantatedomino@icloud.com

Gregorian Chant Conference Faculty

  • Larry Kent, D.M.A., Director of Florida Pro Musica, Tampa

  • Edward Schaefer, D.M.A., University of Florida College of Fine Arts

  • Susan Treacy, Ph.D., Ave Maria University

Royal Palm Academy
16100 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34110


Corpus Christi Chapel at Saint Agnes Chapel
7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34120
(The chapel is a small building behind St. Agnes Church.)

Best Regards,

Susan Treacy, Ph.D.
Professor of Music
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Boulevard
Ave Maria, FL 34142
(Mobile) 740.275.2356



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