Edward Schaefer is president of The Collegium, a four-year liberal arts college opening in Hagerstown MD this fall. He has spent the last four decades in higher education, working as a faculty member and/or administrator in various institutions from a small 350-student private undergraduate college to a 50,000-student land grant research university.Edward’s academic training was in music. He holds four degrees in music, including the DMA in Liturgical Music from The Catholic University of America. His post-doctoral studies included work with chant scholars around the world, studies at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, and singing for six months with Le Choeur Grégorien de Paris. He is an expert in the musical notation of Carolingian chant, the oldest musical notation in the Western world, and he has a particular interest in the interpretation of chant, and its restoration to the liturgy. He directed choirs dedicated to the musical patrimony of the Church for his entire career.Edward is the translator of Daniel Saulnier’s Les Modes Grégoriens and Le Chant Grégorien, both published by Solesmes. He is also the author of Catholic Music Through the Ages, published by Hillenbrand. Currently, he is completing Antiphonále Duplex, an Antiphonal for Benedictine Lauds and Vespers, in which the nuances of Carolingian notation are incorporated into the modern square-note chant notation.
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