Magazine article Pastoral Music

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Magazine article Pastoral Music

Readers' Response

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He Also "Starts the Singing"

I received my February-March Pastoral Music magazine yesterday and read over my article "But Who Will Start the Singing?" (pages 22-25). As so often happens when remembering many people-and also, I must admit, happens to me more often after retirement-I forgot a former student of whom I am very proud. As a high school student, Brian Bisig began his organ study with me when his family moved into St. Monica Parish. He then completed his bachelor of music degree at University of Dayton. After graduation, he became the director of music at St. Michael Parish in Cincinnati, where he continues to serve.

Brian has been very active in NPM. He was chapter director of the Cincinnati Chapter, was on the core committee for the 2003 Cincinnati National Convention, and is presently on the NPM Council. I spoke with him this morning and was very happy to hear that he now has a seventh grade organ student whom he is teaching and mentoring.

I did not include every student in the article, but I thought it appropriate to acknowledge Brian's dedication to the Church and to NPM.

Dr. Marie J. Kremer

St. Louis, Missouri

Troubling Results

I find the results of your online survey reported in "Can Catholics Sing? The Answer May Depend on Where You Sit" [Pastoral Music 32:3 (February-March 2008), 17) a bit troubling, not so much because of the numbers themselves but because of what I read into those numbers. I tend to I trust the statistics as reported by those not involved in music ministry as the more reliable. …

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