CARA Meeting 2010

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to host the 2010 Medieval Academy of America CARA (Committee on Centers and Regional Associations) Meeting on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Register online at:

Meeting Location:
Center for Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)

Friday, October 1

Morning Executive Committee meeting

12:00 Lunch, followed by the Business Meeting

Afternoon OPTIONAL excursion to the Studebaker Museum
( and the Oliver Mansion (Copsaholm)
at the Center for History (

The Studebaker Museum features dozens of Studebaker automobiles that were manufactured in South Bend, the company’s headquarters. Copsaholm, the 38-room residence of industrialist J. D. Oliver, built in 1895-96, retains its original furnishings and is situated on 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens.

5:30-7:00 Reception and Dinner
7:00 Concert (at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center) by Pomerium

Pomerium was founded by Alexander Blachly in New York in 1972 to perform music composed for the famous chapel choirs of the Renaissance. Widely known for its interpretations of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Busnoys, Josquin, Lassus, and Palestrina, the 14-voice a cappella ensemble has performed for numerous international festivals and released recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion, Dorian, Classic Masters, and Glissando/Pure Classics labels. Web site:

Saturday, October 2

9:00-11:30 Music and the Visual: Teaching and Singing Medieval Music

Panel presentation by Notre Dame faculty:

Alexander Blachly, Professor of Music and Director of Pomerium
Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy
Peter Jeffery, Michael P. Grace Chair in Medieval Studies and Professor of Music

12:00-1:30 Lunch
2:00-5:00 Meeting of the Delegates (information exchange)

5:30 Reception and Banquet

Hotel Information:

Rooms are being held at The Morris Inn, on the Notre Dame campus, directly across the street from the conference center, for the nights of September 30, October 1, and October 2. The rates are: single $149.16 and double $171.76 (both include all applicable taxes and hot breakfast). Please contact The Morris Inn ( directly at 574-631-2000 and let them know you are with the Medieval Academy of America CARA Meeting.
Registration Fee:

The $80 fee includes all conference materials, refreshments, meals, receptions, and the Pomerium concert. The cost of the optional excursion to the Center for History and Studebaker Museum is $20 and includes transportation and admission fees.
Additional Questions:

Call 574-631-8304 or email

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