Musicians will enter on this new work (the composition of sacred music) with the desire to continue that tradition which has furnished the Chruch, in her divine worship, with a truly abundant heritage.  Let them examine the woks of the past, their types and characteristics, ... so that "new forms may in some way grow organically from forms that already exist," and the new work will form a new part in the musical heritage of the Church, not unworthy of its past,

-Musicam Sacram, Art. 59

Magnificat Institute

A Charitable Organization for the Promotion of Sacred Music


Magnificat Academy was founded in 2005 as a Choir School in Warren, Massachusetts, with a full academic curriculum for boys and girls in grades 4-12. From 2005 to 2008, the school flourished and its Choir brought joy and inspiration to many through its Liturgies, Concerts, and recordings. In 2008, Magnificat was invited to the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester, where it served as the Cathedral Choir School until 2011. From 2011 until 2017, the work of the Academy focused on the support of various sacred music projects, in collaboration with other schools and institutions.

In 2018, Magnificat entered an exciting new phase of its mission, as a full-fledged Institute dedicated to the renewal of sacred music in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Thus the new name: Magnificat Institute of Sacred Music. Based in Lancaster, Massachusetts, and led by its founding director, Paul Jernberg, we are grateful to have the opportunity to serve Parishes, Communities, and Dioceses throughout the United States and abroad.

©Paul Jernberg and Magnificat Academy.