Empowering and connecting ensemble musicians
Online resources for ensemble musicians
We believe that ensemble music can open the hearts of the faithful so God can better reach and shape them. Our organization seeks to open the hearts of those who open the hearts of others.
Our CLEF Life online resources include both educational and inspirational content in the areas of music, liturgy, scripture, ministry, and spirituality.
Music Considerations for Holy Thursday Foot Washing
The foot washing rite during the Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper demands musical support. While parishes embrace their own tradition for
Exploring the Readings for Holy Thursday
In this CLEF Life video, Dr. Mary Dumm talks about the back-and-forth swirl that music ministers and liturgists often find themselves in: embracing the current
Vocal Health and Singing Through Holy Week
As church musicians who serve our parishes throughout Lent, we might be asked to sing at Holy Hours, Stations of the Cross, or even provide
CLEF Summer Program:
July 23-28, 2023
The CLEF Summer Program is a week-long experience in Milford, Ohio, designed specifically for ensemble musicians. The week includes instrumental and vocal sessions, prayer, reflection, and community.
About our organization
Catholic Liturgical Ensemble Formation (CLEF) is an all-volunteer organization that provides training, education, and an active support network to empower ensemble musicians to facilitate full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy.
CLEF wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our donors, volunteers, and online community. We invite you to join us in helping open the hearts of the faithful by supporting ensemble music in liturgy.