Jason J. McFarland, MM, PhD (Liturgical Studies, The Catholic University of America) is a scholar of religion, focusing on liturgy/ritual as enacted theology. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Societas Liturgica, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the American Academy of Religion, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. His book Announcing the Feast: The Entrance Song in the Mass of the Roman Rite was published by Liturgical Press (2011), while his articles and reviews have appeared in Pastoral Music, Catholic Books Review, Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and The Liturgy Documents. Jason was part of the professional choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception from 1997-2011. From 2005-2012 he worked for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy and as a lecturer at The Catholic University of America. Jason served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in China from 2012-14 and last summer was a member of the training staff for the 20th group of Peace Corps Volunteers in China. This year he is living, writing, and teaching in Western China where his primary interest pertains to Christian worship among Chinese minority populations.