Summer School of Liturgical Music is Scheduled for July 3-16
As reported by the official site of the Summer School of Liturgical
Music (http://sslm.hts.edu), studies are scheduled for July 3-16
this year at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville.
The Summer School was established in 1992 with the blessing of the
Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus.
The full course includes three summer sessions, at the end of which
graduates are certified as choir directors, psalm-readers and psalm-reader/choir
directors, and earn credits at Holy Trinity Seminary. Those who
do not seek certification but wish to expand their musical knowledge
can audit individual classes or the entire course by making arrangements
with the School administration.
Experienced Orthodox singers are offered an additional week (July
18-22) of intensive work for developing their skills (musical "ear,"
intonation, phonation, diction, etc). Rehearsals of full and partial
choirs give the opportunity for singers to actively participate
in the resolution of various problems that arise in the area of
church choral singing.
Eminence Metropolitan Laurus and Director of the Summer School of
Liturgical Music, Protopriest Andre Papkov, Executive President
of the Church Music Committee of the Synod of Bishops.