What is the Saint Cecilia Academy?
Why would a musician want to attend the Saint Cecilia Academy?
What courses are offered?
Introduction to Liturgy (3 credits)
Liturgical Music: History of Sacred Music, Principles of Sacred Music,Liturgical Music Planning (3 credits)
Liturgical Year/Art and Environment in Worship (3 credits)
Principles of Chant – Theory and Practicum (3 credits)
Courses are fully accredited Masters Level Courses and may be used toward the pursuit of the Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary.
Where and when are the courses offered?
Most courses are offered at both St. Joseph’s Seminary and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington) via a distance learning classroom. The schedule of classes for the 2018-2019 academic year is as follows:
Introduction to Liturgy – Fall of 2019. Date and time TBA.
Principles of Sacred Music – Summer of 2019. More information at: dunwoodie.edu
Principles of Chant – Summer of 2019. More information at: dunwoodie.edu
Liturgical Year/Art and Environment of Worship – Spring of 2020. Date and time TBA.
What happens after taking all four courses?
What are the associated fees?
Once enrolled, students receive a 50% discount off Seminary tuition ($750 per course, plus a one-time $50 registration fee). Parishes may wish to cover the cost of tuition for their musicians, especially if they are unsalaried.
What are students saying about the Saint Cecilia Academy?
– Shana Mahoney, Saint Barnabas Church, Bronx
“The Saint Cecilia program has surpassed my expectations. The Seminary is a beautiful place that fosters learning and fellowship. The classes have been wonderfully useful and relevant to my work. Attending the Saint Cecilia Academy allows me to be challenged and to better myself and my work so that my parish can better glorify God and find sanctification. It is a friendly, inviting, nourishing atmosphere–all will feel welcome and all will benefit from what there is to be learned.”
– Paul Loman, Saint Ann Church, Yonkers