with Dr. Jennifer Donelson, DMA, Professor and Director of Music at St. Joseph’s Seminary
This presentation is a wonderful opportunity for parish musicians and others in the northern counties of the Archdiocese to learn more about the Church’s beautiful history and practice of sung prayer. Traditional chants in both English and Latin will be introduced.
Saturday, April 27
Saint Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls
Registration fee: $15 (payable via cash or check at the door)
Summer Sacred Music Courses
at St. Joseph’s Seminary
Principles of Sacred Music
History of sacred music, study of Church legislation, in- depth discussion of practical issues surrounding sacred music programs. On-line June 3-July 28, in-person July 29 and 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fulfills course requirements for the St. Cecilia Academy certification.
Principles of Chant
Introduction to Gregorian chant, vocal and rehearsal techniques for choirs, and development of conducting skills. July 31-August 3, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fulfills course requirements for the St. Cecilia Academy certification.
Teaching Gregorian Chant to Children
Pedagogical techniques for teachers with special emphasis on the Ward method of teaching chant. July 22–26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Organ for Pianists
Pianists will be introduced to registration, organ technique, pedaling, hymn- and service-playing, and good repertoire. July 31-August 3, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m.