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Chanting the Liturgy

Continuing Musical Education for Priests and Deacons
All Packages are Independent of Semesters and can be Started at Anytime

As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting quality sacred music in every parish, the Sacred Music Institute of America, LLC offers individualized training opportunities for deacons and priests. We offer training in the following areas: Exsultet, Chanting the Mass, Combination Packages and even Complete Deacon Certification. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the available packages.

​​We recommend to those who do not read music the Basic Musical Notation Seminar as part of their training; otherwise, please choose another elective from the below list.

Any package can be rounded out by adding the remaining four elective seminars for a reduced price of $320.  Separate elective seminars are available for $90 each.

Deacon Packages

Priest Package

Exsultet Packages

Polish and Perfect - $1350

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Structural Analysis- Taking the difficulty out of learning

  • Tips and tricks to learning

  • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • 10 individual voice/coaching sessions online

Basic Start-Up -  $899

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Structural Analysis- Taking the difficulty out of learning

  • Tips and tricks to learning

  • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • 5 individual voice/coaching sessions online

Self-Guided Brush-Up - $450 

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Structural Analysis- Taking the difficulty out of learning

  • Tips and tricks to learning

  • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

Chanting the Mass Packages

Mass Essentials - $1260 - $1710

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • 10-15 individual voice/coaching sessions online

Self-Guided Mass Essentials - $360

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

Mass Basics - $720 - $1170

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • 5-10 individual voice/coaching sessions online

Self-Guided Mass Basics - $270

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

Combination Packages

Ultimate Comprehensive - $1980

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Exsultet (three lectures)

    • Taking the difficulty out of learning by a detailed structural analysis

    • Tips and tricks to learning

    • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • Minimum of one semester of Voice Instruction (15 lessons)

Self-Guided Comprehensive - $630

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Exsultet (three lectures)

    • Taking the difficulty out of learning by a detailed structural analysis

    • Tips and tricks to learning

    • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

Certification Package

Certification - $3990

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Deacon Chants

    • Penitential Act

    • Kyrie

    • Introduction to the Readings

    • Sign of Peace

    • Solemn Blessing

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Exsultet (three lectures)

    • Taking the difficulty out of learning by a detailed structural analysis

    • Tips and tricks to learning

    • Proper diction through phrase-by-phrase coaching

  • Basic Musical Notation I

  • Basic Musical Notation II

  • Chant Basics

  • Gregorian Modes

  • Church Documents Pertaining to Sacred Music

  • Minimum of two semesters of Voice Instruction (30 lessons or until complete)

  • Examination

Chanting the Mass
Priest Package

Chanting the Mass - $1350 - $1800

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, lessons are individualized)

  • Vocal Technique

  • Roman Missal Chants

  • Chanting the Prayers & Collects

  • Chanting the Gospel

  • Basic Musical Notation, or an elective from the list below

  • 10-15 individual voice/coaching sessions online

Elective Seminars

(seminars are self-guided and prerecorded, and can be purchased for $90 each)

  • Basic Musical Notation I - Rhythmic values (whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, thirty-second, and various dotted notes), pitch identification (treble and bass clefs)

  • Basic Musical Notation II - Simple and compound time signatures, rhythmic patterns, sharps/flats/naturals

  • Chant Basics - Fundamentals of reading and singing Gregorian chant.

  • Gregorian Modes - Learn how to identify and utilize the church modes in Gregorian chant.

  • Church Documents Pertaining to Sacred Music - Explore the Church's official guidance on sacred music through texts including the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Sing to the Lord, Tra le sollecitudini, and more.

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If you are in need of financial assistance, partial scholarships are available; please contact us for an application.  We are also happy to schedule an assessment with you to determine which of our options would best meet your needs.

To register for any of the "Chanting the Liturgy" packages, call 614-395-7783.

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