Our Faculty

Rebecca Abbott holds a Bachelor’s in Music and Literature from Wheaton College, with studies in voice and organ; an M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Liturgy and the Arts from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with additional studies in Sacred Music with Carl Daw and Julian Wachner at Boston University; a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies ; and certification in Musikgarten, for children from birth to age nine. Areas of study include the integration of music and text in congregational song, the Oxford/Cambridge Movements of the 1800’s, and theological aesthetics.

 

Her “Royal Requiem” was recorded by the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Goliards in 2017. Active as a performer, guest lecturer, and hymn writer, Dr. Abbott also works as an adjunct church music instructor and organist at MVNU, accompanist at Kenyon College, and pianist at Hope Lutheran in Sunbury, Ohio, and volunteers as editor of the American Guild of Organists Columbus chapter’s newsletter.

 

Dr. Abbott founded Abbott Music Lab, LLC, and www.hymnnotes.com to connect people of all ages to their secular and sacred music heritage.

Organ/Hymnology

Dr. REBECCA ABBOTT

*Winter Registration Begins Monday, January 13, 2020

Music Theory 1

Online Presenter: Emily Lapisardi

*This 10-week course provides an overview of the foundational components of music including notation, intervals, key signatures, harmonic analysis and realization, and figured bass. Students will have access to 10 weekly lectures on the course material. They will also receive individual feedback from the instructor on tests and quizzes and may contact the instructor as needed by email, phone, or Skype.

Start date: February 24, 2020; Holy Week break April 5-12

Cost: $750

Music Theory 2

Online Presenter: Emily Lapisardi

*This 10-week course builds upon the fundamental skills and concepts explored in Theory 1. Topics include: harmonic analysis, seventh chords, harmonization of melodies, transposition, modulation to closely related keys, non-harmonic tones, modes and neumes, basics of counterpoint and musical forms. Students will have access to 10 weekly video lectures on the course material. They will also receive individual feedback from the instructor on tests and quizzes and may contact the instructor as needed by email, phone, or Skype.

 

Start date: February 24, 2020; Holy Week break April 5-12

Cost: $750

Applied Lessons

~Organ 

~Voice

~Conducting

~Cantoring

Sacred Music Topics, Skills, and Mentoring

For more specific information, please see our Professional Certifications page or Sacred Skills and Mentoring page. 

*Since our programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of our students, we have found that strategic student-to-teacher pairing is paramount to student success.  As as a necessary part of the registration process, please schedule a phone consultation if you are enrolling in lessons, mentoring, and/or certifications. To better facilitate this process, please provide your phone number on the registration form (or email) and indicate the best times to call.  

For more information and to register for any of these winter offerings, send an email to asacredmusic@gmail.com or fill out the contact form which can be found by clicking on the last page of the website. 

Registration deadline Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

***NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT and DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS

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Faculty and Staff

 

Dr. Jason J. Keefer, Program Director

Organ/Sacred Music Topics                                

Dr. Rebecca Abbott

Organ/Hymnology

Jeremy Bankson

Arranging/Composition

Dr. David Baskeyfield

Organ/Organ Improvisation

Mari Kay Dono

Admissions Director/Cantor Program Liaison

Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald

Organ/Organ Improvisation

Dr. Jason Hiester

Voice/Conducting

Emily Lapisardi

Music Theory/History of Sacred Music

Steven Nanni

Voice

Rachel Parfenchuk

Voice

Nicholas John Steltzer

Organ

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead

Voice

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