Fall 2020 Online Classes begin August 24:

 

Gregorian and English Chant I

taught by Dr. William Mahrt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Theory I

taught by Emily Lapisardi

History of Sacred Music

taught by Emily Lapisardi

"Gregorian and English Chant I" will be taught by Dr. William Mahrt, who also teaches musicology and the performance of Medieval and Renaissance Music at Stanford University. It is a ten week online beginning course in Gregorian chant which will proceed from the reading and singing of the simplest chants and the study of their liturgical function and include chants of progressive difficulty for the priest, people, and choir in both English and Latin.  In all of these categories, the study will proceed through chants of progressive difficulty, with priest’s prayers, versicles and responses of priests and people, chants for the Ordinary of the Mass in English and Latin for the congregation, and chants for the proper of the Mass in English for the choir. For the proper of the Mass, chants of progressive difficulty will be studied, based upon The Proper of the Mass for Sundays and Solemnities of Fr. Samuel Weber, O.S.B. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014.) The beauty of the chants as integral to the liturgy will be a consideration.   

“Music Theory I" will be taught by Emily Lapisardi, director of music at the Catholic Chapel at the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY).  This ten week online course provides an overview of the foundational components of music, including notation, intervals, key signatures, harmonic analysis and realization, and figured bass.

“History of Sacred Music" will be taught by Emily Lapisardi, director of music at the Catholic Chapel at the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY).  This ten week online course provides a survey of the historical role of music in worship from its roots in the Old Testament to the present day, exploring landmark repertoire within the framework of turning-points in ecclesiastical history.  While the class will focus primarily on Christian music in the western world, cross-cultural influences will also be explored.  

All Fall Online Classes are ten weeks in length and end on November 1, 2020.

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