Professional Certifications

Music Director

Semester 1:

Music Theory I*

History of Sacred Music

Semester 2:

Music Theory II*

Beyond the Notes

Semester 3:

Music Theory III

Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy

Semester 4:

Choral Conducting Practicum

Organ Literature

Semester 5:

Hymnology

Gregorian Chant for Beginners**

Semester 6:

Organ Improvisation

Choral Literature

Every semester:

Organ lessons

Two 25 minute mentoring sessions

At least one semester of applied voice lessons are required.

*Students who excel at the theory placement exam may substitute an advanced topics directed study or chant course

**More experienced students may substitute Intermediate and/or Advanced Gregorian Chant 

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Choir Director

Semester 1:

Music Theory I*

History of Sacred Music

Semester 2:

Music Theory II*

Beyond the Notes

Semester 3:

Music Theory III

Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy

Semester 4:

Choral Conducting Practicum

Semester 5:

Hymnology

Gregorian Chant for Beginners**

Semester 6:

Choral Literature

Intermediate Gregorian Chant

Every semester:

Voice and/or conducting lessons

Two 25 minute mentoring sessions

*Students who excel at the theory placement exam may substitute an advanced topics directed study or chant course

**More experienced students may substitute Intermediate and/or Advanced Gregorian Chant 

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Organist

Semester 1:

Music Theory I*

History of Sacred Music

Semester 2:

Music Theory II*

Beyond the Notes

Semester 3:

Music Theory III

Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy

Semester 4:

Organ Literature

Semester 5:

Hymnology

Gregorian Chant for Beginners**

Semester 6:

Organ Improvisation

Every semester:

Organ lessons

Two 25 minute mentoring sessions

*Students who excel at the theory placement exam may substitute an advanced topics directed study or chant course

**More experienced students may substitute Intermediate and/or Advanced Gregorian Chant 

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Cantor

Semester 1:

Music Theory I*

History of Sacred Music

Semester 2:

Music Theory II*

Choral Literature

Semester 3:

Music Theory III

Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy

Semester 4:

Hymnology

Gregorian Chant for Beginners**

Every semester:

Voice lessons

Two 25 minute mentoring sessions

*Students who excel at the theory placement exam may substitute an advanced topics directed study or chant course

**More experienced students may substitute Intermediate and/or Advanced Gregorian Chant 

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Lessons include work on presentation and non-vocal considerations of cantoring from both the choir loft and in front of the congregation.