Professional Certifications

Music Director

Organ and Voice Lessons and Skills

~Organ Technique

~Building an Organ Service Repertoire

~Creative Service-Playing Skills

~Improvisation 

~Voice Training 

Courses

~Music Theory 1

~Music Theory 2

~History of Sacred Music

~Choral Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy

Sacred Music Topics, Skills, and Mentoring Program

~Philosophy of Church Music and Sacred Music Documents

~Liturgical Music Resources and Planning

~Understanding Denominations

~Accessible Choral and Organ Music

~Children's Choir

~Accompanying

~Conducting from the Organ Console

~Score Reading

~Adaptation of a Piano Accompaniment

~Hymnology 

~Gregorian and English Chant (Roman Catholic or other interested students)

~Handbells (Protestant or other interested students)

~Interpersonal Skills

Choir Director

Voice and Conducting Lessons and Skills

~Voice Training

~Choral Conducting

~Building a Choral and Vocal Repertoire

Courses

~Music Theory 1

~Music Theory 2

~History of Sacred Music

~Choral Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy

Sacred Music Topics, Skills, and Mentoring Program

~Philosophy of Church Music and Sacred Music Documents

~Liturgical Music Resources and Planning

~Understanding Denominations

~Accessible Choral Music

~Children's Choir

~Score Reading

~Hymnology 

~Gregorian and English Chant (Roman Catholic or other interested students)

~Handbells (Protestant or other interested students)

~Interpersonal Skills

Organist

Organ Lessons and Skills

~Organ Technique

~Building an Organ Service Repertoire

~Creative Service-Playing Skills

~Organist as Accompanist

~Improvisation

Courses

~Music Theory 1

~Music Theory 2

~History of Sacred Music

Sacred Music Topics, Skills and Mentoring Program

~Philosophy of Church Music and Sacred Music Documents

~Liturgical Music Resources and Planning

~Understanding Denominations

~Accessible Organ Music

~Accompanying

~Score Reading

~Adaptation of a Piano Accompaniment

~Hymnology 

~Interpersonal Skills

Cantor

Basic Certificate

~Vocal and Cantor Presentation Techniques

~Private 25-minute lessons

Intermediate Certificate

~More advanced work on Vocal and

Presentation Techniques

~Music Theory 1

~Gregorian and English Chant

~Private 25-minute lessons

Advanced Certificate

~Advanced Vocal and Cantor Presentation Techniques

~Music Theory 1

~Philosophy of Church Music and Sacred Music Documents

~History of Sacred Music

~Gregorian and English Chant

~Private 25-minute lessons

The number of lessons is based on each student's musical background.

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

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