Sacred Music and Chant will be the principle concerns of a pair of summer courses offered by the St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie-Yonkers, NY. Assistant professor and director of sacred music at St. Cecilia’s, Jennifer Donelson will be offering “Principles of Sacred Music” and “Principles of Chant” as summer courses this year.
As a new approach to teaching principles of Church music, each course is a hybrid of online and on-campus instruction. The on-campus component for both classes can be completed in six days. “Principles of Sacred Music” will take place for seven weeks online (June 4-July 22) and two days on campus (July 23-24), while “Principles of Chant” will take place on-campus July 25-28.
Tuition for the courses is $1500 for three credits or $500 to audit. First-time students and parish musicians are offered a 50-percent discount on either credits or audit rate. Room ($25 a night) and board (meals a la carte) are also available. To register or for more information, contact Donna Eschenauer at Donna.Eschenauer@archny.org.