This non-credit professional continuing education program leads to a Certificate in Liturgical Music. It is designed for people with some theological background who are interested in liturgical music. This certificate program will provide students with a broad but in-depth exposure to liturgical practice and ecclesiology.
Through readings, assignments and discussions reflective of the richness of liturgical topics, those involved will become more effective liturgical musicians within their own faith communities. The program concludes with a final project where participants will create a liturgical model of worship for a particular liturgical season, holy day or sacramental celebration for their community. A closing festival will be planned and presented by the participants and area choirs and clergy.
Program Format & Content
The program runs on a convenient Saturday schedule and will meet six times throughout the spring semester. The program entails six sessions, four lessons (in liturgical organ, piano, guitar or voice), a four week internship, and a closing festival. The non-credit Liturgical Music certificate program has a total of 26 hours of instruction and a 40-hour internship.
Liturgy & Music
-Singing & Worship
-Sacraments & Rites
-Study of Scripture & Liturgical Documents
Music & Congregation
-Music as a Role in Worship
-4 Private Lessons in liturgical organ, piano, voice and guitar
Resources for an Effective Liturgical Ministry
-Basic Training & Formation of Liturgical Musicians
Open to the Public
Music directors, organists, cantors, choir members, clergy and any person interested in music liturgy are encouraged to register for this program. All faith traditions welcome!