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What normally takes years and thousands of dollars to learn, can now be achieved in a few months, at a fraction of the cost, anywhere, anytime, on your own schedule.

In addition to the Master Course, each of the 7 modules can now be taken individually as Mini Courses!

Interested in taking a Course? Take a few minutes to speak with one of my current students who has volunteered to speak with you, so you can get real student feedback and help you make the best choice!

 

 

Master Course:

For those looking for a serious study of the Chant, the Master Course offers an in depth, systematic study of the chant at a level which is practically non-existent outside of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. While no course - in person or online - can replace the invaluable necessity of personal experience and practice, nevertheless, a patient study and implementation of the information contained in this Master Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to sing or direct with depth of understanding, with prayerful, artistic beauty, and save you years of struggle and hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars from traveling to workshops, seminars, etc. This master course contains a total of approximately 40 hrs of lessons, handouts,  exercises, quizzes, two live chant rehearsals and at the end, a Certificate of Completion. As of May, 2023, six modules have been completed and the final module (Directing & Voice) is currently under development (you can take the course as I make it!).

Mini Courses:

For those who would like to learn about 1 or 2 particular aspects of the chant, the Mini Courses offer a great solution and at a much more affordable price! The History & Square Notes Mini Course is perfect for the average parishioner in the pews, while the Solesmes Method, Semiology or Psalmody Mini Courses might be a great choice for choir members simply looking to increase their knowledge and skills in that particular area.

For a detailed breakdown of each of the modules, see below.

Details

Take all modules as the Master Course
or
Choose one module as a Mini Course



 

"Mid-term": live chant rehearsal via Zoom
(Master Course only)

Semiology
25 Lessons - 8 hrs

  • What is Semiology? Basic Intro - 16 min

  • Virga, Tractulus, Punctum - 20 min

  • Clivis & Podatus - 20 min

  • Porrectus - 7 min

  • Torculus - 18 min

  • Climacus - 14 min

  • Scandicus - 15 min

  • Salicus pt 1 - 28 min

  • Salicus pt 2 - 27 min

  • Neumatic Break - 26 min

  • Exercises: 4 min

  • A Proper Understanding of Semiology: Quotes from Cardine, Agustoni & Goschl: 35 min

  • Strophicus - 16 min

  • Trigon - 11 min

  • Pressus - 27 min

  • Virga Strata - 17 min

  •  Pes Quassus - 30 min

  • Isolated Oriscus - 12 min

  • Quilisma - 27 min

  • Liquescence - 30 min

  • Romanian Letters - 18 min

  • Exercises - 10 min

  • Semiology applied pt 1 - 38 min

  • Semiology applied pt 2 - 20 min

Psalmody
33 Lessons - 5.25 hrs

  • Basic Overview of 8 Church modes - 15 min

  • Intonations, Flex, Mediants and Cadences - 19 min

  • Cadences pt 1: 14 min

  • Cadences pt 2: 10 min

  • Tone 1: Divine Office - 11 min

  • Tone 1: Mass - 8 min

  • Tone 1: Solemn Canticles - 3 min

  • Tone 2: Divine Office - 9 min

  • Tone 2: Mass + Solemn - 5 min

  • Tone 3: D.O. - 10 min

  • Tone 3: Mass + Solemn - 5 min

  • Tone 4: D.O. - 9 min

  • Gregorian Transposition - 15 min

  • Transposed Tone 4 - 10 min

  • Tone 4: Mass + Solemn - 8 min

  • Tones 5 & 6: D.O. - 9 min

  • Tones 5 & 6: Mass - 13 min

  • Tones 5 & 6: Solemn - 5 min

  • Tone 7: D.O. - 7 min

  • Tone 7: Mass + Solemn - 6 min

  • Tone 8: D.O. - 5 min

  • Tone 8: Mass + Solemn - 6 min

  • Original Tones of the Mass - 20 min

  • Additional Tones - 12 min

  • Rhythm of Psalmody - 35 min

  • History of Hymnody - 6 min

  • Hymns: Iambic & Trochaic forms - 10 min

  • Hymns: Sapphic & Asclepiadic forms - 5 min

  • Examples: Syllabic hymns - 5 min

  • Examples: Neumatic hymns - 12 min

  • Hymns w/ hypermetric syllables -  15 min

Modality
21 lessons - 7.6 hrs

  • Introduction - 8 min

  • Historic & Aesthetic Poles 14 min

  • What is a Mode? - 30 min 

  • Archaic C Mode: 22 min

  • Archaic D Mode: 22 min

  • Archaic E Mode: 14 min

  • Modal Evolution - 20 min

  • Pentatonic Scale - 10 min

  • Hexachord system - 25 min

  • Modal Evolution pt 2 - 15 min

  • Mode 1 - 15 min

  • Mode 2 - 30 min

  • Mode 3 - 29 min

  • Mode 4 - 42 min

  • Mode 5 - 27 min

  • Mode 6 - 20 min

  • Mode 7 - 27 min

  • Mode 8 - 28 min

  • Modal transposition - 12 min

  • Modal centonization - 30 min

  • Modal modulation - 18 min

Directing &
Voice

Under Development

  • Basic concepts

  • Basic gestures

  • Melodic influences

  • Textual influences

  • Melodic/ Textual influences

  • Difficult cases

  • Cues in the Liturgy

  • Improving your schola

  • Posture and Breathing

  • Relaxation and Warm-ups

  • Finding your natural voice

  • Tips & Tricks

  • Exercises 

"Final": live chant rehearsal via Zoom
(Master Course only)

Select your course!

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Master Course

$500

(for weekly installment plan, scroll to bottom)

  • All 7 Modules

  • Quizzes

  • Exercises

  • Handouts

  • Live Rehearsals

  • Certificate of Completion

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History & Square Notes

$100

Mini course

  • Chant in the Liturgy

  • History of Chant

  • Basics of Square Notation

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Solesmes Method

$100

Mini Course

Study of Solesmes Method according to

Dom Mocquereau and

Dom Gajard

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Semiology

$100

Mini Course

Study of Semiology according to

Dom Cardine, L. Agustoni and

J.B. Goschl

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Psalmody

$100

Mini Course

Study of Psalmody and Gregorian hymnody

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Modes

$100

Mini Course

Study of the Modes according to

Dom Jean Claire and Dom Saulnier

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  • Master Course

    50$
    Every week
    12 weekly installments
    Valid for 12 weeks
    • History/ Liturgy
    • Square Notation
    • Solesmes Method
    • Semiology
    • Psalmody/Hymnody
    • Modes
    • Directing/Voice
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