Festal Menaion 301: Introduction to Interpretation – Term 3 2023

This class will provide introductory principles to interpretation through the lens of a variety of of repertoire found throughout the great feasts of Christ and the Theotokos. It will focus on the different ornaments, how to incorporate ornaments heard in recordings found publicly by master chanters, and how to build up some basic principles that…

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Festal Menaion 304: March 25th and August 6th

This course is a systematic study of the hymnography of Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy of the feasts of the Annunciation of the Theotokos (March 25th) and the Transfiguration of Christ (August 6th). The course focuses on the performance aspects of singing hymns in the short sticheraric genre such as vocal quality, interpretation, rhythm and…

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Festal Menaion 303: January 6th and February 2nd

This course will study vocal performance, advanced modal theory, and high level interpretation of the Short Sticheraric Genre through the lens of the the hymnography of the feasts of¬†Theophany (January 6th) and the Presentation of Christ (February 2nd). Class Dates: 1st Term 2021 (January 11 – February 28, 2021) Live Practice Sessions: Mondays at 8:30…

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Festal Menaion 302: November 21st and December 25th

This course will study vocal performance, advanced modal theory, and high level interpretation of the Short Sticheraric Genre through the lens of the the hymnography of the feasts of the Entry of the Theotokos (November 21st) and the Nativity of Christ (December 25th). Class Dates: 4th Term 2020 (October 26 – December 13, 2020) Live…

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Festal Menaion 301: September 8th and September 14th

3rd Term Course: Registration is CLOSED The five Festal Menaion courses constitute a systematic study of the hymnography of Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy for the major feasts of Christ and the Theotokos. This course, Festal Menaion 301, will study the hymnography of the feasts of the Nativity of the Theotokos (September 8th) and the…

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