Festal Menaion 302: Modulations – Term 3 2024

The focus of this class will be on modulations – the changing of scales and modes, both common and uncommon – found in the sticheraric repertoire. Prerequisites: 200 level courses, FM 301, or approval of the instructor. Email info@trisagionschool.org to request an evaluation. Class dates: 3rd Term 2024 (Sept 30 – Nov 17, 2024) Chant…

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Typikon 100 – Term 3 2024

Typikon 100 is a course designed for beginners, who would like to learn the order of the Divine Services. In Typikon 100, we will learn the basic outlines of the major services of the Orthodox Church: Vespers, Matins and the Divine Liturgy, focusing on the fixed portions of the services rather than the variable elements.…

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Spring Workshop 2024: Beginner

In this workshop, you will learn to read basic Byzantine notation so that you can follow along with an experienced cantor and begin to figure out simple Heirmologic hymns in Byzantine notation on your own. You will also have an opportunity to build fluency on parallagi and melos, in Heirmologic and Sticheraric hymns. We will…

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Octoëchos 202: 2nd Mode – Term 2 2024

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of 2nd Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric forms…

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Octoëchos 206: Plagal 2nd Mode – 4th Term 2023

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Plagal 2nd Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric…

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Festal Menaion 301: Introduction to Interpretation – Term 3 2024

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 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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ByzB Youth 2 – Winter 2024

Students study the foundational symbols needed to read syllabic hymns in Byzantine notation and continue their study of modal theory. Students will study intervallic symbols, qualitative symbols, rhythmic symbols, and symbols that indicate the mode and scale.  Students study Heirmologic hymns on parallagi and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st, Plagal 1st, 4th, and Plagal…

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Octoëchos 207: Grave Mode – Term 3 2024

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Grave Mode.  This mode will be studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion; that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing this course, a student will be proficient in the heirmologic and sticheraric forms…

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