Automela 112 – 1st Term 2023

Automela 112 is the second course in a four-part series that will study the model melodies (automela) which serve as the musical and metrical basis for other hymns (prosomia). Students will learn one or two automela per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts…

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Octoëchos 208: Plagal 4th Mode – 1st Term 2023

This course serves as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of Plagal 4th 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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Octoëchos 203: 3rd Mode

The eight Octoëchos courses serve as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of the eight modes of Byzantine Chant.  Each mode is studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion, that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing all of the Octoëchos courses, a student will…

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St George Beginner Workshop

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.

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Typikon 101 – 1st Term 2023

In this course, students will learn how to build services for every day using the Great Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, and – when appropriate – the Triodion or Pentecostarion, using the Typikon of Protopsaltis Georgios Violakis as a guide. Students will also learn the history of various other Typika (the plural of Typikon) and the differences…

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Typikon 101 – 3rd Term 2022

In this course, students will learn how to build services for every day using the Great Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, and – when appropriate – the Triodion or Pentecostarion, using the Typikon of Protopsaltis Georgios Violakis as a guide. Students will also learn the history of various other Typika (the plural of Typikon) and the differences…

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Papadic 411: Long Doxologies

This course will cover 8 settings in English of Long Doxologies and will focus on the theory and performance of the unique style of long doxologies, which in general are some of the most creative and unique musical pieces in the classical Byzantine psaltic repertoire. Course Expectations: There will be limited reading and extensive listening…

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Automela 112 – 3rd Term 2022

Automela 112 is the second course in a four-part series that will study the model melodies (automela) which serve as the musical and metrical basis for other hymns (prosomia). Students will learn one or two automela per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 2 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn 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 (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 3 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn 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 (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 102: Intro to Byz Notation – Term 4 2022

In this course, students study the foundational symbols needed to read a syllabic hymn 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 (solfège) and melos in the Diatonic Modes: 1st,…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 1 2023

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 3 2022

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales and Basic Vocal Training – Term 2 2022

Students will study two hymns and learn to chant them on the text of the hymn and on parallagi (solfège). Students will learn about the different modes and scales in Byzantine chant and study the intervals of the Diatonic and Hard Chromatic scales. They will also study the basics of good vocal technique.  Students should…

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Octoëchos 204: 4th Mode

The eight Octoëchos courses serve as a systematic primer in the theoretical and practical aspects of the eight modes of Byzantine Chant.  Each mode is studied within the context of the Anastasimatarion, that is, the Resurrectional hymns of Saturday night Vespers and Sunday morning Orthros.  Upon completing all of the Octoëchos courses, a student will…

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Typikon 101 – Term 1 2022

In this course, you will learn how to build services for every day with the Great Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, and – when appropriate – the Triodion or Pentecostarion, using the Typikon of Protopsaltis Georgios Violakis as your guide. You will also learn the history of various other Typika (the plural of Typikon) and the differences…

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ByzB 103: Byzantine Notation Fluency – Term 3 2022

This course focuses on developing reading fluency on parallagi in syllabic hymns and sticheraric hymns and goes much deeper into symbols indicating the mode and scale (martyries and fthores).  Students study four Diatonic Sticheraric hymns as well as Heirmologic hymns in the in the Enharmonic and Chromatic Modes: 2nd, Plagal 2nd, 3rd, and Grave Mode.…

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