Papadic 404: 2nd and Plagal 2nd Mode

This course functions as an in-depth study of papadic repertoire in the 2nd and Plagal 2nd Modes. Students will study one Cherubic Hymn and one Communion Hymn in each of the aforementioned modes along with a festal Communion hymn, analyzing each selection in terms of modal theory/intervals, melodic structure/morphology, liturgical execution, and other related topics.…

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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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Voice Lab 100

The practice sessions include guided group and individual practice and feedback of vocal exercises as well as open coaching for vocal issues students are having. Students will learn to feel, monitor, and control the parts of their head, neck and upper body that contribute to vocal quality, volume, and health.  The course materials and resources…

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Papadic 403: 4th and Plagal 4th Mode (T2-2021)

This class continues with the Papadic ‘Octoechos’ in which a Cherubic hymn, Sunday Communion Hymn, and festal papadic hymn in both 4th and Plagal 4th mode will be the focus, covering a total of 6 Papadic pieces in 7 weeks. Performance practice and formula theory and recognition will be the main focus of the Papadic…

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Papadic 401: Introduction to the Papadic Genre (Term 2 2021)

This course functions as an introduction to the slow melismatic (“papadic”) genre of Byzantine Chant. Students will study the characteristics of each mode’s papadic form and will focus on one representative composition of each mode in this genre. Repertoire will be analyzed in terms of modal theory/intervals, melodic structure/morphology, liturgical execution, and other related topics.…

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