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 be proficient in all eight modes in their heirmologic and sticheraric forms.
Prerequisite(s): All of the Octoëchos courses require ByzB103 (Basic Reading Fluency) or an equivalent course of study.
Class Dates: 2nd Term 2022 (May 8 – June 26, 2022)
Weekly Chant Labs (all times Eastern):
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Fridays, 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Fridays, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Fridays, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Fridays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm
More Chant Lab times will be added as needed based on number of students enrolled.