Voice Lab 100 (Add On)

If you are enrolled in another class during Term 3, 20201, you may add on Voice Lab 100 at a 50% discount.  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…

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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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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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Papadic 402: 1st and Plagal 1st Mode

This class begins the Papadic ‘Octoechos’ in which a Cherubic hymn, Sunday Communion Hymn, and festal papadic hymn in each 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 Octoechos courses. Prerequisite(s): All of…

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Octoëchos 205 – Plagal 1st 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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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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Typikon 101

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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Automela 111 – 2nd Term 2021

Automela 111 is the first 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 automelon per week, studying the hymns from both musical score and text and then applying those melodies to other texts while taking…

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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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Papadic 401: Introduction to the Papadic Genre

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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ByzB 101: Parallagi, Scales, and Basic Vocal Training (Term 3 2021)

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 2021)

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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