In addition to our Summer Academy we also hold a number of Master Classes for Male Choir with Grammy nominated master conductor and teacher Maestro Vladimir Gorbik throughout the year. These Master Classes are intensives designed specifically for advanced Male Choir students, who wish to greatly improve their Slavonic singing skills. Taught in a small-group setting, during each Master Class singers receive individualized instruction, mentoring, and learn chain breathing and other techniques as practiced at the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Representation. Most importantly, Maestro Gorbik instructs the choristers in how to best emote prayerful singing for the glory of God and for the faithful. Many of the students who have participated in our Master Classes have gone on to be selected to perform with the choirs on PaTRAM Institute’s professional CDs! The Male Choir Master classes are scheduled to coincide with Pastoral Conferences, Lenten Retreats and feast days and culminate with singer-students singing the hierarchical All-Night Vigil, hierarchical Divine Liturgy and other Divine Services.