The Miami Ball. A Russian Cultural Event.    A Rousing Success!

On November 11, 2016, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in South Beach opened its doors to the First Annual Miami Ball, “A Russian Cultural Event”! The event was a fundraiser co-hosted by two non-profit organizations, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute (PaTRAM) and the Prince Vladimir Youth Association (PVYA). Both organizations are deeply committed to our youth […]

Labor Day Young Singers' Conference 2016

The Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference started on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 3rd, 2016, at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. This is the first such event, sponsored by PaTRAM, to be held at the Holy Trinity Monastery but will certainly not be the last. The number of participants exceeded expectations and in […]

PaTRAM Sponsors Recording of New CD in Saratov, Russia!

From June 30 thru July 6th, PaTRAM will sponsor a collection of 40, hand-picked male singers , under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, to record a new CD. On the heels of the Patriarch Tikhons Choir’s successful debut CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations”, Maestro Gorbik will lead the choir which will record works by Pavel Chesnokov in a new location, the Pokrovsky […]

Press Release: Second Annual Summer Master Class in Russia 2016

PaTRAM Institute is pleased to announce its Second Annual Master Class to be held July 7th – July 14th 2016 at the Moscow Representation Church of the Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Monastery(Lavra)in Moscow, Russia. The goal of the Master Class is to offer Orthodox singers the unique opportunity to learn and sing in Moscow with renowned Maestro Vladimir […]

PaTRAM’s very own Vladimir Gorbik was interviewed by Natalia Gorenok about his passion for church choir and a changing status within Orthodox music. The art of Church singing is an integral part of the life of the church and, like the Russian church itself, is experiencing a revival. At the forefront of this change is Vladimir Gorbik, […]

Successful First Annual Memorial Day Young Singers’ Conference

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, PA, hosted PaTRAM’s 1st Annual Young Singers’ Conference this past Memorial Day weekend. This course provided participants with the opportunity to learn more about the beautiful tradition of Orthodox choral singing. All in a hands-on, intensive classroom setting. The Conference was initiated as a 3-day music workshop, but it was so much […]

PaTRAM Institute is pleased to announce the commission of a new Divine Liturgy from American Orthodox composer Kurt Sander. The work is set for completion in 2017 and will be premiered in the context of a Divine Liturgy celebrated at in Howell, NJ. Kurt Sander is a major Orthodox composer who has been actively contributing […]

Article: "To Russia With Song" by Thomas R. Vozella

As 2015 came to an end, Thomas Vozella, one of PaTRAM’s participants in the First Annual Moscow Master Class, shared his experience on the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) website. Within the article, Vozella spoke about the similarity between American Churches with liturgical worship traditions and Orthodox traditions, “beautiful houses of worship, exquisite liturgy and […]