Written by Alex Milas There could not have been a better setting than the Representation Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Monastery (Lavra), aka Podvorie, in Moscow this past July. The location provided the best in spirituality, history and hospitality to the ten student conductors who gathered in the ornate meeting hall during the week beginning July 6th thru […]

Written by Alex Milas Sunshine. Palm Trees. Choral singers?? Yes, indeed. Seventeen singers, all seeking to improve their liturgical choral skills, gathered together for a 3-1/2 day Master Class for Singers at the St. Matrona Cathedral in Dania Beach, FL. Under the guidance of Master Conductor Vladimir Gorbik, the students progressed from a random collective […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT: Alex Milas Executive Director, PaTRAM Institute Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Institute Voice Phone Number: 551-224-8657 E-mail Address: info@patraminstitute.org Website URL: www.patraminstitute.org   ADVANCED CONDUCTING MASTER CLASS, CHICAGO, IL   PaTRAM Institute, Tiburon, California – December 26, 2016   Talented conductors expect simple and concrete things from a master class: lots of quality […]

Second Annual Summer Master Class in Russia 2016

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie Moscow has welcomed PaTRAM’s 2nd Annual Summer Master Class in Russia taking place Thursday, July 7th – Thursday July 14th, 2016! Our Master Class is set up to be one of our most culturally and musically immersive opportunities to-date.  Get a feel for the exhilarating spirit of this event by following our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Pravoslavie.ru: On September 27 we posted an interview with Benedict Sheehan, choirmaster at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary in Pennsylvania, in which he shared his thoughts on the state of Church music in America and about the various projects with which he is involved. One of those projects is the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music […]