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PaTRAM Summer ACADEMY for Conductors and Singers – June 26-30 2019

June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Conductors and Singers!

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy 2019.

Master classes to be held June 26 – June 30 for:

Beginner and Advanced Conductors Program

NEW! Male Choir Program

Singers Workshop (all levels)

The Academy will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral  in Howell, NJ.



PaTRAM Summer Academy 2019

I am very happy to announce PaTRAM’s second Summer Academy. This year we will have three programs, all focusing on prayerful singing: Conductors, Singers as well as a Male Choir component. As you will see below we have assembled a stellar faculty! I invite you to join us for an intensive, rewarding music program.

Katya Lukianov, Executive Director

Uniting Musical Excellence with Orthodox Worship!


Dr. Peter Jermihov, Director of the Conducting program, along with Tamara Petijevic, Irina Rozianova and Benedict Sheehan, will provide intensive training for the advanced and aspiring conductors. Conductors will work on building their craft, the acquisition of manual technique and musicianship skills and building their understanding of an appropriate liturgical style.


  • Extensive podium time
  • Work with a professional choir that will serve as a practice instrument for conductors
  • Individual attention
  • Opportunity to conduct the choir at the Hierarchical Divine Services



Vladimir Gorbik, Director of the Male Choir Program, will provide intensive training in male choir singing, in Slavonic. Singers will work on best practices for singing in an Orthodox choir, learning proper Slavonic diction, good intonation, chain breathing and liturgical dynamics for prayerful singing as practiced at the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra.


  • Extensive work together as a choir
  • Individual attention as needed
  • Opportunity to sing at the Hierarchical Divine Services


Laryssa Doohovskoy, Director of the Vocal Program, along with Richard Barrett and Talia Maria Sheehan, will provide instruction in choral singing. Participants will advance their vocal technique and health with proper breathing, diction, good resonance, beauty of tone and expansion of their repertoire.


  • Individual attention and group lessons
  • Expert knowledge of vocal mechanism
  • Opportunity to sing at Hierarchical Divine Services


Dr. Nicholas Reeves will work with all participants in a tailored manner to suit their development as musicians in their respective areas.

Stay tuned for news about a SPECIAL OUTING for Academy participants and hotel accommodations.

Please note: Memorial and Labor Day Weekend Workshops will not be offered in 2018

Introducing the PaTRAM Summer Academy faculty

Maestro Dr. Peter Jermihov, Director of the Conductor Program
PaTRAM Institute Singers, Artistic Director; St. Romanos Cappella, Founder & Artistic Director; St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago, Choir Director; Triton College Faculty

Tamara Adamov Petijevic, Special Guest from Serbia, Master Conductor & Teacher
St. Stephen of Dechani Choir, Music Director; Isidor Bajic Music School, Director of Mixed & Women’s Choirs; Vocal-Instrumental Studio Orfelin, Artistic Director

Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, Director of the Male Choir Program, Co-founder of PaTRAM, Assistant Professor at Moscow State Conservatory, Artistic Director and Training Supervisor of the Choral School at Moscow Representation Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Monastery (Lavra), Director of the Professional Male Choir of the Representation Lavra who regularly sing liturgical services there as well as worship services at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Kremlin.
Dr. Nicholas Reeves
Adelphi University Faculty, PaTRAM Institute Faculty
Benedict Sheehan
Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary & Monastery, Director of Music; Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, Artistic Director; Clarion Choir, Associate Conductor
Irina Riazanova
Lincolnwood, IL School District #74, Music Teacher; St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church , Chicago, Organist
Richard Barrett
Executive Director of AGES Initiatives, Artistic Director St. John of Damascus Society, Cantor and Choir Director at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA
Laryssa Doohovskoy
PaTRAM Institute Faculty; St. Xenia Orthodox Church, Methuen, MA, Music Director; Middlesex School, Concord, MA, Music Teacher
Talia Maria Sheehan
Private Teacher of Voice, Conducting and Music Theory

Registration Opens Soon!


June 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
200 Alexander Avenue
Howell, NJ 07731 United States
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