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PaTRAM Institute Singers’ Summer ACADEMY – June 27-30 2019


June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm EDT

 

Mixed Choir & Male Singers Programs!

Big CHANGES to allow for GREATER FOCUS!


Announcement

Conductor Masterclass and Singer Programs are now separate!

In order to provide greater focus and attention to the various tracks in our program and to add a composer track, we have decided to separate the Conductor/Composer and Singer components into two venues meeting on different weekends.

In partnership with Dr. Peter Jermihov, an Orthodox Masterclass for Composers and Choir Directors will be held in Chicago, June 20th thru 23rd under the auspices of the Society of Saint Romanos the Melodist.

The PaTRAM Singers’ Summer Academy will now be held June 27th-30th at St. Alexander Nevsky in Howell, NJ. The Academy will offer both a Singers’ Program and a Male Choir Program.

The Male Choir will be conducted by Maestro Vladimir Gorbik while Maestro Benedict Sheehan will conduct the Mixed Choir.

Maestro Gorbik, choirmaster of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie in Moscow, has held several master classes with the Male Choir at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. As a result, the male students will also benefit from singing alongside this more experienced and rapidly developing choir.

The Mixed Choir will be in good hands under Maestro Sheehan who has many years of experience conducting at St. Tikhon’s Monastery. Our Academy repertoire will also include hymns from his newly-composed Divine Liturgy (commissioned by PaTRAM).

Laryssa Doohovskoy will lead our outstanding Mixed Singers’ Program faculty comprised of Richard Barrett and Maria Sheehan.

Additionally, Dr. Nicholas Reeves will support both choirs with Musicianship Classes!

Registration is now open for the Conductors Masterclass.

Registration is Now Open for the PaTRAM Singers’ Summer Academy.


       


 

PaTRAM Singers’ 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!


HOLY RESURRECTION SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, CHICAGO, IL


PaTRAM has joined forces with the Society of St. Romanos to present an Orthodox Music Master Class in Chicago in June 2019. Directed by Dr.Peter Jermihov, the Master Class has a unique Pan-Orthodox orientation, combining the study of conducting technique together with composition. The workshop setting is designed to coalesce trained Orthodox musicians into a forum where they can interact in a creative and meaningful way and grow their craft. We have a stellar international faculty-Dr. Tamara Petijevic, Dr. Irina Riazanova, Dr. Kurt Sander, Dr. Matthew Arndt– and a unique curriculum which includes Dalcroze Eurythmics and pre-event composition and musicianship coaching and training. The culminatory Divine Services will be celebrated with newly composed hymns by the Master Class participants and sung by a professional choir. The event combines Orthodox tradition with innovation and is uniquely designed for the challenges of the Orthodox music in America.


ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY DIOCESAN CATHEDRAL, HOWELL, NJ


PROGRAM for MALE CHOIR

Dynamics of Prayerful Singing

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.

Highlights:

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

VOCAL TECHNIQUE for SINGERS (All levels)

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.

Highlights:

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

MUSICIANSHIP FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

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 2019


Maestro Vladimir Gorbik
Director of the Male Choir Program
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
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

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Details

Start:
June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Venue

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
200 Alexander Avenue
Howell, NJ 07731 United States
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Website:
http://stalexandernevskycathedral.org/new/