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Summer Conductors’ Master Class at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Representation, Moscow, Russia

July 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT


The Summer Conductors’ Master Class, conducted by Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, will be held from Thursday, July 6th through Wednesday, July 12th at the Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra Representation, Moscow, Russia.

The class will focus entirely on conductor development and provide qualified individuals with an opportunity to conduct the world renowned professional choir during several orthodox services. The student will receive a deep professional knowledge of conducting-directing technique, the skills associated with the directing of a church choir at a high level and the opportunity to use the acquired skills in a practical manner. The student-conductor of this Master Class will have a unique opportunity to not only improve their conducting technique in rehearsals with the renowned Male Choir of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Representation but will also be able to direct the choir at several services at the Moscow Podvorie. More details about this program are explained in a Q&A with Maestro Gorbik.

The class will culminate in celebration of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at the great feast of Saints Peter and Paul officiated by His Grace, Bishop Nikolai of Manhattan, followed by a banquet luncheon.

This is a very unique event and will be limited to 8-12 experienced conductor participants. All services will be in Church Slavonic.

Conductor participants will be responsible for arranging their own visa and travel to Russia. PaTRAM can refer participants to their partner visa agent to assist students in visa procurement. It is HIGHLY recommended participants begin the visa procurement process as soon as possible which takes about 3-1/2 weeks to accomplish.

Participants are urged to arrive in Moscow no later than Tuesday, July 5th so as not to miss the start of the event at 8am on Thursday, July 6th. Departures can begin any time after 3pm on July 12th.

The tuition for this exclusive and unique learning event is: $950.

Tuition includes most meals, nearby double-occupancy lodging for the duration of the event and a banquet reception on the final afternoon of the event. Excursions are not included.

Prior to clicking on the “Register For Event” button, below, download the following forms, fill them out, print and sign them and save them as files on your computer. These files are MANDATORY for acceptance to the program and the applicant will be prompted to upload them during the application process.


International release form:

International Medical_Injury_Incident release for Moscow 2017

Event release form:

Event Release form Moscow 2017

Health Questionnaire:

Health Questionnaire


By clicking on the “REGISTER FOR EVENT” button, the registrant agrees to provide signed release forms and questionnaires and understands and agrees that once registration is completed, the tuition is non-refundable.



July 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am
July 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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PaTRAM Institute


Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie Moscow
Sergiev Posad
Moscow, Oblast 141300 Russian Federation
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