PaTRAM Institute™ has evolved its organizational structure looking to streamline our activities to better fit our mission. The Institute has restructured its footprint into three main areas of interest:
- Education – Along with our experienced faculty and using past experience as our guide, in an effort to provide the BEST possible learning opportunities for our students, PaTRAM has restructured our model and simplified it
- Professional – the Institute will place a greater emphasis on bringing authentic, prayerful Russian Orthodox music to listeners across the globe as this has shown itself to be of the most interest to our constituencies and donors, alike. Having already secured 2 Grammy nominations, the CDs our Institute produces shows a bright future outlook towards our mission’s goal
- Scholarship – our goal is to seek out the best and brightest singers AND conductors in sacred music and help them to build on their talents and give them better training and opportunity, including utilizing those talents in our Professional activity
The Institute’s original model of virtual learning classes, using the Institute’s interactive apps, became cumbersome and costly.
Today the PaTRAM Private Instruction Course Directory brings the students directly to qualified instructors. Both the instructor and student benefit as they have the best training methodology, one-on-one. PaTRAM has removed the middleman and simply provides a gateway to the finest Orthodox music teachers
With the ongoing success of PaTRAM Institute’s professional CD recordings and performances, the Institute has increased its focus on the professional aspect of the Institute’s activities.
As a result of this redirection of resources, the following two CDs yielded Grammy nominations in the “Best Choral Performance” category with “Teach Me Thy Statutes” performed by the PaTRAM Institute Male Choir and “The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom” performed by the PaTRAM Institute Singers (a mixed choir).
Live performances have been held over the past few years and following on a SRO performance by the Male Choir in Saratov in 2019, the trend will continue with planned live performances, of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil”, while the Male Choir is recording this masterpiece, in Serbia in 2021.
The initial concept of providing scholarships to deserving conductor and singer candidates at live Academies and Master Classes yielded substantial results. To further promote our mission, today PaTRAM provides scholarships to individuals who have shown a dedicated commitment to the music of the Orthodox Church and are striving to improve their skills, strengthen their abilities and impact their local parishes and promote and foster Orthodox music in general.