Our Course Catalog
Score Analysis for the Conductor (NEW)
A conductor’s competency depends on a broad skill set. An often neglected and bypassed skill is the ability to analyze and prepare a score for performance. This course will expose the aspiring conductor to a method of score preparation that will deepen his/her ability to grasp a composition’s operative principles, enhance his/her connection to the central idea of the work, improve his/her ability to read a score at the piano, and make possible a sensible vision and presentation to the ensemble; it will enable the conductor to develop rehearsal strategies based on concrete musical processes in the score and merge a theoretical understanding with a practical preparation of the score for conducting.
Introduction to Musicianship I
Students will gain a solid foundation in sight reading and fundamental music theory by learning to identify and notate:
- Key signatures
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- Rhythmic motives
In our course, specifically designed for immediate application in Orthodox sacred choral music, all examples and weekly assignments will be drawn from selections from the common English repertoire. At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to take the PaTRAM Level I Certification exam in Musicianship.
Introduction to Musicianship – II
Through further instruction in sight-singing and notation, the lessons in Level II
will build upon those skills learned in Level I. Students also learn the 8 Apolyitikia (Troparia) tones. At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to take the PaTRAM Level II Certification exam in Musicianship.
Group Voice Lessons
In a small and intensive online group lessons setting, students receive training in proper vocal technique and it’s application in a choral setting. This unique form of vocal training is designed to enable church singers to make the highest quality contribution to their choir. Emphasis is placed on diction, vocal color, breath support and endurance. The repertoire studied is chosen from a variety of liturgical singing styles, and students are given personal technical guidance appropriate to their vocal range.
Private Voice Lessons
In a one-on-one online lesson students enjoy unparalleled attention to technical detail and artistic development. Areas of emphasis in study are identical to those covered in the Voice Group Lessons.
Conducting Group Lessons
In a small and intensive online group lessons setting, students will work with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in his systematic and highly successful conductor training process. Students will receive the same training as in the private lesson setting, but at a significantly reduced tuition rate.
Conducting Private Lessons
In a one-on-one online lesson students will enjoy unparalleled attention to technical detail and personal growth under the instruction of our esteemed faculty, such as Maestro Vladimir Gorbik and Maestro Peter Jermihov, DMusA.