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Sight Singing & Ear Training (Online) Tuesday July 7 2020 at 10:00 AM

× 5-Week Course
This course will focus on the development of aural skills through sight singing and rhythm reading; emphasis on learning solfège, counting syllables, and hand signs in the performance of melodies in major and minor keys and basic rhythms in simple and compound meters. It is expected that students will practice outside of class to hone their new skills.

Vocal Health for Performers (Online) Thursday July 9 2020 at 10:00 AM

× 5-Week Course
This course is especially designed for singers to improve their understanding of the use and function of the singing voice and how to best support their instrument. It provides an introductory overview of vocal pedagogy, vocal hygiene and the principles of the body-voice connection. Through hands-on experience we will learn techniques on how to care for and repair your instrument to maintain a healthy voice. Students explore exercises for general voice development as well as techniques to address and correct specific vocal problems. This course meets weekly for one hour per week.

Spiritual Summer Camp - Writing in (An Extra)Ordinary Time Sunday July 12 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Writing in (an Extra)ordinary Time
Summer – as a church season – is ordinary time (also sometimes known as the “green season.”) But this summer is anything but ordinary. During our time together, we’ll write from a series of prompts that explore the ways the seemingly small and ordinary can enrich our lives in larger, perhaps even extraordinary ways.

Art Song Summer Intensive (Online) Monday July 20 2020 at 1:00 PM

× Week-Long Course
This conservatory-style immersive course will dive deep into art song preparation and performance with practical instruction in Diction, Poetic Analysis, and daily coaching on assigned repertoire in Italian, French, German, English, and more. Each student will prepare and receive live coaching on at least 2 pieces of assigned repertoire, which will be provided in advance of the course.

Spiritual Summer Camp - Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts Sunday July 26 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts
Explore artmaking as spiritual practice and create your own illuminated manuscript page. Meeting online, we will begin with guided meditation and view images of medieval and contemporary manuscripts for inspiration. Using simple materials (paper, pens, markers, magazine images—whatever you have on hand) we will combine prayers, poems or text with color, borders, drawings and collaged elements to create personally meaningful images. No previous experience with art or contemplation is necessary, only curiosity and a willingness to engage the creative process.

Beyond Choral Music: Repertoire Survey (Online) Monday July 27 2020 at 1:00 PM

× Week-Long Course
Aimed primarily at choral musicians and solo singers, this course seeks to broaden their musical horizons through exposure to repertory that they are unlikely to encounter in their musical training in choir/voice lessons. Specific topics of interest can be discussed in advance with the instructor, and the course can be tailored somewhat to “fill in” gaps in experience and knowledge. It is expected that students will take some time outside of class to listen to recordings of assigned pieces (max. 30 minutes/day) and write short reflections about the music.

Individual Voice, Piano, and Theory Lessons (Online)

× One-on-one study allows for rapid skill-building in piano, voice, or music theory, and can be tailored to the interests of each student.

Available in blocks of 5 lessons each, schedule individually with your teacher

Spiritual Summer Camp - Lectio Divina: A Doorway Into Creative Prayer Sunday August 9 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Lectio Divina: A Doorway into Creative Prayer
Writer-producer Julia Cameron believes that “creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.” But sometimes we need a little inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. Exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, learn how spacious, intentional reading (and seeing) can open an inspired doorway into prayer. Using poetry, art, and sacred texts, we’ll offer our own creative response through words or images to take away a framework for creative prayer that we can incorporate into our daily lives.

Music and Technology (Online)

× Five-Session Couse (dates TBD)
In a time where virtual choirs are more prevalent than in-person performance, learn about the many different apps and softwares you can use to create, learn, experiment, and experience music

Enlightenment: Facing Death or Coping With Death Thursday October 1 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Join mystic/healer Susan Beilby Magee as she leads a full-moon meditation that illustrates our impact as we walk in the world radiating our light.

All spiritual seekers are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Enlightenment: Healing the World Monday November 2 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Join mystic/healer Susan Beilby Magee as she leads a full-moon meditation that illustrates our impact as we walk in the world radiating our light.

All spiritual seekers are welcome. No experience is necessary.

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