Summer School of Sacred Music

Cantor-Choir Director Training Program

Sponsoring Institute

Institute of Liturgical Studies

Short Description of the School

The goal of the Program is to foster the renewal of liturgical singing in the Ukrainian Church by training qualified cantors and choir directors.

The Cantor-Choir Director Training Program was created in 2008 by the Ukrainian Catholic University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies. Its curriculum was approved by the Faculty Council of the University in May of 2008. In September of the same year the program received the blessing of Archbishop Ihor Vozniak of Lviv. In December, 2008 the Program was endorsed by the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Halych Major Archepiscopacy.

Time Frame

To earn a certificate, the Program requires participation in four (4) semesters. In addition to summer semesters, it is also possible to attend a two-week Winter session – usually in early December.

The Summer program always takes place during the first three weeks of August. This year, 2011, the dates are Monday, August 1 to Monday, August 22. Every year new students are accepted into the program, and two or three levels are taught in parallel sessions.

Site of the Program

The Summer Program takes place at the historic and beautiful Studite Monastery in Univ, forty-five minutes east of Lviv. Students are housed in the Monastery’s retreat center. The Winter two-week program is held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in downtown Lviv with students renting accommodations near the University.

Potential Students – Who are they?

We invite individuals who are already serving as cantors or choir directors in their communities, as well as those who have musical skills but have never applied them to church music. Determination about acceptance into the program is made on the basis of the facts presented at the time of application. In some instances an interview or telephone conversation will be required to determine suitability for this program.

 

What the Program Offers in the Way of Training

1)      The program enables the students to become both a choir director and cantor, that is, a liturgical minister with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to lead both a choir as well as the entire assembly in the liturgical responses. While the program does permit students to focus only on cantoring without learning the skills needed to become a choir director (as not all students will have all of the requisite training in advanced music theory) those who enroll in order to become choir directors, will, however, be required to undergo all of the training necessary to become a cantor.

2)      The program also provides students with the ability to see the ministry of church singing within its proper theological and spiritual context. Consequently, in addition to studying church music and the disciplines associated with its performance, the program also provides theological reflection and spiritual formation. The goal, then, is to restore the ministry of cantor/choir director to one of leadership within the Christian community.

 

Courses and Instructors

  • The Typicon (Ordo) – Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza
  • Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology – Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza
  • History of Liturgical Singing – Dr. Yurii Yasinovsky
  • History of the Church – Ihor Boyko, M.A.
  • Liturgical Singing – Sister Solomia Teslia M.A., Sister Teresa Yusypiv M.A., Maksym Tymo
  • Solfeggio and Music Theory – Sister Solomia Teslia M.A., Sister Teresa Yusypiv M.A.
  • Voice Training – Prof. Oleh Tsyhylyk, Natalia Kruk M.A., Ihor Boyko M.A.
  • Choir – Nadia Povoroznyk
  • Conducting – Sister Solomia Teslia M.A., Sister Teresa Yusypiv M.A. Nadia Povoroznyk
  • Liturgical Practice (Vespers, Matins, Divine Liturgy) – Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza
  • Piano – Sister Solomia Teslia M.A., Sister Teresa Yusypiv M.A. Natalia Kruk M.A.,

 

Інформація про викладачів

The Teaching Staff

  • The Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza, the director of the Institute of Liturgical Studies, is the Kule Family Professor of Liturgy at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Prof. Yurii Yasinovsky, who holds a doctorate in the history of the arts, heads the Department of Medieval Music and Ukrainian Studies at the Lysenko National Music Academy of Lviv, and is the director of research programs at the Institute of Liturgical Studies.
  • Prof. Oleh Tsyhylyk is an award-winning performer and conductor of Ukraine, and instructor in the department of voice at the Lysenko National Music Academy of Lviv.
  • Natalia Kruk holds a Masters degree in music and teaches voice and bandura at the Elementary Music School of Horodok, Western Ukraine, and is completing a doctorate in the Department of Medieval Music and Ukrainian Studies at the Lysenko National Music Academy of Lviv.
  • Sister Solomia (Tetiana Teslia) holds a Master’s Degree in music and is an instructor of liturgical chant at the Lysenko National Music Academy of Lviv. She is completing a doctorate in the Academy’s Department of Medieval Music and Ukrainian Studies.
  • Sister Teresa (Natalia Yusypiv) holds a Master’s Degree in music and is an instructor of liturgical chant at the Lysenko National Music Academy of Lviv. She is completing a doctorate in the Academy’s Department of Medieval Music and Ukrainian Studies.
  • Nadia Povoroznyk is the instructor of choral conducting and choral disciplines as well as the conductor of the female choir of the Liudkevych Music School of Lviv, as well as the chief conductor of the Cathedral Choir of St. George in Lviv.
  • Maksym Tymo is an instructor of liturgical chant at the Lviv Holy Spirit Seminary, secretary of the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission of the UGCC, and a member of the staff of the Pastoral Department of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Daily Schedule – Monday to Friday from August 1-22, 2011

7:30–10:00 — Matins and Divine Liturgy

10:00 — Breakfast

10:30–12:00 — First class

12:15–13:45 — Second class

14:00 – Lunch

15:00–17:30 — Individual instruction in voice, sight-reading, piano and conducting

18:00 — Supper

19:00 — Vespers

 

Photo Gallery


How to Apply

Write to the Institute of Liturgical Studies at [email protected]. Residents of Ukraine can apply for scholarships. To apply, one must fill out an application form that will be sent to the applicant by the Institute. Those wishing to receive a scholarship must fill out a separate application.

 

Documents Required of Applicants:

  • A short biography
  • A list of professional and community activities engaged in by the applicant
  • A photocopy of the title page of the applicant’s passport
  • A photocopy of academic transcripts
  • A brief statement of intent and interest

 

Contacts

The director of the program is the Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza

The administrative co-ordinator is docent Natalia Syrotynska

 

Telephone, E-mail, Website and Mailing Address
240-99-44 ext 127
[email protected]
www.ils.org.ua
Instytut Liturhiinykh Nauk (The Institute of Liturgical Studies)
Ukrainskyi Katolytskyi Universytet (Ukrainian Catholic University)
Vul. Il. Svientsitskoho 17, misto Lviv, 79011 Ukraine