MU511 SINGING THE LITURGY

Dr. Janet Hunt, FAGO Profile

TBD

Spring

Theology
Elective
Elective

The course prepares seminarians for singing various liturgies of the Church. Students will learn basic concepts of vocal techniques. Using solfége, students will learn how to read plainchant notation as well as how to read modern music notation as found in the Roman Missal, from which weekly singing homework assignments will be drawn. Also covered will be an examination of the church’s documents relating to sacred music and its role in the liturgy, how to evaluate texts and music for their suitability in Catholic worship, where to find music resources on-line and in print, and how to hire and work with a music director.