Byzantine Chant 101

 

Thursdays at 7PM

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Begins week of September 20th (N.S.)

Price: $400 US

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To register, call 215-987-2655,

Course Description

Students will learn the basics about the eight modes (or tones) of byzantine chant by learning byzantine notation and prosomoia melodies. All texts chanted will be in English, with the option for Greek by request.

Course prerequisite: Students must be able to match pitch to enroll.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to chant hymns from vespers and matins in the diatonic and enharmonic modes (i.e. 1st, 3rd, 4th, Plagal 1st, Grave, Plagal Fourth)

Textbooks and Other Resources

Byzantine Notation: An Exercise Book by Gabriel Cremeens. Physical book will be available for purchase. 

Instructional format: 1 hour lectures per week. Students are expected to participate actively in all sessions.

Anticipated Assignments and Exercises (Homework, Projects, etc.)

Students are expected to practice all exercises at home. Homework will consist of the student recording himself or herself chanting the exercises.

Anticipated Tests and Quizzes

Students will have quizzes on byzantine musical symbols and terminology.

There will be a performance-based final exam, where the students will be required to record themselves chanting a hymn from notation.

Grading

Grades will be based on:
1. attendance
2. class participation
3. completion of homework
4. quiz scores
5. final exam scores

The Epistles and the Apocalypse 

by Bishop Averky

Adult Discussion Group (ages 18 and up)

Dates: May 11- June 10, 2022 (New Style)

Days: Wednesdays  & Fridays 7:30PM EST.

 

 

Price: $90 for a single one-month session, $65/month for a continuing membership in the discussion group.

 

(The rest of the Epistles and the Apocalypse will be covered in subsequent months.)

 

 

Registration: 

 

To register for a single one-month session, visit https://goctoronto.org/machform/view.php?id=12583

 

To enroll in the ongoing group, or to ask any questions, please contact the Initiative at 215-987-2655 or  

 

To purchase materials: https://www.amazon.com/Epistles-Apocalypse-Commentary-Holy-Scriptures/dp/1942699182

 

 

See you in class!

 

In Christ, OEI Staff

 

 

 

For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail orthodoxeducationalinitiative@gmail.com or call (215) 987-2655.