Monday, June 3, 2013

Pontifical institute to offer master’s in Gregorian chant, organ

This item caught my eye.

The Pontifical Liturgical Institute, which is located at the Order of St. Benedict’s Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm (Sant’Anselmo) in Rome, has launched a two-year master’s degree program that focuses on Gregorian chant and the organ.

“A very important part of liturgy is the music and chants, and now we’ve been able to unite with the Pontifical University of Sacred Music and offer this master’s,” said Father Jordi Piqué, president of the institute.

Professors include the abbot primate of the Order of St. Benedict and Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.