Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saint Vincent College, new Sacred Music program

Beginning in the Fall of 2013, Saint Vincent College's Music Department will offer new programs in Sacred Music leading to the following degrees: (1) Music Performance Major - Concentration in Sacred Music, (2) Music Major - Concentration in Sacred Music, and (3) Music Minor - Concentration in Sacred Music. The programs aim to reflect the Catholic, Benedictine identity of the College by focusing on the musical traditions of the Catholic Church, studied and practiced in a Benedictine environment that accentuates Community, Stewardship and Service. Distinguishing features of the Course are its options for Primary Instrument Study (Organ, Gregorian Chant, Sacred Composition) and its Supervised Practicum (8 semesters) designed to provide for the technical, liturgical, pastoral, and spiritual formation of a Church musician. Two choral ensembles specializing in sacred music support these programs: the Saint Vincent Camerata, a 45 member mixed chorus that performs choral/orchestral repertoire, and the Camerata Scholars, an a cappella choir with a focus on the Renaissance repertoire. In March 2014, the Saint Vincent Basilica will receive its new pipe organ constructed by the renowned John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, IL.

For further information contact Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B., Director of the Programs in Sacred Music.
Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B.
Director of Programs in Sacred Music
Music Department
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650