Since 2015, SSLM has offered a Continuing Education Program (CEP), a curriculum for those who have already attended the school and wish to further enhance their knowledge of Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music.
CEP consists of several Special Topics seminars offered by SSLM faculty on a rotating basis over one week every summer and is open to:
a) graduates of SSLM and
b) those of our former students who have not graduated but are are currently serving as choir conductors, singers and/or readers in their individual parishes
Please note that students who are in line to graduate either in 2019 or 2020 should sign up for the Core Curriculum
In 2018, the Continuing Education Program ran from July 23-28, 2018.
As always, we offered several Special Topics, across a variety of fields related to Russian liturgical music. This year's Special Topics included:
ST in Liturgical Performance Practice: Singing Podobny (with Aleksei Shipovalnikov)
ST in History of Russian Church Music: Johann von Gardner as Inspiration for Church Musicians (with Matushka Elena Perekrestov)
In addition to the Special Topics and Practicum the 2018 CEP package also included:
One individual voice lesson with Laryssa Doohovskoy. CEP students also had the option of attending the Core Program's group Voice Class if they wish to.
One individual conducting lesson with SSLM faculty
(Optional) Tutorial reviews in Church Slavonic with Elena Nelson
Consultations with CEP Lead Faculty Aleksei Shipovalnikov on topics of interest to the individual students. All other SSLM faculty were also available for consultation on an ad hoc basis, their schedules permitting.
CEP students are encouraged to participate in the regular program’s choir and to engage with the spiritual life of Holy Trinity Monastery. The course load is substantially lighter than the regular program, and provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the school’s unique atmosphere while growing professionally and spiritually at their own pace.
FOR EXAMPLES OF CEP COURSE OFFERINGS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, CLICK HERE
See a sample CEP schedule here:
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY HIGH ENROLLMENT IN OUR CORE CURRICULUM, WE ARE NOT OFFERING THE CEP PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER OF 2019. IT WILL, WE PROMISE, RETURN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.