PaTRAM Institute Summer Choral Master Class

June 30, 2014 to July 3, 2014

Register now for this wonderful opportunity!

In addition to learning superb sacred choral literature and honing participants’ vocal and conducting techniques, this PaTRAM Master Class and Musical Retreat will focus on the role of the church musician in the spiritual life of a community and the spiritual challenges in the work of a church musician.

  • How does church singing affect our spiritual life?
  • Is there a difference between praying in church and singing in church?
  • How do we approach the spiritual difficulties we face as church musicians?

Maestro Gorbik’s exacting musical discipline, coupled with his sensitivity to the spiritual dimension of church singing will make for and extraordinary experience for singers, student conductors and auditors alike. Abbot Sergius will provide support and framework for understanding the spiritual work the ensemble will be engaged in through his daily lecturers. Youth, ages 12 and up are invited to participate, if accompanied by a parent. 

After the program, participants are invited to an optional pilgrimage to nearby Taylor, PA for a private visit to venerate the two myrrh-streaming icons of the Mother of God at St. George’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church. 

For more information, tuition rates, a schedule and audition and application requirements, please visit the PaTRAM website at patraminstitute.org.