CHICAGO SERIES IN LITURGICAL MUSIC
In collaboration with the Chicago Office for Divine Worship, the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN, has launched a new educational initiative: the Chicago Series in Liturgical Music, a seven-credit sequence of courses, most of which will be offered part-time in the Chicago area over a period of eighteen months. With this new Series, the Rensselaer Program for the first time will offer course work off-campus and during the regular academic year. All credits may later be applied to an M.A. degree program at Saint Joe’s.
The new Series seeks to make the expertise of the Rensselaer Program accessible to those who cannot come to Rensselaer for four weeks during the summer, including part-time and volunteer musicians. The first course of the Series is a three-day Liturgical Music intensive taught at Saint Joseph’s College from June 27-29. The first full-semester course begins in the Chicago area in September. A generous grant from the ACTA Foundation will make it possible for the Rensselaer Program to provide some tuition assistance to those who need it. The grant will also help to fund two additional events that will be open to a wider range of liturgical musicians. For more information about the Series, contact Steve Janco, Director of the Rensselaer Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anna Belle O’Shea, Director of Liturgies and Music at the Chicago Office for Divine Worship, at email@example.com.