Continuing Education Program

2014 graduatesThe Continuing Education Program (CEP) is 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 during the regular two-week summer session 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 2021 or 2022 should sign up for the Core Curriculum.

The CEP Program is based around several Special Topics, across a variety of fields related to Russian liturgical music. The package also includes individual voice and conducting lessons, optional tutorial reviews in Church Slavonic, and consultations with CEP lead faculty on topics of interest to the individual students.

CEP students are encouraged to participate in the regular program’s choir and to engage with the spiritual life of the monastic community.  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.