Sacred Music Saturdays Online Lecture Series
  • As part of the Sacred Music Institute of America’s ongoing commitment to provide quality online training for church musicians, we are thrilled to announce our new monthly online lecture series, “Sacred Music Saturdays.” The series offers an innovative hybrid approach designed to cater to various learning styles and life situations. Each video lecture can be viewed according to each individual's availability, but live question-and-answer/musical coaching sessions with Institute faculty are also included in the lecture registration fee of $20.

    The first lecture is: “Introduction to Gregorian Chant” by Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald. This lecture/demonstration will teach the basics of reading, singing, and conducting Gregorian chant. Dr. Fitzgerald will delve into the basic neumes and their interpretation, the use of rhythm in chant, and the various Church modes. A sample of Latin and English chant resources will be provided. Register now to receive access to the video lecture and to schedule your included 15-minute coaching/Q&A with Institute Director Dr. Jason J. Keefer on Saturday, 10 October or Saturday, 31 October.

    Register here:

    The November lecture will be a discussion of the role of chant in the liturgy by Dr. William Mahrt. Registration for that event is already open through this link: