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Trinity Summer Music Courses

  • You are invited to come to Trinity to connect with other musicians from across the country for study, music, worship, and theological reflection.

    Summer music courses are the perfect opportunity for musicians, clergy, worship leaders, and anyone passionate about music ministry -- to further develop music skills, be energized, equipped, and renewed for ministry.

    We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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    Course Highlights:

    Courses may be taken for graduate credit or audit
    All courses meet Monday – Friday.
    Daily worship at 10:45 a.m.
    Trinity Singing StudentsSchedule for Three-week Morning Courses, Worship, and Choir

    8:00 – 10:15

    Systematic Theology (3) 3-week course Dr. James Childs 

    10:20 – 10:40 

    Choir Rehearsal - All are welcome! Directed by MACM students

    10:20-12:00 

    Liturgical Choir Class (1) 3-week course -Prof May Schwarz

    10:45-11:15 

    Daily Chapel Gloria Dei Worship Center or Schenk Chapel

    11:15-11:30

    Choir Rehearsal for next day

    12:00 – 1:00 

    Lunch Break

    One Week Courses

    DATES   Credit Audit 60+Audit
    June 4-8 2018 MN2173 Music and Liturgy $1176 $200 $100
    June 4-8 2018 MNxxxx Dalcroze Eurhythmics $588 $100 $100
    June 4-8 2018 MN3708 Composition on Liturgical Texts $588 NA NA
    June 4-8 2018 MN3708 Composition on Liturgical Texts $1176 NA NA
    June 11-15 2018  MN1704 Perspectives in Choral Conducting $588 $100 $50
    June 11-15 2018 MN 2172 Music & Worship in the African-American Tradition $1176 $200 $100
    June 11-15 2018 MN 3793 MACM Comprehensive Jury #1 (grad req) NA NA NA
    June 11-15 2018 MN 3794 Comprehensive Jury #2 (grad req) NA NA NA
    August 15 2018 MN 3799 Field Experience (grad req) NA NA NA
    June 18-22 2018 MN2706 Handbells $588 $100 $50
    June 18-22 2018 MN 2373 Children in Worship $588 $100 $50
    June 18-22 2018 MN 2721 Music Technology for Church Musicians $588 $100 $50

    Three Week Courses

     DATES    Credit Audit 60+Audit
    June 4-22 2018 MN 2711 Liturgical Choir $588 NA NA
    June 4-22 2018 HTS 2044 Systematic Theology $1764 $300 $150
    Choir at Trinity Lutheran Seminary

    Week 1: June 4-8, 2018

    MUSIC AND LITURGY. MN2173. 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday. 2 hours credit.

    Focus on developing and refining musical skills (vocal and/or instrumental) for effective leadership of hymns, psalmody, choruses, and liturgies (from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, With One Voice, This Far by Faith, Hymnal Supplement 1991, or denominational equivalents.) Students will explore new music resources, discover how to make the music “come alive” in diverse styles and contexts, and create stylistic differences. Opportunities for applied learning. (Includes paper/project to be completed outside of class. Paper/project not required for auditors.) This course fulfills concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students. Professor May Schwarz, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, OH.

    MEANINGFUL MOVEMENT: Experiencing Dalcroze Eurhythmics. MN…. 5:00 – 7:15 pm. 1 hour credit.

    This experiential course will focus on the music education approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Eurhythmics develops musicianship through singing, improvising, and purposeful and creative movement. Active music making is the core of this philosophy. Eurhythmics contributes to the development of the individual beyond musical skills as there is application and value intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Applications for the church musician will be emphasized throughout the course. Dr. Marla Butke, Adjunct Professor of Music, Capital and Otterbein Universities, Master Teaching Artist, American Eurhythmics Society.

    COMPOSITION ON LITURGICAL TEXTS. MN3708. Time to be arranged after registering for the course. June 4-22, 2018. 1 or 2 hours credit.

    Composition and arrangement of traditional and new texts and melodies. May be repeated for credit with instructor’s permission. One or two semester hours by arrangement. John Carter, composer, Hope Publishing Company.


    Week 2: June 11-15, 2018

    PERSPECTIVES IN CHORAL CONDUCTING. MN1704. 1:00 – 3:15 pm, M-F. 1 hour credit

    This course explores conducting and rehearsal techniques and repertoire. Participants will have an opportunity to put conducting techniques into practice. Prerequisite: Basic Conducting Patterns. Note: MN 1704 may be repeated for credit. Dr. Lynda Hasseler. Professor of Music; Chapel Choir Director, Capital University.

    MUSIC & WORSHIP IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION. MN2172. 3:30 – 7:00. M-F 2 hours credit

    A study of the music and worship forms of the African-American Christian tradition with emphasis on historical development, an understanding of the African-American aesthetic, and practical applications for congregational music and worship. This course fulfils the concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students. Prerequisite: None. The Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise, Affiliated Professor of Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University; Faculty, Afro-American Studies, Indiana University.


    Week 3: June 18-22, 2018

    HANDBELLS. MN 2706. 1:00 – 3:15. M-F 1 hour credit

    Bell choirs, bell-ringing techniques, recruitment, organization, assigning bells, equipment needs, repertoire, and development of skills in bell-ringing. is course will be taught at Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley. The ability to read music is a plus. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: MN2706 may be repeated for credit. Christopher McManus, Director of Music at King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus; Past Chair of the Greater Columbus Handbell Directors' Association

    CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN WORSHIP. MN 2373. 3:45 – 6:00 M-F. 1 hour credit

    This course will help worship leaders gain methods to deepen the worship experience for congregations by including children as active worship participants.   We will identify worship activities for children of different developmental levels and personality types, with a focus on creating an environment in our churches where children are deeply valued, protected and safe. We will identify ways that a child’s participation in church can support their spiritual growth, and the growth of an entire congregation. One credit hour. Sally Beske, Assistant Organist, Director of Youth Choirs, First Community Church, Marble Cliff.

    MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOR CHURCH MUSICIANS. MN2721. 6:15 – 8:30 pm. M-F. 1 hour credit

    Introduces basic use of music technology for worship. Topics include music notation software, lived sound reinforcement, audio recording and digital video editing. Technology classroom facilitates a hands-on experience. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: None Justin Riley, Adjunct Instructor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.


    Three-week Morning Courses: June 4 – 22, 2018

    SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. HTS 2044. 8:00 – 10:15 am. M-F

    An introduction to the pastoral and missional task of interpreting Christian doctrine in light of the contemporary cultural and religious context, including a study of the classic Christian doctrines. Prerequisite: HTS 1021. Three semester hours.

    Dr. James Childs. Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.

    LITURGICAL CHOIR. MN2711. 10:20 am – 12:00. M-F 1 hour credit

    Designed to give students the opportunity to direct the liturgical choir and integrate their classroom learning in the context of worship. Provides opportunities for collaboration with worship planners and musicians, exploration of diverse and multicultural choral repertoire, and further skill development in choral conducting, worship planning, rehearsal organization, leadership, communication and music ministry. Involves participation in Daily Chapel. Available for credit only to MACM students who have demonstrated basic conducting skills through audition with the director of the MACM program. Four semesters required for graduation. May Schwarz, Professor of Church Music; Director M.A. in Church Music Program, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.