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Summer Learning Opportunities at Trinity
Summer learning opportunities are perfect for musicians, clergy, worship leaders, and anyone passionate about music ministry -- to further develop music skills, be energized, equipped, and renewed for ministry.
Read a message from Dean Kleinhans about summer learning opportunities.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Current Students - If you are currently enrolled at the university, please use WebAdvisor to register for summer courses.New Students - If you are a new student or auditor, please apply here. Financial Aid/Student Accounts - If you are seeking financial assistance for summer courses, please contact the Financial Aid office at 614-236-6511. If you already have an account with the university and need to make payments for courses or past fees, please contact the Student Accounts office at 614-236-6123.
Looking for a layout of the summer schedule? View a week by week summer course schedule.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Courses may be taken for graduate credit or auditAll courses meet Monday – Friday.Daily choir rehearsal 10:40 - 11:00 a.m. All are welcome.Daily worship at 10:45 a.m.
Examines the vital issue of Christian participation in political action, exploring how Christian advocacy in the political realm is an integral part of its witness to the world. Focus on several current tissues will help to understand further how Christians can serve God’s purposes through participation in political processes.
Study of the central patterns of Christian liturgical worship: historical, theological, and ritual/anthropological consideration of its meaning and renewal. The course includes attention to leadership and performance skills, as well as to symbolic and spiritual/experiential dimensions of liturgical worship.
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.
Identify issues facing churches in the 21st century. Through readings, discussion, demonstrations, presentations, the class explores opportunities and challenges of music in today’s church, examines resources, and finds faithful ways to address the issues in a variety of contexts. This course fulfills the concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students. Prerequisite: None.
A study of the music and worship forms of the African-American Christian tradition with an emphasis on historical development, an understanding of the African-American aesthetic and practical applications for congregational music and worship. This course fulfills the concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students. Prerequisite: None.
This course offers participants the opportunity to establish the foundation of healthy vocal technique (posture, breathing, support, resonance tracing) as applied to solo singing, leading hymns, chanting service music, and applying aspects of classical technique to the speaking voice. The class includes lecture, discussion, group and individual practice of exercises and songs, performance projects, and the opportunity to explore areas of interest unique to each class member. One month before the date students will receive a list of reading, viewing and listening assignments to be completed before class beings. No previous voice study is required.
An examination of the theological and educational foundations and basic questions that shape the congregation’s ministry of education. Attention will be given to developing teaching skills. Includes in-class teaching experience — prerequisite: Internship concurrent or permission of instructor (M.Div); completion of 24 semester hours of academic work or permission of instructor.
A study of how preachers move from a passage of the Bible to the sermon. Explores how sermons are shaped both by the nature of the biblical passage and the hermeneutical lenses through which preachers read the text. Prerequisite: MN 2021.
The student must be enrolled in the area of study during the semester in which they take the comprehensive jury. Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in the comprehensive jury. Non-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.