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Trinity Summer Music Courses

  • You are invited to Trinity Seminary to connect with other clergy, musicians, worship leaders, and anyone passionate about theology and music ministry.

    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!

    Getting Registered

    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. 

    Summer Course Schedule 

    Looking for a layout of the summer schedule? View a week by week summer course scheduleTrinity Singing Students

    We look forward to seeing you this summer! 

    Courses may be taken for graduate credit or audit
    All courses meet Monday – Friday.
    Daily choir rehearsal 10:40 - 11:00 a.m. All are welcome.
    Daily worship at 10:45 a.m.

    Courses

    DATES   Credit Audit 65+Audit
    June 17-21 2019 HTS 2705 Politics & Christian Thought $1800 $300 $150
    June 3-21 2019 MN 1031 Introduction to Worship $1800 $300 $150
    June 3-21 2019 MN 2711 Liturgical Choir $300 $100 $50
    June 3-7 2019 MN 2171 Music in the Contemporary Church $1200 $200 $100
    June 10-14 2019  MN 2172 Music & Worship in the African American Tradition $1200 $200 $100
    June 17-21 2019 MN 2771 Voice Class $600 $100 $50
    June 6-15 2019 MN 3041 Education Ministry $1800 $300 $150
    June 3-7 2019 MN 3124 Hermeneutics for Preaching $1200 $200 $100
    By Arrangement MN 3793 Comprehensive Jury in Keyboard NA NA NA
    By Arrangement MN 3794 Comprehensive Jury in Voice NA NA NA
    By Arrangement MN 3795 Comprehensive Jury in Conducting NA NA NA
    By Arrangement MN 3796 Comprehensive Jury in Composition NA NA NA
    June 3-21 2019 MN 3708 Composition on Liturgical Texts $600-1200 NA NA
    Choir at Trinity Lutheran Seminary

    Course Descriptions Summer 2019

    HTS 2705 Politics & Christian Thought - June 17-21, Intensive, M-F, Dr. John Karanja, 3 hours credit.

    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.

    MN 1031 Introduction to Worship - June 3-21, 8:00 – 10:30 am. M-F, Dr. Joy Schroeder, 3 hour credit.

    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.

    MN 2711 Liturgical Choir - June 3-21, 10:40 am-12:00 pm. M-F, May Schwarz, 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.

    MN 2171 Music in the Contemporary Church - June 3-7, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. M-F, May Schwarz, 2 hours credit

    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.

    MN 2172 Music & Worship in the African American Tradition - June 10-14, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. M-F, Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise, 2 hours credit

    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.

    MN 2771 Voice Class - June 17-21, 1:00 – 3:30 pm. M-F, Sharon Stohrer, 1 hour credit

    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.

    MN 3041 Education Ministry - June 6-15, Intensive, M-F, Dr. Mary Hess, 3 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3124 Hermeneutics for Preaching - June 3-7, Intensive, Laura Barbins, 3 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3793 Comprehensive Jury in Keyboard - Time to be arranged after registering for the course, 1 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3794 Comprehensive Jury in Voice - Time to be arranged after registering for the course, 1 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3795 Comprehensive Jury in Conducting - Time to be arranged after registering for the course, 1 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3796 Comprehensive Jury in Composition - Time to be arranged after registering for the course, 1 hours credit

    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.

    MN 3708 Composition on Liturgical Texts - Time to be arranged after registering for the course, John Carter, 1-2 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.