2016 Music Course Schedule

Summer 2016: June 6-24

ONE-WEEK SUMMER MUSIC COURSES


WEEK ONE: JUNE 6-10

MN2175 BUILDING PARISH MUSIC MINISTRIES, 1:00 - 4:30 P.M.      

Provides practical strategies for evaluating the current music program and developing strong parish music ministries. Includes exploration of various models of music ministry, development of music resources (repertoire, choirs, budget, personnel, and equipment) and building positive working relationships. This course fulfills concentration core for MACM. Two semester hours.
May Schwarz, Professor of Church Music & Director, M.A. in Church Music Program, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and Guest Presenters

MN2765 INTRODUCTION TO DRUMMING IN WORSHIP, 4:45 – 7:00 P.M.

This group hands-on course introduces basic drum set technique and rhythms as applied to the drum set and global drums in worship settings. Students will learn the fundamentals of drum set as a class, rotating through quiet practice pads and drum sets. Students will also play traditional conga rhythms from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Puerto Rico, samba percussion from Brazil, and djembe / djun djun drumming of West Africa. In small group projects, the class will play these rhythms with existing/recorded music to assess the effectiveness for worship music and choral application. Participants will come away with an experiential understanding of effective sound production on the instruments, performance practice, and application of basic drum set rhythms in accompaniment of worship music. No Previous drumming or music notation experience is required. Students should bring an additional material fee of $10 to the first class (checks made out to Capital University). All instruments and sticks will be provided (Remo Inc. World Percussion and Yamaha). In addition to the survey of basic drum set and global hand drumming rhythms, students will differentiate technique for sound production, create graphic notation for drum parts, analyze graphic notation for rhythm, sounds and sticking (hand order), apply drum set and culturally specific rhythms to music in worship. Students enrolled in this course are expected to engage in out-of-class work (listening to and assessing audio / video examples, reading articles, writing short reflections) related to course material. Location: Crist Room, Capital University. One semester hour.
Eric Paton, Assistant Professor of Music, Capital University

MN2771 SACRED VOCAL REPERTOIRE, 4:45 - 7:00 P.M. 

This literature course will focus on sacred repertoire for the solo singer, with particular emphasis on the Baroque and Classical periods. We will explore more contemporary works as time allows. This is a survey course designed to expose students to this body of repertoire. One semester hour.
C. Andrew Blosser, Senior Lecturer of Voice, The Ohio State University



WEEK TWO: JUNE 13-17

MN2172 AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND WORSHIP, 1:00 – 4:30 P.M.

This course provides a study of 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. Includes paper/project to be completed outside of class. Paper/project not required for auditors. This course fills concentration core for M.A.C.M. students and music option for Trinity M.Div. students. Two semester hours.
Raymond Wise, Affiliated Professor of Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary; Faculty, Afro-American Studies, Indiana University

MN1704 PERSPECTIVES IN CHORAL CONDUCTING, 4:45 - 7:00 P.M.

Explore conducting and rehearsal techniques, and focus on repertoire. Provides opportunity to put conducting techniques into practice. Course may be repeated. May be credited toward applied study in M.A. C. M. curriculum. One semester hour.
Amy Johnston Blosser, Director of  Choirs, Bexley Middle and High School; Director of Music, Bexley United Methodist Church; National Chair, ACDA Repertoire and Standards

WEEK THREE: JUNE 20-24

MN3747 ORGAN MASTERCLASS: SHORT AND SERVICEABLE SCORES, 1:00 - 3:15 P.M.   

This course will focus on brief but substantial hymn-based music that can be used for a variety of liturgical occasions. Music to be surveyed and practiced will range from the early Baroque to the present, including some pieces also playable on piano or harpsichord. Each participant will receive a list of pieces to be discussed, and will be expected to practice and perform at least two of the pieces. This class will be taught at St. Joseph Cathedral (96 rank Paul Fitts organ). One semester hour.
Robert Wisniewski, AAGO; Principal Organist, St. Joseph Catherdral, Columbus

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Course Prerequisites/Info


MN2761 GUITAR CLASS, 1:00 - 3:15 P.M. 

The course is designed to help students gain a basic understanding of the guitar. Focus is on chord accompaniment and reading melodies in treble clef and applying this information to music including, but not limited to, hymns and liturgies. General music theory concepts will be discussed in relation to the instrument and the musical selections. A background in reading music and/or the guitar in general are not required. One semester hour. 
Bret Burleson, Lecturer, Ohio Wesleyan University and The Ohio State University

MN2373 ENGAGING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN WORSHIP, 3:45 - 6:00 P.M.

This course will help worship leaders gain practical ways to deepen the worship experience for their congregation by including children as active worship participants. We will explore ways of incorporating youth in hymns and songs, worship activities, children’s choirs and drama. We will discuss ways of coaching youth readers that will strengthen understanding of the text by both the reader and the congregation. This course includes material on the developmental needs of children and how to create the type of environment where a child’s participation supports their spiritual growth and the growth of the congregation.
Sally Beske, Assistant Organist/Director of Youth Choirs, First Community Church, Marble Cliff


MN2721 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOR CHURCH MUSICIANS, 6:15-8:30 P.M.   

Introduces basic use of music technology for worship. Topics include music notation software, live sound reinforcement, audio recording and digital video editing. Technology classroom facilitates a “hands-on” experience. One semester hour.
Justin Riley, Adjunct Instructor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary


THREE-WEEK COURSES: JUNE 6-24

HTS1021 THEMES IN CHURCH HISTORY, 8:00 - 10:15 a.M.

A survey of selected topics of the Christian Church, Special attention is given to significant individuals, events, moments, and institutons. Three semester hours.
The Rev. Dr. John P. Karanga, Professor of Church History, Trinity Lutheran Seminary

LITURGICAL CHOIR,  10:20 - 11:45 A.M.

Designed to give students the opportunity to direct the liturgical choir and integrate classroom learning in the context of worship. Provides opportunities for collaboration with worship planners and musicians, exploration of diverse and multi-cultural choral repertoire, and further skill development in choral conducting, worship planning, rehearsal organization, leadership, communication and music ministry. Involves participation in daily summer chapel services. Available for credit only for M.A.C.M. students who have demonstrated basic conducting skills through audition with the director of the M.A.C.M. program. All other summer students are welcome to sing in the choir, no registration required. One semester hour.
May Schwarz, Professor of Church Music; Director M.A. in Church Music Program, Trinity Lutheran Seminary

  • Credit tuition is $530 per semester hour;  Non-credit tuition is $265 per semester hour.
  • All courses listed may be applied to the M.A. in Church Music degree
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More information at www.TLSohio.edu
Professor May Schwarz
Director, M.A. in Church Music Program
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209
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Join the Trinity Seminary Choir

You are invited to sing with TRINITY SEMINARY CHOIR

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MONDAYS 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Gloria Dei Worship Center
Concert:
Choral Evensong
Friday, April 15, 2016

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Tuesdays at Trinity 2016



You Are Cordially Invited! 
Free Parking. Freewill Offering.
Gloria Dei Worship Center
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 East Main Street, Columbus. Ohio 43209
614-235-4136


32ND ANNUAL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES 

TUESDAYS AT TRINITY 2016

 

Tom Battenberg & Friends

 Jazz Quintet

Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.

 
Tom Battenberg and Friends Jazz Quintet will entertain with a variety of jazz favorites  -- Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Hoagy Carmichael and Tom Battenberg.  Performers include Tom Battenberg, trumpet & flugelhorn; Michael Cox, saxes & flute; Erik Augis, piano; Terry Douds, bass; and Jim Rupp, drums.

 

Ladies of Longford with Irish Dancers

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.


Ladies of Longford is an exciting, all women, contemporary Celtic band offering fresh new arrangements of centuries old traditional Irish and Scottish melodies.They are known for their beautiful harmonies and excellent musicianship. Under the direction of Hilda Doyle-vocals/guitar, the ensemble includes Heather Doyle Fraser-vocals/djembe (drum); Stephanie Doyle Gamber-vocals/bass; Elizabeth Blickenstaff-fiddle. An evening to remember!

 

Brass Band of Columbus

Brian Stevens, director

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.


“High class brass . . . a championship concert band, capable of great power and subtlety . . . For the payers, it expresses an open and honest love affair with great music. For audiences, it offers a spectacular display of fine concertizing and a resounding good time. “   - Columbus Monthly

2013 Summer Music Courses



WEEK ONE     June 3– 7

Vocal Solutions for Choral Directors, 1:00-3:15        

Sharon Stohrer, Voice Instructor, Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary
This intensive course explores how the voice works through the study of vocal anatomy, acoustics, registration and articulation.  Participants gain greater knowledge of vocal technique through pedagogical study along with group and individual exercises, songs, and projects unique to each class member.  Among topics addressed are managing the adolescent changing voice, dealing with the aging voice, choral versus solo singing aesthetics, and vocal health.  The format includes lecture, discussion, viewing of videos, engaging in breathing and singing exercises, and question and answer sessions.  One semester hour.

Class Guitar, 1:00-3:15   

Brett Burleson Adjunct Instructor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Ohio Wesleyan University, Capital University, and Lecturer at The Ohio State University
The course is designed to help students gain a basic understanding of the guitar.  Focus is on chord accompaniment and reading melodies in treble clef and applying this information to music including, but not limited to, hymns and liturgies. General music theory concepts will be discussed in relation to the instrument and the musical selections. A background in reading music and/or the guitar in general are not required. One semester hour.

Music and Worship in the African-American Tradition,  3:30-7:00

Raymond Wise, Affiliated Professor of Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
A study of 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.  (Includes paper/project to be completed outside of class. Paper/project not required for auditors.) This course fills concentration core for M.A.C.M. students and Music Option for M.Div students. Attendance at the Raise Choir concert on Tuesday, June 4 is required.  Two semester hours.

WEEK TWO   June 10 – 14

Leading the Church’s Song, 1:00-4:30   

May Schwarz, Professor of Church Music and director, Master of Arts in Church Music Program, Trinity Lutheran Seminary; and guest presenters
Explores the impact of music on the mission of the church. Students sing new hymns, discover new ways of singing the psalms, develop skills for intoning the liturgies, and identify criteria for hymn selection. Examines musician-clergy partnership models and explore strategies for implementation. Recognize why and when the church’s music ministry may be an arena for conflict. Develop your philosophy of church music. (Includes paper/project to be completed outside of class. Paper/project not required for auditors.) Two semester hours

Perspectives in Choral Conducting, 4:45-7:00    

James Gallagher, Church Musician; Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Explore conducting and rehearsal techniques and repertoire. Provides opportunity to put conducting techniques into practice. Course may be repeated.  May be credited toward applied study in M.A. C. M. curriculum. One semester hour.

Handbells , 4:45-7:00    

Jane McFadden, Director of Handbells, Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley, Ohio; composer and arranger
Bell choirs, bell-ringing techniques, recruitment, organization, assigning bells, equipment needs, repertoire, and development of skills in bell-ringing.  This course will be taught at Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio. May be credited toward applied study in M.A.C.M. curriculum. One semester hour.

WEEK THREE  June 17 – 21

Organ Masterclass – Hymn-based Organ Literature, 1:00-3:15    

Paul Thornock, Cathedral Director of Music, St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio; Diocesan Music Consultant.
Survey and study organ literature and performance techniques for repertoire based on chorales, hymn tunes, and Gregorian chant from 1600 to the present. This will include, but not be limited to examples from the Dutch, German, and French schools.  Students will come prepared to play two different genres and will work throughout the week to gain greater fluency and command of ornamentation, registration, technique, and performance styles.  All classes will be taught on the 66-stop Paul Fritts and Company organ at Saint Joseph Cathedral.  One semester hour.

Music Technology for Church Musicians, 1:00-3:15     

Justin Riley, Adjunct Instructor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Introduces basic use of music technology for worship. Topics include music notation software, live sound reinforcement, audio recording and digital video editing.  Technology classroom facilitates a “hands-on” experience.  One semester hour.

Advanced Handbell Skills, 3:45-6:00     

Jane McFadden, Director of Handbells, Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley, Ohio; composer, arranger
Build on basic handbell skills. Develop expertise as a ringer through coordination drills and rhythmic exercises; sight-reading and interpretation considerations. Strengthening enthusiasm and commitment in handbell ensembles; analyzing and correcting problems; taking the handbell choir to a higher level of performance. Class participants must have had previous handbell experience, be comfortable with playing Level 3 music and be ready for a challenge as we work together as a handbell choir. Class must have at least 11 participants.  This course will be taught at Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio. One semester hour.

THREE-WEEK COURSES  June 3 – 21

Systematic Theology,  8:00-10:15    

James Childs, Senior Research Professor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
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: Church History 1.  Required for Trinity M.A., M.T.S., and M.Div. students. Three semester hours.

Liturgical Choir,  10:20-11:45

May Schwarz, Director M.A. in Church Music Program, Professor of Church Music; Trinity Lutheran Seminary
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 multi-cultural choral repertoire, and further skill development in choral conducting, worship planning, rehearsal organization, leadership, communication and music ministry. This course involves participation in daily summer chapel services.  (Available for credit only for M.A.C.M. students.)  All other summer students are cordially invited to sing in the choir, no registration required.  One semester hour.   


Course fee is $465 per semester hour.
Audit fee is $232.50 per semester hour

All courses listed may be applied for credit toward the Master of Arts in Church Music degree at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
Early registration is advised
Limited on-campus housing available - Contact Cecilia McEldowney 


For further information contact:
Professor May Schwarz
Director, M.A. in Church Music
2199 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209-2334
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
614-235-4136 ext. 4622

Trinity's Steiner-Reck Organ

trinity organ 01The Gloria Dei Worship Center is home to a Steiner-Reck Pipe Organ that was built in 1983. The 45-rank, 32-stop organ readily accompanies liturgy and hymnody while bringing life to organ literature of many styles and periods. The organ contains 2,286 pipes.

Organ Specifications


Great care was given to the choice of materials for the organ. The asymmetrical casework is of white oak. Keyboard naturals are of padouk and the sharps are of ebony. The stop action panel is of rosewood and maple.

The pipes are primarily of a tin/lead alloy with others of zinc and brass. Two stops are of wood. The ten copper pipes in the façade present an interesting visual display. The thirty-two stops containing forty-five ranks of pipes distributed are over three divisions: Hauptwerk (Great), Schwellwerk (Swell), and Pedal.

HAUPTWERK

Quintadena 16
Principal 8
Rohrflöte 8
Octave 4
Spitzflöte 4
Nasat 2 2/3
Flachflöte 2
Terz 1 3/5
Mixtur V
Scharfzimbel ¼
Trompete 8
Krummhorn 8
Sch / Hw
SCHWELLWERK

Holzgedackt 8
Gemshorn 8
Gems Celeste 8
Viola 4
Flöte 4
Ital. Principal 2
Aliquot III
Quint  1 1/3
Scharff III-IV
Englischhorn 16
Oboe 8
Tremulant
PEDAL

Principal 16
Subbass 16
Oktave 8
Bourdun 8
Choralbass 4
Mixtur IV
Posaune 16
Trompete 8
Schalmei 4
Hw / Ped
Schw / Ped
 
Zimbelstern

8 General pistons
5 swell pistons
5 great pistons
5 pedal pistons
H/P; S/P; S/H; and 8 generals duplicated on toe studs

 500 Years of the Reformation


2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther posted the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. As we await this celebration in the church, we prepare for the milestone that 500 years is. In the coming months, we will feature different resources and publications here. We hope to engage you, in conjunction with Hamma Library, in celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! For now, these two websites offer additional information about preparing for the anniversary and about the Reformation's history. 

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