The Masters Degree in Liturgical Music is a joint academic and practice-based programme which will qualify holders to undertake posts as organists, cantors, or directors of music at parish or diocesan level. Each year of the programme will consist of theological and theoretical study of the Churchs liturgy, with specific attention to the area of liturgical music. This academic component will be balanced by an intensive course of supervised practical training in a number of core liturgical music disciplines.
To provide an academic framework appropriate to the study of Theology at Masters level.
To provide students with an in-depth theological and theoretical formation in
To form students in the historical, textual, doctrinal and technical aspects of liturgical music.
To enhance students critical awareness of music composed for and performed in the liturgy.
selected practical disciplines.
Programme of Study:
Year One of the programme consists of six core and two elective academic modules, together with at least two practical modules. Year Two, divided equally between academic and practical elements, focuses on the writing of a dissertation on a topic related to the area of liturgical music, and a major practicum in at least one (maximum two) of the musical disciplines listed below.