As of November 4, the MCI Online class Introduction to Church Singing can be taken for free by all cantors, clergy, and parishioners of Byzantine Catholic parishes in the United States. (Non-members can take the class for $75.) This class teaches the basics for singing in church – musical sound, fundamentals of singing and reading music, and how to lead basic responses used in all services. Recommended for anyone who wants to learn our plain chant!
The course itself has been somewhat reorganized, with the addition of a new teaching song for the degrees of the scale, a full set of voice training videos, and new material in the final week on chant harmonization.
You can request an ID at https://mci.archpitt.org/online at any time and sign up. (Offer is for members of the Byzantine Catholic Church in the US; for others, tuition is $75.) If there is someone in your parish who would like to learn to sing our plain chant, please encourage them to try this course out!
In the past, we had some e-mail problems with the Archeparchy’s web server provider. So if you previously requested an ID, try logging in. If you have questions or difficulties, write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One request: if you have an ID, or get one, please update your profile entry with your parish name in the form “<name”, <city> <state>” – for example, “St. Mary’s, Morgantown WV.” If you just enter “St. John the Baptist” is makes it quite hard for me to tell where you actually are!