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Scholarship Offered for Church Choir Conductors

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Scholarship Offered for Church Choir Conductors of Ukrainian Sacred Music Course at All Saints Camp

This year, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is offering two full paid scholarships through the Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for Church Choir Conductors of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.  The course is to be held from August 7 - 11, 2013 in conjunction with the Bandura and Vocal Workshops held at All Saints Camp - Emlenton, Pennsylvania.  This course is sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. and the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus. The Scholarship in the sum of $250 covers all the costs associated with the workshop.
 
For more information, questions concerning the scholarship and for a registration package, visit www.bandura.org/bandura_school.htm or call (734) 658-6452, or email ks@bandura.org

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
 
PRESENTATION AND REHEARSAL OF WORKS BY UKRAINIAN MASTER COMPOSERS SELDOM SUNG IN THE USUAL CHURCH SETTING
 
LISTENING LECTURE OVERVIEW OF UKRAINIAN SACRED MUSIC
 
DISCUSSION OF THE BASICS OF SACRED MUSIC BENEFITTING CHURCH SINGERS, CANTORS, AND CONDUCTORS ALIKE.
 
SING RESPONSES TO THE DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. THOMAS CHAPEL
 
BASIC VOCAL TECHNIQUES AND SOUND PRODUCTION
 
CONDUCTING OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE DIVINE LITURGY
 
INSTRUCTION IN THE ENGLISH AND UKRAINIAN LANGUAGES

INSTRUCTORS:

OLEH MAHLAY - conductor / composer
The Artistic Director of the Kobzarska Sich Music Programs, Maestro Mahlay holds a bachelor of arts degree in music history and literature from Case Western Reserve University.  He is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus. The UBC performed in seven countries and released six recordings, including the critically acclaimed Golden Echoes of Kyiv:  The Divine Liturgy.  Prior to his post with the UBC, Mr. Mahlay was the conductor of the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral choir in Parma, Ohio.
 
PROTODEACON IHOR MAHLAY - lecturer
A graduate of St. Stephen’s Course of Theology, Rev. Deacon Ihor Mahlay has actively served in various capacities within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, most notably as an assistant conductor, music instructor, lecturer in Sacred Arts, and coordinator of charitable and educational outreach programs.  He was ordained into the Diaconate in 1997 and is attached to and plays an active role in the pastoral staff at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio.  Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay founded the Kobzarksa Sich Bandura Camp in 1979.

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