OUNDED in 2019 with the twin purpose of training church musicians and contributing to the renewal of music in the Roman Catholic liturgy, the Saint Gregory Institute of Sacred Music is one of many signs of hope for the Church in English-speaking territories. The institute offers instructional courses, sacred concerts, and even a certification program.
The institute’s Certificate in Sacred Music program aims to raise participants’ musical proficiency and to equip them with the knowledge needed to lead and perform Roman Catholic music at a professional level.
Courses offered by the institute are taught by members of its capable faculty and include History of Sacred Music, Liturgical Organ Playing, Conducting, Composition, Voice Lessons, and more. The schedule is broken into three periods: the St. Gregory term (September–December), the Epiphany term (January–April), and the Pentecost term (May–August). They are continuing to offer training, with precautions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with Shrines of Pittsburgh, the activities of the institute are held in several of the city’s exquisite churches.
More information about the Certificate in Sacred Music is available on the institute’s website.