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Musical Journeys

Musical Journeys

Program Description

Musical Journeys is a music education and literacy program for adults. Through in-person classroom based instruction, students will receive a musical education that will enhance their knowledge and ability to read music at a beginner to intermediate level.

As a program of the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church Music Ministry, this program has been specifically designed to assist individuals in their ability to fully, actively, and consciously participate in liturgy. Utilizing familiar hymnody and workbook activities, students will graduate each level of this program feeling enabled and prepared to simply pick up a hymnal and sing any hymn at first sight! This class would also be a perfect fit for those who seek membership in a choral ensemble!


Musical Journeys utilizes Module B: Musical Skills and Understanding of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Voice for Life curriculum. For a specific listing of all topics that will be covered in this program, please click here. For those individuals who may be interested in current or future membership within the St. Maria Goretti Music Ministry, this course will serve as a perfect introduction to the musical concepts needed for a successful transition into the choral programs offered by the parish.


Please fill out the online registration form to register to participate in Musical Journeys. Once registered, please submit your payment.

Registration Form

Schedule of Classes


  • Fall Semester: September 12 - December 15, 2022
    No Classes: November 21-25, 2022 (Thanksgiving Week)

  • Spring Semester: January 9- April 21, 2023
    No Class: March 27- April 7, 2023 (Spring Break)

Times of Classes

Both day and night class options are available. Participants may select one class to attend.

  • Night Class: Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Day Class: Thursdays, 2 - 3 p.m.

Tuition & Payment

Please submit your payment online

Classes (for ages high school +)

  • Active Member of SMG's Music Ministry - Annual tuition - $50 (Only $1.92 per class)
  • Registered Parishioner - Annual tuition - $200 (Only $7.69 per class)
  • Non-Registered Parishioner - Annual tuition - $250 (Only $9.62 per class)

Payment Options
If you prefer to spread your payments over a few months (only offered for those paying the full annual tuition), there is a 3 payment plan option (1/3 due at registration, 1/3 due in mid. Oct, 1/3 due in Dec.)

If you have extenuating circumstances and need a more flexible payment plan, please email

As tuition includes a professional, experienced educator, a student workbook, sight-singing materials, and other educational resources, all tuition, once received, is non-refundable.


St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church - Parish Hall
5313 Flad Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53711

Alivia-Marie Schmidt-Sanders, Assistant Director of Music for Music Education
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Classroom Safety
All program participants will be required to adhere to all current Diocesan and Parish safety protocols. A list of protocols will be made available to all students.

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