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Musical Journeys

Musical Journeys

Program Description

Musical Journeys is a music education and literacy program for children, youth, and 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, chant, 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 or chant, in both modern and neumatic notation, at first sight!

Curriculum

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.

Registration

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

Registration Form


Schedule of Classes

Semesters

  • Fall Semester: September 14 - December 16, 2021
    No Class: Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • Spring Semester: January 18 - April 28, 2022
    No Class: March 14-18, 2022 (Spring Break)
    No Class: April 11-14, 2022 (Holy Week)

Youth Classes

  • Grades 3-5: Tuesdays and Thursdays, time TBD
  • Grades 6-8: Tuesdays and Thursdays, time TBD
  • Mixed Grades: Only if necessary, a third class option may be added

Adult Classes (high school +)

  • Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuition & Payment

Please submit your payment online.

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Youth Classes

  • Semester Tuition: $250
    Standard Annual tuition $475 (Only $9.14 per class)
    Sibling Tuition Discount 10% off for each sibling (10% off first sibling, 20% off second sibling, etc.)

Adult Classes (high school +)

  • Active Member of SMG's Music Ministry - Semester Tuition $25 (Only $1.92 per class)
    Standard annual tuition is $50
  • Registered Parishioner - Semester Tuition $100 (Only $7.69 per class)
    Standard annual tuition is $200
  • Non-Registered Parishioner - Semester Tuition $125 (Only $9.62 per class)
    Standard annual tuition is $250

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 marco.melendez@stmariagoretti.org.

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


Classroom

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

Instructor
Marco Antonio Melendez (Read bio)

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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