What the Heck is a Kyrie? A History of Music for the Mass (online only)
Time & Location
About the Event
(In person only; taught by Bruce Neswick & Katie Burk) Come along with us on a listening and learning tour through the ages, focusing on music written for the unchanging parts (i.e. the Ordinary) of the Eucharistic liturgy. We’ll begin with ancient plainchant (the foundation of Western music) and make our way through the masterpieces of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, ending finally with where we are today!
About the instructors:
Canon for Cathedral Music Bruce Neswick holds degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and Yale University and then undertook two years of post-grad study at the Conservatory in Geneva, Switzerland. Bruce holds an honorary doctorate from the University of the South, as well as Fellowship degrees from the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music. Having won three organ improvisation competitions, he performs and teaches under the management of Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.
Organ Scholar Katie Burk is a doctoral candidate in organ performance, with minor fields in choral conducting and music theory, at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she was a student of Christopher Young. She also studied choral conducting with Dominick DiOrio, Betsy Burleigh, and Walter Huff. She received the MM in organ performance at IU and completed undergraduate coursework at St. Olaf College in Minnesota where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in organ performance and vocal music education.