Hat tip ad multis...
Franciscan University of Steubenville is pleased to announce the creation of a Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music to begin in the fall of 2007. The degree may be pursued in either the program in voice or the program in organ. Pianists may audition for the program in organ on the piano. Courses will include private instruction on the major instrument, music theory, music history, conducting and a year-long course in Gregorian Chant. In addition, students will participate in the Schola Cantorum Franciscana, which concentrates on polyphony and chant and sings for occasional services on and off campus.
Interested students may apply for admission to the university at:
Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43953
Very surprising, but very welcome news considering when I hear the name "Steubenville", I think Jim Cowan and similar folk/rock style tuneage (so-called "geared for youth"). In fact, up here in Southern New England, there is a group called "Steubenville East" that meets - mainly teens. Teens can now go up to Steubenville and see good things happening there. Very encouraging, if you ask me.