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Nota Bene: Sacred Music at the GTF


The Mission of the Sacred Music program is to offer graduate level educational opportunities to practicing credentialed ministry professionals. The degrees recognize the students’ level of experience and expertise already achieved and prepare them for employment and/or the pursuit… Continue reading

Nota Bene


2016 Harry Thacker Burleigh Prize in Sacred Music

Dr. Raymond Joseph Sanborn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Bachelor of Arts (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)
  • Master of Theological Studies (St. Augustine’s Seminary, Canada)
  • Master of Religious Education (University of Toronto, St. Michael’s… Continue reading

Nota Bene

Dr. Alan WellmanDr. Alan Wellman, D.S.M. 2015, was chosen as the first Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Sacred Music at the Graduate Theological Foundation.  Following is a description of Dr. Wellman’s E-tutorial course developed as part of his post-doctoral experience. 

New… Continue reading

New Students

Miss Patricia St. Bernard has enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy program.  Miss St. Bernard received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from University of the West Indies.  … Continue reading

Sacred Music “Nota Bene”

Music Director, Plate Spinner, and Colleague

I recall one Christmas Eve when the organist/choirmaster/bell choir director/pianist had just run up the stairs for the second time to direct the fifth part of the evening’s prelude music. The smiling pastor turned… Continue reading

Sacred Music: master’s and doctorate

chopin, music, notenblatt, composition, composer, 1842 (cc-public domain)

chopin, music, notenblatt, composition, composer, 1842 (cc-public domain)

Sacred Music is a long-standing and robust program at the Graduate Theological Foundation that offers a Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Sacred Music. Graduating dozens of students since its… Continue reading