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Vivian Robles Dettbarn-Slaughter

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

Footnotes: GTF Faculty News

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Dr. David Couturier, OFM. Cap., Dean R. Hoge Professor of Pastoral Planning and Church Management, presented a lecture on “Slave Labor and Consumerism: A Franciscan Perspective” at a Conference on… Continue reading

E-Tutorials in Music and Liturgy for Pastoral Musicians and Ministry Professionals

For many years, we have offered a Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.) and a Doctor of Sacred Music (D.S.M.), both professional degrees designed for the pastoral musician and ministry professional.  We have a strong Sacred Music faculty who serve… Continue reading

GTF faculty profile: Dr. Vivian Robles Dettbarn-Slaughter

Professor of Sacred Music
Fellow of the Foundation

D.S.M., Graduate Theological Foundation
M.A. (Music Education with vocal emphasis), Appalachian State University
B.A. (Piano), University of California, Santa Barbara

Teaches on the music faculty of… Continue reading