University of Notre Dame

Catholic Choirmasters Correspondence Course


Origination : Gregorian Institute of America
Extent : 2.5 linear inches
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Transferred to the Notre Dame Archives from the Catholic Theological Union Library, Chicago, IL.

Preferred Citation

Catholic Choirmasters Correspondence Course (CCC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

The Catholic choirmasters correspondence course consists of college-accredited lessons in sacred music and liturgy edited by Clifford A. Bennett and published by the Gregorian Institute of America, Toledo, Ohio, 1942-1945. The lessons may have been sent one by one, but have been gathered into a binder designed for them. Some lessons are missing. The course covers liturgy, liturgical aesthetics, Latin pronunciation, children's and boys' choirs, male choir training, polyphony, Gregorian chant, rhythm and chironomy, modality (Gregorian modes), Psalmody, and the Divine Office, and includes vocal supplements, exercises, review questions, and other educational apparatus.


The Gregorian Institute of America (GIA) publishes sacred music and texts that support music education.


Bennett, Clifford A. (Clifford Alvin), 1904-
Gregorian Institute of America
Choral singing -- Instruction and study
Gregorian chants -- Instruction and study
Church music -- Catholic Church
Catholic Choirmasters Correspondence Course