Pastoral Liturgy

Pastoral Music

‌‌‌The Pastoral Music program is suitable for those who have a professional or personal investment in music ministry, as well as those interested in learning more about liturgical music within the Church: cantors, music directors, ensemble directors, instrumentalists and choir members.

Program Benefits

This program seeks to inform and deepen the experience of music in Catholic worship through formation and education of the whole minister. It does this by giving students in-depth exposure to music's important place and function within the theology and praxis of Catholic prayer through readings, study of Church documents, written assignments, demonstrations, practice, and discussions. Those who successfully complete this program will be able to better serve their own faith community as effective musicians and pastoral leaders.

Credit from this program may be applicable to catechist certification at the discretion of the certifying diocese. Please be sure to check with the appropriate diocesan office to confirm that this program qualifies for credit towards certification or recertification. 

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or crs@lmu.edu, or contact the program facilitators directly (listed below under 'Faculty').

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: January 23, 2017. Registration is open online (click here).

    Course: PMXX 900.01 

    Tuition: $375

  • Schedule

    Class will meet the following Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m.:

    • January 23, 2017
    • February 6
    • February 20
    • March 13
    • April 4
    • April 24
    • May 8
    • May 22
    • June 5

    Location
    St. Cornelius Church
    5500 E. Wardlow Road
    Long Beach, CA 90808

  • Faculty
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 2.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: PMXX 900

  • Course Descriptions

    PMXX 900
    Pastoral Music
    2.5 Semester Hours

    In this course, students will examine music's place and function within the theology and praxis of Catholic prayer. Through readings, study of Church documents, written assignments, demonstrations, practice, and discussions, those involved in music ministry and others interested in this program of study will become more effective liturgical and pastoral leaders within their own faith community.