FOSTERING TALENT

We encourage everyone to participate fully in the course.

NURTURING PASTORAL MUSICIANS

Serving the Catholic Church as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.

OUR SUMMER COURSE

Music Ministry Together fosters the art of musical liturgy.

During the summer school, we will gather together as music ministers. We will have various sessions to teach and learn church music together. Choir leaders will experience being choir members and hopefully, some choir members will have a go at being choir leaders.

We will also prepare and participate in various styles of Liturgy, share the Eucharist and Sacraments and Cathecisis. Finally, there will also be time to have fun, with organised activities and entertainment through the week.

Frequently asked questions

What are the dates of the Summer Course?

Our 2018 summer course will begin on Tuesday, July 3 and ends on Sunday, July 8.

Where is the course held?

The Music Ministry Together summer course is held at Cistercian College Roscrea, a boarding school in the grounds Mount St Joseph Cistercian monastery. The various aspects of the course take place within the building with meals provided on-site. Most of the liturgies during the week are held in the College Chapel but there is also an opportunity to join the Cistercian Community for prayer and Mass in the Abbey Church.

What are the age requirements?

There is no minimum or maximum age for participants attending the course however those wishing to bring a group under the age of 15 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by adults.

Do I have to know how to read music?

No, it is not a requirement but it does help. While most of our participants are able to read music, we understand that not everyone can. We will offer assistance and some classes in musicianship so this may be the time to begin learning how to follow and read music.

I am an instrumentalist. Do I still need to sing at MMT?

Yes! We expect everyone to sing at MMT. We will give you every opportunity to develop your skills on your primary instrument. However, singing is an important part of liturgical music, and when we will all sing we are praying with our voices.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend?

No. MMT is an ecumenical program and we welcome applications from all Christian denominations.

Can I come for a day?

Yes, absolutely! We offer a day rate which is €60 per day. This includes meals and materials.

Do I need to live on campus or can I commute??

We highly encourage participants to live on campus for the course. Adult participants may opt to commute and this is possible.

What is the cost of the 2018 Summer Course?

Every effort is made to keep the cost of the summer course to a minimum. The full course cost is €320 which includes meals, accommodation and materials. Please note that accommodation is dormitory style. There are a limited number of en-suite single rooms available at an additional cost (€15 extra per day).

Does MMT offer Scholarships?

Each year some scholarships to MMT summer course are available. Through the generosity of our donors there are a limited number of places on offer. Scholarships range from full course fees to partial fee cover.

Can I bring my instrument?

Yes. We encourage people to bring their instruments with them. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an accomplished player – our team are on hand to teach you and help you along no matter what level you are at.

Time Table

Below is our timetable. Please note that it is subject to change and as we finalise more details we will be adding more information so make sure to check back often.

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Tuesday
Tuesday – Come to Me

10:00-11:00 Registration

Registration take place from 10am. Please arrive as close to 10 as possible as you will be give your room and other directions. You an use this time to settle into your room and familiarise yourself with the college.

11:00-12:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

This is our opening session and will be led by Ian Callanan

12:00-12:15 Break

Time for Coffee and Tea!

12:15-13:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

This is an optional session. If you want to take a break during this time we won’t mind.

14:30-16:30 Small Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument but never tried? Or would you like to improve your current skills? At MMT we believe that each participant should be given every opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. These master classes and beginner classes in various instruments/topics will be ideal for you. This is an optional session.

Classes will be offered in the following areas: Vocal/Cantor, Keyboard & Piano, Organ Guitar, Flute, Composition, Music Theory, Drama, Liturgy, Conducting, Therapy for Choir Directors and other classes will be offered.

16:45-18:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

We resume our main teaching sessions at  this time.

18:00-18:45 Tea

18:45-19:30 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

19:45-20:30 Recap Music Session

21:00 Night Prayer

As we begin to close our day we will gather and pray. This is a time where the music learned will be used and you can experience our various liturgies.

22.00 Entertainment

Time to have some fun and wind down from a busy day.

Wednesday
Wednesday – Rest with Mary

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Day Registration

09:15-09:45 Morning Prayer

We begin each day in prayer

10:00-10:30 Housekeeping and Warmups

10:30-11:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

12:15-13:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Music from Previous Day (Optional)

This is an optional session. If you want to take a break during this time we wont mind.

14:30-16:30 Small Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument but never tried? Or would you like to improve your current skills? At MMT we believe that each participant should be given every opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. These master classes and beginner classes in various instruments/topics will be ideal for you. This is an optional session.

Classes will be offered in the following areas: Vocal/Cantor, Keyboard & Piano, Organ Guitar, Flute, Composition, Music Theory, Drama, Liturgy, Conducting, Therapy for Choir Directors and other classes will be offered.

16:45-18:00 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

18:00-18:45 Tea

18:45-19:30 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

19:45-20:30 Recap Music Session

21:00 Night Prayer

As we begin to close our day we will gather and pray. This is a time where the music learned will be used and you can experience our various liturgies.

22.00 Entertainment

Time to have some fun and wind down from a busy day.

Thursday
Thursday – Know the Father, Know the Son

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Day Registration

09:15-09:45 Morning Prayer

We begin each day in prayer

10:00-10:30 Housekeeping and Warmups

10:30-11:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

12:15-13:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Music from Previous Day (Optional)

This is an optional session. If you want to take a break during this time we wont mind.

14:30-16:30 Small Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument but never tried? Or would you like to improve your current skills? At MMT we believe that each participant should be given every opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. These master classes and beginner classes in various instruments/topics will be ideal for you. This is an optional session.

Classes will be offered in the following areas: Vocal/Cantor, Keyboard & Piano, Organ Guitar, Flute, Composition, Music Theory, Drama, Liturgy, Conducting, Therapy for Choir Directors and other classes will be offered.

16:45-18:00 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

18:00-18:45 Tea

18:45-19:30 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

19:45-20:30 Recap Music Session

21:00 Night Prayer

As we begin to close our day we will gather and pray. This is a time where the music learned will be used and you can experience our various liturgies.

22.00 Entertainment

Time to have some fun and wind down from a busy day.

Friday
Friday – Revealed

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Day Registration

09:15-09:45 Morning Prayer

We begin each day in prayer

10:00-10:30 Housekeeping and Warmups

10:30-11:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

12:15-13:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Music from Previous Day (Optional)

This is an optional session. If you want to take a break during this time we wont mind.

14:30-16:30 Small Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument but never tried? Or would you like to improve your current skills? At MMT we believe that each participant should be given every opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. These master classes and beginner classes in various instruments/topics will be ideal for you. This is an optional session.

Classes will be offered in the following areas: Vocal/Cantor, Keyboard & Piano, Organ Guitar, Flute, Composition, Music Theory, Drama, Liturgy, Conducting, Therapy for Choir Directors and other classes will be offered.

16:45-18:00 Concert Rehearsal

18:00-18:45 Tea

18:45-19:30 Night Prayer with Monks in the Monastery

20:00 MMT in Concert with Special Guest

As we begin to close our day we will gather and pray. This is a time where the music learned will be used and you can experience our various liturgies.

Saturday
Saturday – My yoke is easy, burden light

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Day Registration

09:15-09:45 Morning Prayer

We begin each day in prayer

10:00-10:30 Housekeeping and Warmups

10:30-11:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

12:15-13:00 Music Teaching Session with Music Team

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Music from Previous Day (Optional)

This is an optional session. If you want to take a break during this time we wont mind.

14:30-16:30 Small Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument but never tried? Or would you like to improve your current skills? At MMT we believe that each participant should be given every opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. These master classes and beginner classes in various instruments/topics will be ideal for you. This is an optional session.

Classes will be offered in the following areas: Vocal/Cantor, Keyboard & Piano, Organ Guitar, Flute, Composition, Music Theory, Drama, Liturgy, Conducting, Therapy for Choir Directors and other classes will be offered.

16:45-18:00 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

18:00-18:45 Tea

18:45-19:30 Music Teaching Session With Music Team

19:45-20:30 Recap Music Session

21:00 Night Prayer

As we begin to close our day we will gather and pray. This is a time where the music learned will be used and you can experience our various liturgies.

22.00 Entertainment

Time to have some fun and wind down from a busy day.

Sunday
Sunday

09:00 Breakfast & Cleanup

10:30 Closing Eucharist in Monastery

We begin each day in prayer

Monday

PICTURES FROM OUR COURSE