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Ritual Chant & Song MA

Irish World Academy:Ritual Chant & Song MA

Ritual Chant & Song MA
1 Year  Full- Time


The MA in Ritual Chant and Song is a one-year, full-time programme in ritual vocal repertoires, contextualised by a programme of study in ritual theory and liturgical history. The programme specialises in vocal repertoires including Western plainchant and Irish traditional religious song, as well as a variety of world ritual vocal repertoires. Vocal development is facilitated through one-to-one, weekly vocal classes, as well as master-classes with internationally renowned performers. The programme is offered in association with the Benedictine community at Glenstal Abbey.


  • To provide a specialist, vocal training in ritual repertoires, particularly Western plainchant and Irish traditional religious song, contextualised by the study of liturgical history and ritual theory.
  • To develop a research foundation for the interdisciplinary study of music, performance, theology and anthropology of ritual.

For academic queries on this programme contact: 
Course Director:  Dr Eleanor Giraud 
The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
Fax : 353-61- 234743
Email : eleanor.giraud@ul.ie

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