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Online learning

Another aspect of our activity is the provision of online learning opportunities, a quickly developing area in today's world. The AECMC offers various options to enrich your knowledge in theoretical and practical matters of Russian Orthodox liturgical singing.

On this page, we will be sharing  materials for self-teaching, hosting webinars with live discussions, and providing additional online resources as they become available.

The following lectures are already available for you:

Protodeacon Jean Drobot "Icon and Church Singing" (in Russian)


Dr. Aleksandr A. Andreev "History of the Typicon in the Russian Church" (in Russian)


Dr. Svetlana G. Zvereva "Singing and religious ceremonies of the Russian Tsarist court in  the first half of the 17th century" (in English)


Dr. Aleksandr G. Kravetsky and Dr. Aleksandra A. Pletneva "Church Slavonic Writing: Historical Review" (3 lectures in Russian)

  1. The first centuries of the existence of the Church Slavonic language: Moravia, Bulgaria, Ancient Russia.

  2. Church Slavonic books in the Synodal period of Russian church history.

  3. Church Slavonic language in the XX-XXI centuries.

In the near future, the preparation and release of the following lectures are planned, which will be available online on our website:

Theme: "Choir in Orthodox worship":

            1. Choir. Is it required for the service?
            2. Choir Master - leader of the choir
            3. The singer at the church
            4. Choral methods
            5. Practical advices to choir master

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