Courses 2019–2020

Music Courses • Divinity Courses • ISM courses hosted in other departments

The letter “a” following the course number denotes the fall term; the letter “b” denotes the spring term.

Please refer to for course descriptions, syllabi, and up-to-date schedules. You may also find courses that interest you in other departments, such as Religious Studies, Art History, Medieval Studies, etc.

Music Courses

MUS 506a–b, 606a–b, Lyric Diction for Singers — Faculty

MUS 509a–b, 609a–b, 709a–b, Art Song Coaching for Singers — Tomoko Nakayama

MUS 511b, Music before 1750 — Markus Rathey

MUS 515a,b, Improvisation at the Organ I — Jeffrey Brillhart

MUS 518b/REL 685b, In the Face of Death: Worship, Music, Art — Teresa Berger, Markus Rathey

MUS 519a–b, 619a–b, 719a–b, Colloquium — Martin Jean

MUS 522a–b, 622a–b, 722a–b, Acting for Singers — Ethan Heard (ISM), Christopher Murrah

MUS 531a–b, 631a–b, Repertory Chorus—Voice — Marguerite Brooks

MUS 532a–b, 632a–b, Repertory Chorus—Conducting — Marguerite Brooks

MUS 535a–b, 635a–b, Recital Chorus—Voice — Marguerite Brooks

MUS 536a–b, 636a–b, Recital Chorus—Conducting — Marguerite Brooks

MUS 540a–b, 640a–b, 740a–b, 840a–b, Individual Instruction in the Major — Faculty

MUS 544a–b, 644a–b, 744a–b, Seminar in the Major — Faculty

MUS 546a–b, 646a–b, 746a–b, Yale Camerata — Marguerite Brooks

MUS 571a–b, 671a–b, 771a–b, Yale Schola Cantorum — David Hill

MUS 579b, Responses to War in the Choral Genre — Jeffrey Douma

MUS 594a–b, Vocal Chamber Music — Bernarda Fink [F], James Taylor [Sp]

MUS 595a–b, 695b, Performance Practice for Singers — Jeffrey Grossman

MUS 615a,b, Improvisation at the Organ II — Jeffrey Brillhart

MUS 617a/REL 643a, Music and Theology in the Sixteenth Century — Markus Rathey

MUS 623a,b, Early Music Coaching for Singers — Jeffrey Grossman

MUS 656a, Liturgical Keyboard Skills I — Walden Moore

MUS 657a, Liturgical Keyboard Skills II — Walden Moore

MUS 672a/REL 912a, Sacred Music: Unity and Diversity — Markus Rathey

[MUS 715a,b, Improvisation at the Organ III — Jeffrey Brillhart. Not offered in 2019–2020]

[MUS 815a,b, Improvisation at the Organ IV — Jeffrey Brillhart. Not offered in 2019–2020]

Divinity Courses

REL 3910a–b, Colloquium — Martin Jean

REL 601b, Eastern Orthodox Worship and Thought — Mark Roosien

REL 610a, Worship, Cosmos, Creation — Teresa Berger

REL 611b, Understanding American Evangelical Worship – Melanie Ross

REL 643a/MUS 617a, Music and Theology in the Sixteenth Century —Markus Rathey

REL 675b, Baptism and Eucharist in Ecumenical Dialogue — Melanie Ross

REL 677b, Natural Disasters in the Christian Tradition: Ritual and Theological Responses — Mark Roosien

REL 682a, Foundations of Christian Worship — Melanie Ross

REL 683a, The Liturgy, Ritual, and Chant of Medieval England (Sarum Use) — Bryan Spinks, Henry Parkes

REL 685b/MUS 518b, In the Face of Death: Worship, Music, Art — Teresa Berger, Markus Rathey

REL 687a, The Books of Common Prayer — Bryan Spinks

REL 688a, Catholic Liturgy — Teresa Berger

REL 690a, Liturgical Theology — Melanie Ross

REL 695b, Daily Prayer: Liturgical Developments, Theological Principles, Contemporary Practices – Teresa Berger

REL 747a, Islamic Art and Architecture in the Mediterranean — Örgü Dalgiç

REL 756a, The Cult of Mary: Early Christian and Byzantine Art — Vasileios Marinis, Felicity Harley

REL 801a or b, Marquand Chapel Choir — Nathaniel Gumbs

REL 802a or b, Marquand Gospel and Inspirational Choir — Mark Miller

REL 900b, Sacred Sounds: Key Issues in the Ethnomusicology of Religion – Bo kyung Blenda Im

REL 902b, Literary Appropriations: Writers and Philosophers in Conversation — John Hare, David Mahan

REL 912a/MUS 672a, Sacred Music: Unity and Diversity — Markus Rathey

REL 943a, Performance behind Bars: Sacred Music, Sacred Texts, and Social Justice — Ronald S. Jenkins

REL 945a/MDVL 663a, From House Churches to Medieval Cathedrals: Christian Art and Architecture to the End of Gothic —Vasileios Marinis

REL 953a, Reading Poetry Theologically — David Mahan

REL 964b, Imagining the Apocalypse: Scripture, Fiction, Film — David Mahan

REL 967b/AMST 692b/HSAR 730b/RLST 788b, Religion and the Performance of Space – Sally Promey, Margaret Olin

REL 970a, Human Image: Classical and Biblical — Peter Hawkins

REL 971a, Creative Faith: Poetry — Christian Wiman

REL 979a, Hymns and Their Music — Carl Pickens Daw, Jr.

REL 981b, Visual Controversies: Religion and the Politics of Vision — Vasileios Marinis, Sally Promey

REL 991b, Shakespeare in Theological Context — Marilynne Robinson

REL 992b, The Politics and Culture of Russian Sacred Art — Vera Shevzov

REL 994b, Visual Cultures of the Sacred in the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Andes — Ananda Cohen-Aponte

ISM Courses Hosted in Other Departments

HSAR 529a/AMST 630a, Religion and Museums — Sally Promey

HSAR 533a, Sanctuaries in Syria and Phoenicia during the Roman Period — Blair Fowlkes Childs

HSAR 538b/SAST 656b, Visual Culture in Modern South Asia – Ranu Roychoudhuri

HSAR 592b, Art of the Chora Monastery — Vasileios Marinis, Robert Nelson

MUSI 350a, History of Western Music: Middle Ages and Renaissance — Henry Parkes

MUSI 438a, Emotions and Sacred Music in the Early Modern World — Thomas Marks

RLST 369b/EAST 360b/MUSI 489b, Popular Music and Christianity in Korea - Bo kyung Blenda Im

RLST 638b, Who Wants to be a Medievalist: The Study and Use of the Middles Ages from the Renaissance to Present – Caroline Gruenbaum