Kurt Poterack – Christendom College

Academics

Kurt Poterack

Adjunct Professor
Music

poterackDirector, Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana
Coordinator, Beato Fra Angelico Fine Arts Program

Where were you educated?
B.M.E., Aquinas College
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

What classes do you teach?
The Theology of Worship and Its Music, Music History, History of Music in Western Civilization, Music Theory and Composition, Choir, Palestrina Choir

What is your favorite class to teach?
Choir

Do you have any hobbies?
Watching classic movies (especially Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn), and making crank calls in Latin.

What do you like most about Christendom?
The commitment to the Catholic liturgical, intellectual and cultural life.

What are your areas of expertise and/or research?
I am a composer, so I don’t so much research as create new things, although, as a choral director I do specialize in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.

Where have you been published?
Sacred Music (N.B. a quarterly journal of Catholic liturgical music which Dr. Poterack edits)

What kind of professional activities and associations are you active in?
Church Music Association of America, American Choral Directors Association

Contact Information:
Dr. Kurt Poterack
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
W: 800.877.5456 ext. 1274
H: 540.636.9559
F: 540.636.1655
kpoterack@hotmail.com

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