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Academics

Kurt Poterack, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Liturgical Music

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

Contact Information:

Kurt Poterack, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
549.551.9197
kpoterack@hotmail.com

Education

B.M.E., Aquinas College
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Classes Taught

  • The Theology of Worship and Its Music
  • Music History
  • History of Music in Western Civilization,
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Choir
  • Palestrina Choir

Hobbies

Competitive Ballroom Dance and chronicling the decline of melody in popular music.

Areas of expertise

The reform of liturgical music books in the history of the Church and studying the role of music, especially its structure, in the history of human society.

Selected Scholarship

Sacred Music (N.B. a quarterly journal of Catholic liturgical music which Dr. Poterack edits)

Professional Affiliations

Church Music Association of America

American Choral Directors Association