The Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary was established with the blessing of the Rector of the Seminary, Metropolitan Laurus. The full course of study consists of three summer sessions, at the end of which the graduates will be certified as church choir directors and/or readers. Academic credit is given after successful completion of the third summer. A non-certification track is offered to those seeking enrichment in the area of Russian Orthodox Music, who do not intend to become church readers or choir directors. The course load, full or partial, may be agreed upon in consultation with the school administration. Instruction is given in Russian and English. While knowledge of Russian is helpful, it is not essential for study.