On-Going Contemplative Musicianship
Seminar Application Process

Contemplative Musicianship Seminar  (RA- CM) — Rolling Admissions Process

  • The CM application process is a rolling admissions procedure.
  • Registrations for enrollment occur on an individual basis.
  • Applications are not reviewed daily.  They are usually reviewed once a month during 10 – months of the year.
  • This continuing education RA-CM seminar is open to singers, instrumentalists, composers, chaplains, clinicians, and professionals from many walks of life (business, law, social work, nursing, medicine, IT, etc) with fundamental music competencies, a genuine love of music, and a longing for a deep formation in the spirituality of music.
  • CM applicants do not need to be harpists.
  • The CM enrollments are limited to ten individuals at any one time.  y.
  • The RA – CM program is the pre-requisite for application to the RA-Music-Thanatology Seminar.
  • The Chalice of Repose Project has offered Contemplative Musicianship and Music-Thanatology programs for decades, and began offering its on-line programs in late 2004 for January 2005 matriculation.
  • RA-CM is typically a twelve-module distance learning, low-residency program.  It usually combines ten delivered module lectures and two brief on-site visits usually scheduled in Oregon, but some students contract for a little more, or something slightly different, based on their individual needs.  This variation is formally arranged on a case by case basis prior to matriculation.
  • Prior to matriculation, a calendar for module delivery and module completion is formalized by mutual agreement between the applicant and the program.
  • Prior to matriculation, each student receives an enrollment contract which is in effect for a specific and limited period of duration.
  • The entire course is taught in English and the flexibility offered by the rolling admissions process allows the academic calendar to be uniquely developed for each student.  That calendar and any calendar revisions are mutually formalized following one’s acceptance and prior to one’s enrollment.
  • We do not usually post or deliver any modules in the months of July or December.
  • Extensions to meet unexpected situations are formally approved on a no-fault basis and are given for a specific limited duration.  Unless there is an unexpected emergency, (such as a death in the family or a move or major transition) it is ideal to aim to complete the program in eighteen or twenty months.
  • If you would like to receive a description of programs offered, a fee schedule, curriculum specifics and an application packet, please follow the following instructions:

In order to separate the casual inquiries from the serious ones, and in order to ensure a consistency that tracks all information and communications, we follow the same protocol for all inquiries.

Please write the program by postal mail.  The address is the Chalice of Repose Project, PO Box 169, Mount Angel, Oregon, 97362, USA.

Please write us a letter of inquiry and include the following information.

  • a. Your name;
  • b. Your postal mailing address, your private email address, and your web site address if you have your own web site,
  • c. The best telephone number, and
  • d. A resume reflecting your musical, educational, and employment backgrounds.
  • e. Indicate a month or time frame in which you might hope to begin should you be accepted: (Example: October, 2017, or February 2018).
  • e. Include a personal check drawn from your own bank account in the amount of twenty dollars, made payable to the organization.   Ideally, the name you provide and the name on the check will be the same.
  • f. The twenty dollar materials fee is a non-refundable fee. Please annotate the left hand corner of the check memo to say Non-Refundable RA-CM packet.
  • g. We do not accept cash, so please do not send it.
  • h. Unless the program description is being revised, or unless the fee structure is undergoing an annual Board approved revision, you will usually receive a detailed RA-CM course description and the full application packet by return post about 30 days after your inquiry is received.
  • We do not deposit any of the twenty dollar checks in the bank until after a packet is sent out by postal mail.
  • Although you may not necessarily ask for it, this application packet includes information on the other seminars being offered, so you will have a broad  overview.
  • If you decide to write to us a letter, please also remember to enter www.chaliceofrepose.org in your “safe” list for the purposes of emails.   Do anticipate that you will receive a brief email note from “info” or registrar or a staff person at Chalice saying that your packet has just gone out.

We look forward to hearing from you.    Thank you!

Last updated Tuesday, 23-May-2017