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Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky

Dean of the Seminary & Professor of Sacred Music

Dean Schidlovsky came to Jordanville with an impressive record. His proven talents and far-reaching academic achievements range from college and university level teaching to a wide sphere of international scholarship and publication of his prominent, path-breaking research. In addition, Dean Schidlovsky was the founder and director of the ROCM (Russian Orthodox Church Musicians Fund) in 1982, and he has served as a board member of ROCOR's Fund For Assistance since 1980 and ROCOR's Synodal Liturgical Music Commission since 1982. At HTOS, he has the opportunity to apply his considerable knowledge of administration, which is steeped in a solid understanding of the non-profit sector's numerous challenges.

A life of dedication in service to the Church has won Dean Schidlovsky widespread recognition for his many undertaking including the sacred arts, particularly as applied to the training of today's Orthodox liturgical singers, choral conductors, and musicians.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Williams College
  • M.F.A., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

Teaching Interests

  • Historical Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Early Christian Liturgy in the East and West

Recent Courses

  • Orthodoxy and the Arts
  • Advanced Church Music

Selected Publications

Coming Soon


Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
PO Box 36; Jordanville, NY 13361
1407 Robinson Road, Jordanville, NY 13361

315-858-0945 (Phone)
315-409-1422 (Fax)