Westminster Choir College: Faculty Receive Layoff Notices

Here is very sad news:

Westminster Choir College faculty members received layoff notices from Rider University via email yesterday. All of the professors at the world-renowned school will be laid off as of Aug. 3.

Chant specialist Fr. Gerard Farrell OSB, monk of Saint John’s Abbey, taught at Westminster 1976-1999, and in his later years he also taught chant summer courses in the MA in Liturgical Music at St. John’s School of Theology.

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  1. As the linked article implies, this may be a stratagem in a larger controversy about the college having a separate campus in Princeton and the university’s desire to consolidate. As with most things in life, it all comes back to money 🙁

    If the college really is ceasing operation, I’d like to know what has been communicated to the students.

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