The International Center for Ward Method Studies exists to promote the teaching and preservation of Gregorian Chant according to the principles and techniques of Dom André Mocquereau and to advance the teaching of the Ward Method of Music Instruction for Catholic Schools in the United States and internationally.

Summer Program

Courses in Gregorian Chant and Ward Method Pedagogy

will be offered the week of

June 24 - June 28, 2024

for more information please
follow the Summer Program link below 


  • child writing notes

    The Ward Method

    The Ward Method of Music Instruction is classical pedagogy for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. It is unique in that it is a progressive program of music instruction encompassing modern music theory as well as Gregorian chant.

    Learn More
  • castle

    The Solesmes Method

    The Ward Method follows the Solesmes Method as it “realizes and puts into execution the Platonic definition of rhythm as "Order in movement," and that of Saint Augustine: "Rhythm is the science of beautiful movements.”

    Learn More
  • group photo

    Summer Program

    Ward Courses are offered each summer on a rotational basis.  Courses may be taken for three graduate credits or as a non-credit workshop course. 

    Learn More
  • ward hall sign

    Courses of Study

    Four courses in Ward Method pedagogy and three courses in Gregorian chant are offered through the Center on a rotational basis.

    Learn More
  • bell tower

    International Centers

    The Ward Method of Music Instruction has been used throughout the world.  The International Center for Ward Method Studies continues to promote the work of these international centers.

    Learn More