Fr. James-Peter Trares portrait

Fr. James-Peter Trares

Adjunct Professor and Chaplain
JRC 147
(651) 962-5324
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Fr. James-Peter Trares serves at the University of St. Thomas as an Adjunct Professor of Theology as well as an Associate Chaplain in the Center for Campus Ministry. A priest and friar in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), Province of St. Albert the Great, he holds the degrees of Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis, Missouri. His master's thesis is entitled, "Baptismal Excellence: The Consecrated Religious as Model Prophet, Priest, and King." Prior to becoming a Dominican, Fr. James-Peter received a Bachelor of Music in Liturgical Music from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a liturgical musician, he has been involved in various aspects of sacred liturgical music, including planning, education and formation, accompaniment, choral directing, and composition.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 357 - 01 Sacred Music:Cath Heritage M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510


BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

43164 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:


James M. Trares

Music both expresses and shapes religious experience. This course explores the practice and theory of music-making in Catholic worship and devotion. Special emphasis will be given to the study of Gregorian chant as foundational for Roman Rite worship music, the historical development of other forms of Catholic church music, and contemporary issues of music, culture and spirituality. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location