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WHO WE ARE

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation Ministry is comprised of church musicians who serve in all capacities – adult choir singers, youth choir singers, directors, chanters, composers, organists, hierarchs and clergy.

With nearly 1,000 active adult and youth choir members in our Metropolis, we stay in touch with our members through our Regional Ambassadors, local Church Music Institutes, Metropolis wide conferences, our website, and regular e-mail news.

WHAT WE DO

We are dedicated to providing the best possible resources to our parishes to help them establish and sustain music programs for adults, youth, and chanters. We offer guidance in many areas to include:

  • Holding annual Conferences for worship, singing, education and fellowship.

  • Offering local Church Music Institutes (CMIs) to train church musicians.

  • Posting a variety of resources for music education, choir, chant, and youth music on our website.

  • Organizing choirs and youth choirs for special Metropolis and regional functions.

  • Promoting quality music of the Orthodox Church for adults and youth.

  • Providing information, resources and support to individuals and to parishes.

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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”  Colossians 3:16   

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Ministry Chair
Kay Harkins

Spiritual Advisor
Fr. Michael Pallad

Senior Music Minister
Tikey Zes

Church Music Development Team Leader
Christopher Hondros

Events Team Co-Leaders
Liz Levy and Athena Anastos,

Ways and Means Team Leader
Sarah Gyurkovitz

Communications and Outreach Team Leader
Kiki Kyriakakis

Records and Archives Team Leader
Margarita Jakovas

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SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

Announcing the 2021 Frank Desby and Xenia Anton Desby Memorial Church Music Scholarships

This scholarship fund has been established in the honor of Xenia Anton Desby, gifted organist and church musician and her husband, renowned Byzantine music scholar and composer Frank Desby, for their inspiration and contribution to the music ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist and encourage the musical development and training of Greek Orthodox musicians to equip the recipients to serve or continue to serve the music ministry of the Greek Orthodox Church.

SCHOLARSHIPS will be considered for the following:

  • Voice (Choral or Chant)
  • Keyboard
  • Conducting
  • Composition
  • Continuing Education/Professional Development

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

  • Eight (8) awards of up to $500 each.
  • Scholarships will be available for students for musical training at all levels.

Singing praises to God – from the choir loft, chanter stand, congregation, or altar — is truly a blessed ministry!  We thank the Lord for allowing us to serve Him as church musicians, and we pray for His help to carry out our ministry.

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