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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.

We offer a wide range of resources to parishes and individual church musicians and keep in touch with them through our newsletter, website, e-mail updates, and virtual Plenary Information and Planning Meetings.

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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 and youth. We offer guidance in many areas to include:

  • Offering local one and two-day Church Music Institutes (CMIs) and workshops to train church musicians close to home.

  • Providing parishes with one-on-one assistance with their music program needs

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

  • Awarding music scholarships to qualified church musicians who wish to expand their skill and knowledge to serve within the program of a local parish.

  • Providing music for special Metropolis and regional functions.

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

“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

SPECIAL CHURCH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2022

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation Ministry is pleased to once again offer eight (8) FRANK DESBY and XENIA ANTON DESBY MEMORIAL CHURCH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS of up to $500 each for qualified Metropolis church musicians in 2022.

As parishes continue to move forward in the renewal of their church music programs, our goal is to assist church musicians who wish to strengthen their musical skill and understanding by obtaining education and training in singing, chanting, and conducting with qualified professional instructors in order that they may continue to serve their Greek Orthodox parishes..

Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2022 with a deadline of August 1, 2022.  Guidelines and Application Forms are available on our ministry website.

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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