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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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 


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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Announcing the 2021 Frank Desby and Xenia Anton Desby Memorial Church Music Scholarship Recipients

The Ministry is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Frank Desby and Xenia Anton Desby Memorial Church Scholarship. This year, the Metropolis Music Ministry Federation offered three (3) scholarships of up to $500 each to these candidates interested in furthering their education to support their involvement in parish music ministry.

This year’s applications were carefully reviewed by a committee of professionally trained musicians, who ultimately awarded scholarships to these three fine applicants, whose ages range between 20 to 39 years old and who represent parishes from three vicarates of our Metropolis. We applaud them for their enthusiasm and dedication in striving to not only improve their personal musical knowledge, but to deepen their faith and commitment to participate in worship that focuses on the rich hymnology of our faith.

Nicholas Dudler
Nicholas Dudler St. Demetrios and Assumption - Seattle, WA
George Miller
George Miller Assumption - Scottsdale, AZ
Ross Ritterman
Ross RittermanHoly Cross - Belmont, CA

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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