WELCOME to the home page of the Church Musicians of the Archdiocesan District!
This is the home page of the Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians of the Direct Archdiocesan District. The Federation is comprised of senior and youth choir members and directors, organists and all who chant within the Archdiocesan District.
The purpose of our Federation is to bring together all the church musicians of the Federation in order to encourage communication and fellowship among its members, to promote and encourage the study, development, publication and performance of Greek Orthodox sacred music, to foster a high standard of singing and choral music among the choirs in the Federation, to provide lectures, workshops and conferences of Greek Orthodox church music and any other aspect of music needed to improve the musical education of the Federation members, to promote the development of choir directors, organists, singers and chanters, and to provide spiritual uplifting for the faithful during the Divine Liturgy and any other Greek Orthodox service in which we may serve.
’Lord, bless our music that it may glorify Your Name.
May using it to serve You always be our aim.’
2023 Vasilopita Council Meeting
Join us for our Vasilopita Council Meeting Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm. St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, Greenlawn NY. Discussion concering our grants, logo, and 28th Annual Church Music Conference.
Conference Rehearsals & Registration Deadline
Rehearsal Schedule: Saturday October 15th, 9AM-12 Noon, Holy Trinity GOC, Bridgeport, CT Sunday October 23rd, 2-5PM, St. Paraskevi GOC, Greenlawn, LI It is very important that we receive your Conference Registration no later than the October 15th deadline, so that both the Archdiocesan Cathedral and the Federation may be able to plan appropriately.
37th Annual Church Music Conference October 28-30, 2022
Our 37th Annual Church Music Conference will be held Friday - Sunday, October 28 - 30, 2022 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City, commemorating the Centennial of the Archdiocese.This will be an exciting Conference with Kristen Bruskas directing our Conference Choir, featuring the Divine Liturgy by Dr. Theodore Bogdanos and the Doxology by Dawn Helene, and a Church Music Institute conducted by GRAMMY®-nominated conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan! In addition to our Annual Meeting, rehearsals, awards & recognition, there will be a Dinner Dance on Saturday night 10/29, hosted by DJ Bobby Karounos! Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal on September 17th, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, from 2-5PM. A full rehearsal schedule is forthcoming.
June 25th Council Meeting and centennial Divine Liturgy Rehearsal
On Saturday June 25, 2022 we had our June council meeting, followed by rehearsal for the historic centennial Divine Liturgy on Sunday July 3rd.