St. Vladimir’s offers second public Byzantine Music course

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 13/1/14

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here is offering its second public continuing education course in Byzantine Music beginning Monday, January 27, and ending Monday, April 7, 2014, in collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY. Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, the highly regarded Protopsaltis of Saint Nicholas Shrine Church, Flushing, NY, who previously served on the faculty of the Music School of Thessaloniki, Greece, will instruct students in chanting the services of Great Lent, as well as the Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgy.

Classes will be held every Monday evening, with the exception of Monday, March 3, and will be divided into two sections: Beginner/Refresher Class, 6:45 pm–7:30 pm, and Regular Class (Beginners welcome), 7:30 pm–8:45 pm. Classes will be conducted in the Greek language, with translation, and will be held in Classroom 307 of the Metropolitan Leonty Education Building on campus. Course materials include original music texts in Byzantine notation and the Greek language.
Resource materials for the course will be available electronically for further study, and students have the option of participation in the Lenten Services at Three Hierarchs Chapel on the seminary’s campus. Students will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

“More than a third of our alumni are in jurisdictions that use Byzantine music,” noted Archpriest Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. “In order to serve the Church and our students preparing for service in these ecclesial settings, we are fortifying our Byzantine music course offerings and chapel music repertoire for the 2013–2014 Academic Year.
To register, call 914–961–8313 x348, or send an e-mail to

A one-time registration/tuition fee of $150.00 payable to Axion Estin Foundation, 10 Mill Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10804, is required to begin the course.