SBM to present Regional Music Conference & Workshop in Washington, DC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC will host a Regional Music Conference & Workshop presented by the School of Byzantine Music on October 14, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. There is no fee to participate in this SBM Conference. Participants are required to register for this SBM Conference.


The Conference Program aims to inspire participants to learn more about our ecclesiastical music tradition and to engage individuals to be more active in their respective music ministries.

To accomplish these aims, the Conference Program will provide an introductory-level overview of the Psaltic Art (more commonly known as Byzantine Chant). It will also feature a workshop series where participants will learn to chant selected hymns of Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy in a choral manner.

Georgios Theodoridis, SBM Director, and Fr. Panayiotis Steele, SBM Instructor, are the two expert presenters who will also provide instruction to conference participants. You can read more about the presenters here:

All registered participants are also invited to chant in the choir at live services on October 14th and 15th held at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC.

The School of Byzantine Music is funded in part by the generous support of Leadership 100.


School of Byzantine Music: Registration open now through August 15th

The School of Byzantine Music is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the Fall Term 2023. Registration is open now until August 15th. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of September 3rd and end the week of November 19th.

Please click the link to register

The School of Byzantine Music offers classes in the context of three terms: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each term is scheduled for 12 weeks in duration. Prospective students may apply during the registration period.

Since reopening the school in 2022, there has been a significant increase in student enrollment, expansion of qualified faculty, and a robust demand throughout the United States for the opportunity to learn the traditional ecclesiastical music of the Orthodox Church.

The School of Byzantine Music aims to educate and develop competent cantors in the Psaltic Art. It uses a virtual learning platform that improves access to high quality education in the Psaltic Art to students throughout the United States.

The school is funded in part by the generous support of Leadership 100.