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Early Bird Registration for Sacred Music Institute Extended

Read Metropolitan JOSEPH'S full letter.

Sacred Music Institute Registration

Youth Music Ministry Registration

Early bird registration for the SMI has been extended to June 8, when the price will increase by $50.00. Make your reservations now for the Sacred Music Institute and Youth Music Ministry, July 11–15, 2018 at the Antiochian Village!

The theme is "Music as Vocation: Looking Inward Through Orthodox Hymnography," and the Keynote Speaker is His Grace Bishop ANTHONY, Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest.

Metropolitan JOSEPH writes: "One of the most important of these [summer] gatherings is the Summer Sacred Music Institute from July 11–15, 2018 at the Antiochian Village under the direction of our Chairman of the Department of Sacred Music, Mr. Paul Jabara. This year the Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Thanks be to God we have made great progress over the past 50 years in our liturgical music, making full use of the great talent we have in the Archdiocese." His Eminence has mandated that every parish send one person (preferably the choir director) to the Institute.

Come learn more about Byzantine chant and notation, choral conducting, vocal production and technique, and music theory. Fellowship, food and fun are part of the experience too!

Limited Adult Scholarships and Teen Scholarships are available. The application deadline is June 3.  For more general information please contact Department Chair Paul Jabara at

Metropolitan JOSEPH'S letter for 2018 SMI (PDF)804.38 KB