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Registration Opens for Summer Sacred Music Institute, July 10-14

SPECIAL UPDATE: We have just learned that His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH will be with us for the Sacred Music Institute. We are so honored by his wish to attend, and we want to extend registration a little longer since many people will undoubtedly want to see him! Please encourage your fellow chanters, choir members and choir directors to change their plans to include a trip to Antiochian Village in a couple of weeks. We have a wonderful agenda planned that now includes our Father in Christ and Chief Shepherd! (Read the welcome letter from His Eminence)
The new registration deadline is Sunday, June 30. On July 1, registration will close permanently. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lowe, the SMI Coordinator, at



Course Descriptions
Welcome letter from His Eminence

The Department of Sacred Music is thrilled to announce the summer Sacred Music Institute of 2019, "Sacraments and Song," at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Sessions will begin on the evening of July 10, 2019 and end with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on July 14.

This theme offers us the exciting opportunity to learn and practice music for many of the different sacraments offered by our church, including weddings, baptisms, ordinations and Holy Unction. Of course we will also offer our usual sessions on Byzantine chant, conducting, vocal technique and music theory, as well as plenty of time for worship, reflection and building relationships.

To register, please visit the Antiochian Village registration page​ by June 28. The all-inclusive price (lodging, parking, meals, snacks, course instruction and materials) is $656 per person for a single room, $524 for a double, and $496 for a triple.

Please direct questions to Sacred Music Department Chair Paul Jabara, at:​

Youth Music Ministry Applicants: In addition to the application form, all applicants must submit letters of recommendation by their parents and parish priests to Chris Farha by June 10. Applicants will receive an email with scholarship information and a registration code by June 15. In general, first-time attendees will receive a 100% scholarship for the program; second-time attendees will receive a 75% scholarship, and all other attendees, 50%. Transportation and early arrival fees (Tuesday lodging and meals) are at the expense of the attendee. Contact Chris Farha ( for fundraising ideas.