2013 National Forum Meeting Participants
Each year, the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians holds an Annual Meeting of its Coordinating Committee, consisting of representatives from each of the eight Metropolis Church Music Federations. On a Clergy-Laity year, the Annual Meeting is held inconjunction with the Clergy-Laity Congress wherever the Congress is held. In other years, the Annual Meeting is held in one of the Metropolises.
Each Metropolis Church Music Federation designates five of its members as its delegation to attend and vote. Other National Forum stewards are always welcome to attend the Annual Meeting and participate in the discussions and activities.
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians was held in Charlotte, NC, July 11th - 13th.
National Forum meetings feature great discussion and planning about contemporary church music topics - choir improvement, involving youth in church music, chanter development, and assistance to parishes in developing church music as a ministry. Participants will leave with a richer and broader knowledge of church music ideas, activities, and resources available through our Archdiocese.
All church musicians are invited to participate in the Forum's Annual Meetings - they are wonderful opportunities to be with church musicians from all across the US and to take part in discussions about Forum initiatives in choir director training, youth, use of English, Byzantine Chant, among others.