Two Orthodox Liturgical Music Conferences Approaching in October , 2014 Plan Now!

Forefeast of the Procession of the Precious and Life-giving Cross of the Lord.

There are two Orthodox Liturgical singing seminars coming up so make your plans early.  The first listed will be held in the NW and the singing will be in English.  The second will be held in California with most of the music in Church Slavonic the second will have more   instructors available.  Both are wonderful opportunities!

Pacific Northwest Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Singing Seminar, hosted by the Annunciation Orthodox Church in Milwaukie, Oregon,  all Orthodox singers are invited!


The Church of the Annunciation, Milwaukie, OR, October 11, 2014.
Dear Church Musicians,
You all are invited to join us for the the interactive, full-day seminar/workshop, that will focus on the actualization of music in Orthodox Christian worship so as to “enable a comprehensive and elevated liturgical experience through insightful and skilled leadership and participation.”
Topics will include vocal technique, choral leadership, musical and liturgical structural analysis, and learning to distinguish between meaningful imperative and sacred music cliché.
You can see the schedule/registration form here:
Facebook:  “Pacific Northwest Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Singing Seminar”
Please, register early and spread the word!
Any questions? Contact:
Irena Burkett,
Church of the Annunciation,
Milwaukie OR


23rd Russian Orthodox Musicians Conference  (fb)Oct 8-12, 2014 in Santa Rosa, CA..



The 23rd Russian Orthodox Church Musician’s Conference will be hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Church in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA, from October 8th to 12th, 2014.

Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor

This year marks the 23rd ROCM Conference, which will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, California, and hosted by the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church parish. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Sonoma Wine Country, located in Rohnert Park, CA. The 2004 Conference was also held in Santa Rosa, and was a great success.

This year our conference theme is Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor. The focus will be on increasing the skill, knowledge, artistic sensitivity, and prayerful execution of church singing as well as the role of the conductor in building fluidity of harmony, nuances, and choral blend. The faculty includes guest conductors and lecturers with a range of expertise. Speakers will be announced soon!

Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive hierarchical services. Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people, and expand their liturgical repertoire. Conference presentations and discussions will be conducted in both English and Russian, with simultaneous translations provided as needed.

His Grace, The Right Reverend Theodosy, Bishop of Seattle (Vicar Bishop of the Western American Diocese) will be serving the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy. The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy will be held at:

Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

An “early bird” discount is available through July 1st ($50 off full registration, double occupancy).

More information here.” From Website”

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