What is the National Forum?

Church Musicians  

The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians is the Archdiocesan ministry responsible for liturgical music activities and the development, support, and recognition of church musicians. Chartered in 1976 as an official auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the National Forum serves as the liaison among local church musicians, metropolis church music federations, and the Archdiocese. It also serves as the gathering place for church musicians to discuss issues related to liturgical music and to formulate needed responses.

The National Forum has four major areas of focus:

  • Support for CHOIRS, providing resources and activities to improve the quality of choirs and the availability of choral music in the church
  • Support for CHANTERS and the preservation of BYZANTINE CHANT
  • Support for YOUTH CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAMS, including hymnology and junior choirs
  • Support for CLERGY, including parish music ministries, and support for clergy


What’s New!


The Archdiocese of America has once again set aside the first Sunday in October to honor Church Musicians from throughout the Archdiocese!

The National Forum has mailed custom-designed posters to each parish to be displayed in honor of our choir members and psaltai. This year's poster features David, the Prophet and King, who wrote the Psalms that are used extensively during our divine services.

Also included in the mailing are materials and ideas to honor your church musicians on this very special Sunday!

Click here for additional Church Music Sunday Resources »

2015 National Forum Annual Meeting
took place in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 9 to 11, 2015


Chairman's Annual Report for 2015 »

Annual Meeting Flyer, Schedule and Registration Form »

Youth Music Network

Click here to download the first issue of our new Youth Music Newsletter! »

The 2015 Liturgical Guidebook can now be ordered through the Orthodox Marketplace!

Click here for the press release and ordering instructions

Order your copy online directly from the Archdiocese's Orthodox Market Place http://www.orthodoxmarketplace.com/liturgical-music/2015-liturgical-guide-book.html

You can also order the Guidebook through the mail. 2015 Liturgical Guidebook Mail-in Order Form


Christ Is Risen English Translation Resources and Recordings »

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Recent Page Updates

09/24/2015 - National Church Music Sunday information added »

Church Music Sunday
09/08/2015 - 2015 National Church Music Sunday Poster Added »

Metropolis Church Music Federations
08/31/2015 - Updated 2015 Metropolis Conference Dates and Information »

06/02/2015 - Annual Meeting information added »

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