The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation Ministry announces the 2020 Frank and Xenia Anton Desby Scholarships for Metropolis church musicians. A total of eight (8) scholarship awards of up to $500 each for candidates desiring to study singing, chanting, conducting, and continuing education in our Orthodox musical tradition.

Understanding that our parishes and individual church musicians may be facing significant financial strain in the wake of the current pandemic, the Metropolis Church Music Federation Ministry has been working to create ways to support and sustain church music in this extraordinary year, even as our choirs and larger chant groups must be limited in their participation in worship services.

As our musicians prepare to return to serve their parishes, the Church Music Ministry wants to make it possible for church musicians to be able to strengthen their skills and understanding by obtaining education and training in singing, chanting, and conducting in our musical tradition by offering them the opportunity to apply for the necessary funds to get the training and assistance they need at this time.

Please refer to the Scholarship Guidelines, Application Form, and Recommendation Form also posted at Deadline: August 15, 2020. For more information, please email