Fourth Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Practical (Vocal and Psycho-Acoustic) Matters of the Chromatic Genus

Date: Nov 12, 2016 Time: 9:30 AM–10:15 AM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

Dr. Nick Giannoukakis, Protopsaltis of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA, leads a discussion of the chromatic genus.

About the Speaker

Nick Giannoukakis, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Nick Giannoukakis is Protopsaltis of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed the Royal Diploma Program in piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and holds a certificate and diploma in Byzantine Music from the Musical Conservatory of Attica in Athens. He received personal training from well-known cantors Constantinos Lagouros (Canada), Georgios Syrkas (Greece), and Manolis Hatzimarkos (Greece).

Dr. Giannoukakis directs the School of Byzantine Music and the Byzantine Choir of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, the oldest choir of its kind in continuous existence in the United States. Since its founding in 1998, the choir has performed at universities and in parishes across the country and is the first Byzantine choir to perform on a national television network (CBN). His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos honored him with the distinction of Protopsaltis of the Pittsburgh Diocese (now Metropolis of Pittsburgh) in 1998. Dr. Giannoukakis appears in two who’s who of cantors (Phillipos Oikonomou and Takis Kalogeropoulos) and in the Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia.