Program of Ecclesiastical Music and Chanting – Program of Studies

Program of Ecclesiastical Music and Chanting – Program of Studies

1st Semester
2nd Semester
3th Semester
4th Semester
5th Semester
6th Semester
7th Semester
8th Semester

Semester: 1

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y11Ancient Greek I (common)YES45
Y12Christian Literature I (common)YES45
Y13Introduction to the Byzantine MusicologyYES34
Y14Introduction to the Byzantine Hymnography: psalmos, hypopsalma, antiphonYES23
Y15The Eirmologion: the multi- stanzas canons (Eirmologion Genos)YES23
Y16Theory and Praxis I: Eirmologion - Prologario, syntomo melos (T, P)YES34
Y17Foreign LanguageYES2
E11Analytical Byzantine Notation I (C)NO34
E12Orthophonia - PhonetikiNO22
E13The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchate Music SchoolsNO22

Semester: 2

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y21Ancient Greek II (common)YES45
Y22Interpretation of Liturgical Passages from The New Testament (common)YES44
Y23Theological and Cosmological Interpretation of Genesis, and Interpretation of Liturgical Passages From the Old Testament (common)YES44
Y24Introductive Reading of Papadiki Pre-theory or Chanting ArtYES24
Y25Introduction to Ethnomusicology: The Greek Folk musicYES23
Y26Theory and Praxis I: Eirmologion - Prologarion, syntomo melos (T, P)YES34
Y27Foreign LanguageYES2
E21Analytical Byzantine Notation II(C)NO34
E22Ancient Greek and Byzantine MusicNO22
E23The Echoi: Martyries and Apechemata, Byzantine and Post ByzantineNO22

Semester: 3

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y31History of Christian Worship (common)YES45
Y32History of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Chanting Art IYES34
Y33Byzantine Notation and Paleography: Origin- Development- InterpretationYES34
Y34The Sticherarion: the one-stanza Idiomela (Sticherarion Genos)YES23
Y35Theory and Praxis III: Anastasimatarion (T,P)YES34
Y36Church and Folk Music of BalkansYES34
Y37Foreign LanguageYES2
E31Analytical Byzantine Notation III (C)NO34
E32Instrumentation - use of Instruments: String Instruments I: (Tambouras, Kanonaki, Outi, Lute) (1T, 1P)NO22
E33Selections from the Octaechia of AnastasimatarionNO22

Semester: 4

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y41Introduction to ComputersYES44
Y42Christian Literature II (common)YES44
Y43History of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Chanting Art IIYES34
Y44The reformation of the three Teachers in 1814: New Method of Analytical NotationYES34
Y45Theory and Praxis IV: Doxastarion (T,P)YES34
Y46Introduction to Western MusicologyYES22
Y47Theory and Solfez of European MusicYES22
Y48Foreign LanguageYES3
E41Analytical Byzantine Notation IV (C)NO34
E42Instrumentation - use of Instruments String Instruments II: (Tambouras, Kanonaki, Outi, Lute) (2T, 2P)NO22
E43Mainland and Island musical traditionNO22

Semester: 5

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y51Typikon of Orthodox Worship (common)YES45
Y52Byzantine secular and newest urban musicYES33
Y53The Psalms in the Byzantine melopoiia (Papadiko Genos)YES34
Y54Melopoiia and Morphology of the Byzantine MusicYES45
Y55Theory and Praxis V: Doxologies – Polyeleoi (T, P)YES34
Y56Harmony and Counterpoint of the European MusicYES33
E51Chronographically review of the Byzantine Music (C)NO23
E52Instrumentation - use of instruments Wind Instruments (Nay, Flute, Clarinet) (3T, 3P)NO22
E53Constantinopolitan, Thracian and Minor Asian musical traditionNO22

Semester: 6

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y61Hagiology (common)YES33
Y62Hymnology and Hymnography (common)YES33
Y63Teletourgiki (common)YES44
Y64Aesthetics of the Orthodox Christian Art (common)YES33
Y65Theory and Praxis VI: Cherouvika- Koinonika (T, P)YES45
Y66Transcription – Record of Byzantine and European MusicYES45
Y67Ekphonetic Notation and PraxisYES33
E61Folk Music from Epirus region (C)NO22
E62Contemporary Melopoiia – Contemporary MelourgoiNO22
E63Hymns of the Akathist Hymn and of TriodionNO22

Semester: 7

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y71Dogmatic Teaching of the Orthodox Church I (common)YES44
Y72The Geni and kinds of the Byzantine Chanting MusicYES33
Y73Theory and Praxis VII: Mathematarion, Octaecha Mathemata (T, P)YES33
Y74Teaching and Conducting I: The Byzantine Chorus of CantorsYES33
Y75Informatics and MusicYES33
Y76Byzantine Music and Arab- Persian Music: Echoi and MakamiaYES44
E71Methodology of the musicological research I: Catalogue-writing of the music manuscripts (C)NO33
E72Practical Psaltology (repertories, chants selection, eutaxia)NO22
E73Great Week HymnsNO22

Semester: 8

ΚωδικόςΤίτλοςΥποχρεωτικόΏρες ΔιδασκαλίαςΔιδακτικές Μονάδες
Y81Analysis of liturgical and hymnal texts YES44
Y82Ecclesiastical Ceremonial (common)YES22
Y83Dogmatic Teaching of the Orthodox Church IIYES44
Y84Rhythmic Geni and the chronicle conduct of the Chanting ArtYES33
Y85Theory and Praxis VIII: Kratematarion, Kratemata (T,P)YES22
Y86Teaching and Conducting II: Mixed Choir and InstrumentalistsYES22
Y87Hyphology - Aesthetics: Expression of the Byzantine MelosYES22
Y88Diploma ThesisYES10
E81Methodology of the musicological research II: Knowledge and use of Bibliography (C)NO23
E82Chanting in the Sacraments of the Orthodox ChurchNO33
E83Hymns of Pascha- PendicostarionNO33


  1. The students attend, in every semester, necessarily two (2) elective subjects. One of these elective subjects is considered compulsory.
  2. The weekly program of studies includes compulsory attendance of three-hour holy services without credits. During these services, all in use or no use holy liturgies are performed in an exemplary way and tutorial form. The students have compulsory participation in the cantors’ chorus during the performance of the holy services.
  3. The foreign language may be optional English, French, or German. Examinations in the language are compulsory and the moving up result is considered preliminary for the degree obtaining, without being counted to the total grade and without credits, too.
  4. The total of credits for every semester is summed up to thirty (30).
  5. The students participate in the Choir of the Program and in every choral activity inside and outside the Academy.
  6. To every elective subject, if it is not regulated otherwise, two (2) credits correspond respectively.
  7. In order to be a graduate, every student of the Ecclesiastical Music and Chanting Program is required to get two hundred and forty (240) credits.
  8. The treatise of the H’ Semester of Studies is chosen by the students among the suggested topics by the tutors at the end of the G’ Semester of Studies and is worked out under the appointed advisor’s supervision. The treatise submission begins from the first days of May of the H’ Semester of Studies, regardless of the successful completion of all Program of Studies courses, and it is presented to be approved after the supervisor’s relevant suggestion and successful support, in the presence of the Academic Council.
  9. The students have no right to an exemption of attending the Foreign Language courses (English) for all four (4) Semesters.