Nektarios S. Antoniou is the Founding & Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum, as recorded in the Grammy Nominated “A Story of the City: Constantinople-Istanbul” for Dunya Inc & the forthcoming augmented reality gallery series of the MFA in Boston, MA. He has taught Byzantine music at Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, MA for ten years followed by serving as Chair of the Department of Greek Music and Chant at the Conservatory of Northern Greece and the Conservatoire de Thessalonique until his return to the US in order to serve as Principal Cantor at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral of New York for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Nektarios has studied at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Margot Fassler (Medieval Chant), Markus Rathey (History of Music/Musicology) & Professor Leon Platinga (Music Aesthetics). He served as lead editor for music at the Yale Palimpsest Magazine and was a contributing editor for the alternative audio guide of the Yale Art Gallery. He has curated, produced, and presented concerts at Harvard (Fogg Art Museum/Payne Hall/Divinity Chapel), Yale (Dwight/Divinity Chapel), MIT (Kresge & Wong Auditorium/MIT Chapel), Princeton University & Amherst College campus & the Ιconic Pop Up series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the Founding Director of America’s first Academic Women’s Byzantine Choir at Holy Cross School of Theology. He delivered the inaugural Music lecture at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and directed his Schola Cantorum for the Byzantine Soundscapes program. He is the editor and translator of Maestro Dimitri Mitropoulos’ Autograph Notes on the History of Music Morphology with Boston Symphony Orchestra’s President Laureate, Dr. Nicholas Zervas of Harvard.

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