AEF relies heavily on our Board of Advisors to provide expert evaluation of on-going projects and on the strategic planning of future activities. The Board of Advisors meets in person annually in New York City and virtually as needed.

Annual meetings have been realized so far at the Department of Music of the Graduate Center (2011), the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College (2012), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013).


Susan Boynton
Professor of Music, Historical Musicology,
Chair, Department of Music
Columbia University


Helen Evans, Ph.D.
Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art The
Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Christos Ioannides, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Queens College
The City University of New York


Peter Jeffery, Ph.D.
Michael P. Grace II Professor of Medieval Studies,
University of Notre Dame
Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus at
Princeton University


Nicholas Maliaras, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Music Studies
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece





Advisor Emeritus

Stephen Blum, Ph.D.
Professor in Ethnomusicology at the Music Department
The Graduate School and University Center
The City University of New York


Angelo Lampousis
Executive Director
Axion Estin Foundation


Maria Dikeakos
President of the Board of Directors
Axion Estin Foundation