Artist in residence program

The AEF in collaboration with the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of Flushing, New York initiated a residency program starting in September 2012.

Eleftherios Eleftheriadis is the inaugural AEF Artist in Residence. He is the Byzantine Chant Instructor at the William Spyropoulos School of Flushing, New York, and Protopsaltes of Saint Nicholas Shrine Church of Flushing, New York. Eleftherios has performed before sold-out audiences at the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall and the Proshansky Auditorium in New York City.

He has also performed at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation Museum at Hastings-on- Hudson, NY, and at ArtsWestchester. He was featured as the soloist of a Byzantine and Latin Chant concert in association with Columbia University Professor Susan Boynton and Professor Eric Rice of the University of Connecticut.

In the fall semester 2013 he offered for the first time a Byzantine Chant course for the general public at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY.