The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation Ministry is proud to introduce the recipients of the 2023 Frank Desby and Xenia Anton Desby Memorial Church Music Scholarship.

2023 cm scholarship recipients
  • Matthew Carrol – Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Perry Gadinas – Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA
  • Klara Kukumi – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ
  • Stephanie Nash – Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Reno, NV
  • Sylva Robinson – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Lancaster, CA
  • Anna Virsik – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont, CA
  • Anthony Vrondissis – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, San Francisco, CA

Congratulations to each of these fine awardees!

This scholarship fund has been established in honor of Xenia Anton Desby, gifted organist and church musician and her husband, renowned Byzantine music scholar and composer Frank Desby, for their inspiration and contribution to the music ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist and encourage the musical development and training of Greek Orthodox musicians to equip the recipients to serve or continue to serve the music ministry of the Greek Orthodox Church.

For more information please visit the Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Ministry website.