“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord”

Under the patronage of His Eminence, Metropolitan Basilios…The Antiochian Byzantine Music School is a music school that belongs to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia aiming to teach the art of Byzantine Music.

The School’s mission…

…is to educate chanters of the Orthodox church in the art of byzantine ecclesiastical music. The school’s main objective is to produce chanters that can independently read byzantine music notations and chant during church services.

The school is managed by a committee of nominated chanters of the church.

See below to learn more or Apply (NB Upfront & refundable payment is required, followed by an Assessment for suitability):


3 years, each year consisting of 2 terms. The term dates are determined by the state’s secular school/university system. A slight variation in breaks may be applied to the school terms to suit the church calendar.

NSW Calendar 2021

ApplicationsMar 22Apr 4
AssessmentApr 05Apr 23
Paschal BreakApr 26May 7
Term 1May 10Jun 25
BreakJun 28Jul 9
Term 2Jul 12Sep 17
BreakSep 20Oct 1
Term 3Oct 04Dec 17
End of Year BreakDec 172022


Classes are held on MONDAY NIGHTS, and will start at 7:00 pm and typically finish at 9 pm with a short break. This may be adjusted slightly by the teacher as necessary depending on the content delivery.

Face to face classes will held at the Antiochian Youth Centre, Punchbowl NSW, with the aspiration to grow interstate in the future.

Prior to the commencement of each year, new applicants will be assessed based on their current Byzantine Music knowledge and allocated to the most relevant year. Admission is open for students aged 16 – 50 years old.

Students will need to attend at least 80% of the class sessions. At the end of each year, the student’s knowledge will be assessed based on the contents of the year.

Successful students will be able to move on to the next level. Upon successful completion of the 3-year course, students will be eligible to graduate.

To register, click here.

An annual fee of $150 is to be paid at the start of each year. The fee will cover all required materials such as learning materials, CDs, etc.

For more information and enquiries, please contact

Mr. Lucien Yaacoub

📞 Mobile 0459836056

📧 Email: lyaacoub@antiochian.org.au