About the Conference

2023 Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference

Announcing the 30th Annual Conference

We are proud to announce that the 30th Annual Russian Orthodox Musicians’ Conference will be held from October 4–8 at Saint Xenia Orthodox Church in Otttawa, Ontario.

This year’s conference theme is The Orthodox Liturgical Aesthetic: Creating Beautiful Services

Conference Schedule


Lodging for the conference is arranged at Brookstreet Hotel and is included in the registration fee. The hotel is about seven minutes from Saint Xenia Russian Orthodox Church. All meals are included. Friday night dinner is on your own – a great opportunity to explore local dining options.

The Synodal Liturgical Music Commission

The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference is sponsored by the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission. The Commission consists of:

  • Very Reverend Andre Papkov, chairman
  • Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky
  • Dr. Irina du Quenoy
  • Peter Fekula
  • Vadim Gan
  • Michelle Ganson
  • Gregory Kotar
  • Vladimir Krassovsky
  • Dr. Kurt Sander
  • Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky
  • George Skok