The successful recipient must obtain a valid passport for travel to Greece at his own expense, as well as the necessary paperwork needed to enter the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos (details to be provided by Psaltiki). The recipient is also expected to respect all monastery etiquette and rules during their visit.
The recipient is also requested to submit an article about their experiences to be published in the Psaltiki Online Journal.
Submit a 250-word essay describing how the recipient will benefit from the experience.
Greek language: While there is no formal requirement regarding proof of proficiency in Modern Greek, in order for a recipient to make the most of the experience, some ability in conversational Greek is preferred.
Submit, by the application deadline, recordings—either as CD(s) or mp3 file(s)—containing three selections from the applicant's list of repertoire. At least two of the three compositions should be in Greek and the three genera of composition should be represented (i.e. heirmologic, sticheraric, papadic).
Submit a current digital photo of the applicant.
Submit a Resume including a short biographical note of no more than three pages total.
Have two letters of recommendation sent to the address below according to the details on the Application Form.
Upon return from your trip to submit an article about your experiences. The should be prepared to be published in the Psaltiki Online Journal (photos welcome).
Application deadline: 15 October 2012
Announcement of successful recipient: 25 October 2012
Depart from Boston for Thessaloniki, Greece: 25 April 2013
Depart Mount Athos for Thessaloniki: 6 May 2013
Return to US: 7 May 2013
Click here to open the Application Form. Once open, click on the fields and type in the requested information. Electronic submission to psaltiki (at) psaltiki (dot) org is prefered, although a mailing address is also supplied. Sharing a Dropbox or SkyDrive Folder can simplify things.
If you do choose to mail the application materials please send us an email to inform us you have done so.
Best of luck!
Selection Process and Philosophy
The selection process is made by the Psaltiki Board members and outside referees chosen by Psaltiki, Inc.; every decision is final.
All submitted materials are considered and decision is made regarding the applicant who would most benefit from the Holy Week on Mount Athos experience.
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