Michalis Stroumpakis works as Assistant Professor at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Herakleion in Crete. He studied Byzantine music with Archon Protopsaltes of the Archdiocese of Constantinople L. Angelopoulos (1992) and Theology at the University of Athens (1993). Stroumpakis got his Master degree in Church History (2001) and his PhD in Byzantine Musicology (2007). He plays the ney (reed flute), and is the first chanter at the Church of St. George (Neos Kosmos) in Heraklion.
Research interest is focused on history of music, hymnology and palaiography (see also the two books: Hieremias I, Patriarch of Constantinople, His life and work, Fanarion Ed. 2004, and Nikolaos Dochearites, His contribution to the psaltic art, dissertation, forthcoming).
Stroumpakis is also a fellow worker at MOXE (Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia) and since 2011 he has been a member of ISOCM (International Society of Orthodox Church Music).
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