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About Yphos Music

YPHOS (ύφος) — [pronounced EE-fōs] — translates loosely from Greek as “style”, but in the Byzantine Chant tradition it carries a much deeper meaning and significance. Yphos suggests a deep reverence for oral tradition, learning from practitioners of past generations, and participating in something larger than oneself. Yphos does not exist in isolation; it draws its power from community and shared experience.

YPHOS Voice Studio was created to support the unique needs of chanters, ensemble singers, and liturgical musicians. Get the tools you need to expand your musical vocabulary and sing more confidently in your church choir, community group, or school ensemble. In addition to the fundamentals of healthy singing, we address issues of blend, diction, sight reading, and the etiquette of singing in groups.

Discover how to draw upon your own artistry and musicianship as you are guided by the vision of your director or clergy. Learn the art of collaboration, the tricks of the trade, the questions to ask, and how to advocate for your own vocal health while still being a team player.

Photini has been singing in choirs her whole life and has worked as a professional ensemble singer for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginning student, a seasoned professional, or anywhere in between, she can help you refine your skills to better serve your parish or ensemble.