Richard Barrett is protopsaltis and choir director at Holy Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA. He has studied Byzantine chant with Dr. Ioannis Arvanitis, Dr. Grammenos Karanos, and John Michael Boyer. He holds a performer’s certificate in Byzantine music from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and sings regularly with professional vocal ensembles such as Cappella Romana and Psaltikon. He has served as an invited clinician, speaker, and singer at Orthodox churches and sacred music conferences throughout the country. Since 2016 he has served as Chant Liaison to the Executive Board of the Metropolis of Boston Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians. Richard is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the The Saint John of Damascus Society, and also the Executive Director of AGES Initiatives. He lives in Boston with his wife and their two children.