John Michael Boyer (conductor, composer, associate music director) is Protopsáltis (First Cantor) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, Founder and Director of the St. John Koukouzelis Institute of Liturgical Arts, Founder and Artistic Director of Próto. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he now also serves as Adjunct Instructor. Through the Koukouzelis Institute, John teaches both Liturgics and Byzantine Music, focusing on the liturgical and theological context of Greek Orthodox worship texts. His book, Byzantine Chant – The Received Tradition: A Lesson Book, will be released in Fall of 2022. Other forthcoming publications include Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for the Nativity of our Lord, The Resurrectionary, a traditional Anastasimatarion in English, and Byzantine Mysteries, a bilingual Liturgical and musical anthology of Orthodox sacraments. John is currently Protopsáltis at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife, Evangelia, split their time between Portland and Pyrgetós, Greece, with their twin daughters, Mariam and Photeiní.