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Panayotis League

Instructor of Modern Greek Studies and Music


BAHellenic College
MABoston University
PhD (candidate), Harvard University


Panayotis F. League is among the forefront of his generation’s scholars of traditional Greek music. A Doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University, Mr. League is conducting research on the consolidation and expression of ethnic identity through music and dance in Greece and in Greek Diaspora communities throughout the United States. His research interests include links between the modal practices of Byzantine liturgical music and the folk musics of the Aegean; tradition and contemporary means of music education in rural Greece; musical archaeology on the island of Kalymnos; music and musicians in the writings of Stratis Myrivilis; performance studies; and oral poetry in the Dodecanese Islands and Crete. At Hellenic College, Mr. League teaches a wide range of courses on Modern Greek language and culture, and is an instructor at the Kallinikeion Intensive Modern Greek Program.

Mr. League has presented seminars, workshops, master-classes, and concerts of traditional Greek and Irish music at such institutions as Harvard University, Boston University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of North Florida, Georgia Southern University, Warren-Wilson College, George Mason University, Indiana University, the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), George Washington University, and Hellenic College, and is on faculty at a number of prestigious music institutes, such as the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Zoukfest International Bouzouki Festival, and the Swannanoa Gathering. He has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., New York’s Town Hall, the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, the Museum of Popular Instruments in Athens, the Park Theatre in Thessaloniki, and the Famagusta International Arts Festival in Cyprus.



  • Beginning Modern Greek I & II

  • Intermediate Modern Greek I & II

  • Conversational Greek I & II

  • Greek Music Ensemble

  • Survey of Traditional Greek Music



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Telephone: 617.850.1544