The Axion Estin Foundation (AEF) is a not-for-profit educational organization with a core mission of promoting Byzantine Music and the Arts. AEF seeks to stimulate appreciation and study of this art form through its unique network of academic, music, arts, and liturgical organizations both here in the United States and Internationally.

We realize our mission through productive collaborations and strong partnerships - generating meaningful academic conferences and unique publications, facilitating the creation of coursework and educational programs at established institutions, supporting research initiatives, and sponsoring inspirational concerts and other public cultural events.

AEF’s goal is to reach out to an increasingly diverse international audience, make the Byzantine traditions more accessible and familiar, and create a community of friends of Byzantine Music and the Arts. This community is open and welcoming, growing and demanding, and most importantly one that does not impose ethnic, religious or language barriers to newcomers