Ptychion in French Literature, National Kapodistrian University of Athens; Ptychion of Classical Guitar, National Conservatory; Diploma of Classical Singing, Kodaly Conservatory; Postgraduate Diploma in Early Music (Lute/Voice), Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Master MMus in Historic and Systematic Musicology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
Effi Minakoulis has been teaching Music History and Music Appreciation at ACG since 1998. She currently also teaches Musical Theater Performance Skills, Issues in Performance, Music in the Community and Applied Singing. She is the Music Director the ACG Community Choir.
As a lute player she has collaborated with most a Greek orchestra and has participated in the performance and the recordings of Handel’s “Oreste”, “Arianna in Creta” “Tamerlano” (Echo Klassic Award for best recording of 18th c Opera ) and “Giulio Cesare” for the German company MDG.
As a singer she is active promoting the vocal music of the 16th and 17th as well as an Oratorio singer. She has recorded a CD entitled “Nativita di Christo” in collaboration with the Music Department of the American College of Greece and a CD entitled “Lovely Echoes” in collaboration with SPIZA. In 2018 she recorded a CD of 17th century Italian vocal music entitled Vita Segreta Musica Segreta for the recording company FM Records with the ensemble Canto Soave of which she is a founding member.
Particularly active as an educator, she has taught classical guitar, lute and singing in various conservatoires. She has collaborated with the Megaron Athens Concert Hall in the presentation of Sunday Morning Concerts for young listeners, the Friends of the Greek Island and Sea organizing and leading interactive musical workshops for children and adults in various islands, and with the Orchestra and the Choir of the Municipality of Athens planning and presenting their educational program.