From Harry Kezelian

Harry Kezelian

Harry A. Kezelian III was born and raised in the vibrant Armenian community of Metro Detroit where his family has been active in church and community activities for four generations. He grew up at St. John's Armenian Church and has been an active member and leader in the ACYOA locally and nationally, has been active with the St. Nersess Youth Conferences, and is currently active in AGBU YP. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied the Armenian language under Prof. Kevork Bardakjian and Armenian History under Prof. Jirair Libaridian, holding a B.A. in History, J.D. from Michigan Law School, and Master's in Teaching from U-M Dearborn, in addition to having taken courses at St. Nersess Seminary. He currently serves as a subdeacon in the Armenian Church as well as assistant to the director of the Manoogian Museum and Mardigian Library in Southfield, Michigan. Harry is passionate about Armenian history and culture, especially folk music, and performs as a singer and oudist with his own Armenian band.
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