Chairman Derderian presided as a guest lecturer at the 2018 RECLAIM conference on March 3, 2018. His lecture focused on Armenian Sacred Music Fundamentals and the role of the AACCWD within the Western Diocese. On March 4, 2018, Derderian participated in the CEC Lenten Workshop with over 200 Diocesan youth.

Chairman visits Saint Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church (San Diego, CA)

Chairman Sevag Derderian visited Saint Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church (San Diego, CA) on January 14, 2018 to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with the Church Choir and pay a surprise visit to the Sunday School Students.

During his visit, he met with Sunday School teachers and students and provided an in-person music lesson and commended their efforts in furthering their sacred music efforts. For months now, Sunday School students have been learning sacred music through the AACCWD Music Education Department. A partnership with the Christian Education Council, chaired by Ms. Gail Chelebian, has resulted in a fruitful and new relationship that helps further promote education across our Western Diocese.