Fourth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, “Unity and Variety in Orthodox Music: Theory and Practice”

The ISOCM Conference

The Fourth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, “Unity and Variety in Orthodox Music: Theory and Practice”, will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland, on 6 – 12 June 2011.

The Conference takes place at the School of Theology at the University of Eastern Finland. The programme will include a workshop of Georgian church singing, a concert of new Orthodox church music and an excursion to local Orthodox and Finnish locales.

Registration

On-line registration is available at www.isocm.com. It is also possible to sign up by e-mail: Fr Ivan Moody (ivan.moody@joensuu.fi) or Maria Takala-Roszczenko (takalam@gmail.com).

Submitting a paper

The date for submitting papers is now past. All papers will be published as the Proceedings of the Conference.

The language of the conference will be English.

Translation into English will be provided for papers presented in Russian or Greek.

Speakers in 2011 include:
Theodora Adigun, Ardian Ahmedaja, Galina Alekseeva, Yulia Artamonova, Achilleas Chaldaiakis, Diitry Chernyak, Ekaterine Diasamidze, Bogdan Djakovic, Daniel Galadza, Irina Gerasimova, John Graham, Inge Kreuz, Svetlana Kujumdzieva, Melitina Makarovskaya, Simon Marincak, Costin Moisil, Ivan Moody, Gregory Myers, Jaakko Olkinuora, Ivana Perkovic, Natalya Plotnikova, Ekaterina Sadikova, Julia Schlichtina, Hilkka Seppala, Serafim Seppala, David Sgugliashvili, Christian Troelsgaard and Nina Zakharina

Workshop

The Conference will include a masterclass of Georgian three-part liturgical singing. It is open to students, chanters, composers, enthusiasts of church singing. The sessions will be conducted by John A. Graham (USA/Georgia) with assisting Georgian chanters.

Concert

The Conference will include a concert of contemporary Orthodox church music. The choir will be the Orthodox Choir of the University of Eastern Finland, conducted by Petri Nykänen.

Participation Fee

The participation fee for the Conference has different categories:

Full package: includes the programme, workshop, meals, accommodation, receptions, excursion
Registered members of the ISOCM – 200 €

Non-members of the ISOCM – 350 €

Partial package: includes the programme, workshop, receptions, excursion, but no accommodation or meals

Registered members of the ISOCM – 50 €

Non-members of the ISOCM – 75 €

Discounts will be available for low budget/student participants. Further information is available from the organizers.

Additional information

For more information, contact

Fr Ivan Moody (ivan.moody@joensuu.fi)
Maria Takala-Roszczenko (takalam@gmail.com or mtakala@isocm.com)

The web page of the School of Theology at the University of Eastern Finland is available at:http://www.uef.fi/filtdk/teologian-osasto

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