The Sixth International Research and Practical Conference for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Students “Ethnomusicology: History, Theory and Practice”

Dear colleagues,

On May 15–18, 2017 the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Center for Folklore and Ethnography named after A. M. Mekhnetsov and the Cabinet for Traditional Folk Music at St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov hold The Sixth International Research and Practical Conference for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Students “Ethnomusicology: History, Theory and Practice”. The event is dedicated to the 155th anniversary of St. Petersburg State Conservatory and the 90th anniversary of the Cabinet for Music Ethnography at St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov foundation.

The main event of the Conference is The Sixth International Research Work Competition among Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Students. Laureates will be awarded diplomas of 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees.

Sample topics for competitive paper presentations are:

  • History of ethnomusicology;
  • Calendar ritual folklore specifics;
  • Songs and laments for wedding rituals: function, style, typology;
  • Music epos and its diversity in ethnic culture;
  • Traditional folk song and dance specifics;
  • Traditional folk music instrument, piece and musician: problems of systematical approach;
  • Lyrical songs: style, structure and content;
  • Research in local folk songs traditions;
  • Composer and folklore;
  • Folklore in the modern world: problems of teaching and performance.

The jury could recommend awarded papers for publication in academic journals of  St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov and other educational organizations.

Conference program include:
– competitive papers presentations;
– round table dedicated to 155th anniversary of Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory and 90th anniversary of the Cabinet for Music Ethnography at Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory foundation;
– master classes and open lectures of leading specialists in ethnomusicology, folkloristics, study of traditional folk instruments, ethnography and ethnology;
– master classes in traditional folk singing and instrumental playing in Russia and abroad;
– round table dedicated to relevant problems in professional training in the field of ethnomusicology, traditional folk sings and instrumental performance in modern conditions;
– concert of traditional folk music ensembles of secondary and higher educational organizations of Russia and abroad;
– presentation of academic, educational and methodological publications and multimedia projects related to traditional folk music culture;
– exhibition of digital and printed publications (CD, DVD), related to traditional folk music culture and prepared by the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Center for Folklore and Ethnography named after A. M. Mekhnetsov.

The deadline for applicants to participate in the conference is April 1, 2017. Samples of applications and conditions for participation in the conference are in the Regulations. Applications are accepted at: e_redkova@mail.ru (for Evgenia Redkovа) and antost@yandex.ru (for Anton Ostapenko).

The Organization Committee is searching for the opportunity to cover fees for staying at guest rooms of Conservatory’s hostel (ul. Doblesti, d. 22). Travel expenses are due to the sending party. Online participation (by Skype) is possible.

Contacts of the Organization Committee representatives:
Galina Lobkova, the head of the Department of Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Musicology of St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Tel.: 8 (812) 571-29-47, e-mail: galina-lobkova@yandex.ru
Eugenia Redkova, associate professor of the Department of Ethnomusicology, the head of the Cabinet for Traditional Folk Music of St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Tel.: 8 (812) 312-04-68, +7-911-213-07-12, e-mail: e_redkova@mail.ru
Anton Ostapenko, specialist in folklore at the Center for Folklore and Ethnography named after A. Mekhnetsov of St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Tel.: +7-952-261-89-77, e-mail: antost@yandex.ru.

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