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.

‘Ethnomusicology: History, Theory and Practice’ and The Third International Competition for students’ folklore ensembles ‘Vselistvennii Venok’ (‘Leafy Crown’)

Dear colleagues,

On the May 16-19, 2016 St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory holds
The Fifth International Scientific and Practical Conference for graduate and undergraduate students titled “Ethnomusicology: history, theory and practice” as well as The Third International Competition for students’ folklore ensembles titled “Vselistvennii Venok” (“Leafy Crown”). All the events will be dedicated to the 80th anniversary of prof. Anatoly M. Mekhnetsov’s birth, to the 40th anniversary of conservatory’s Folklore ensemble establishment and to the 25th anniversary of Center for Folklore and Ethnography at St. Petersburg Conservatory foundation.

The events are competitive and the laureates will be awarded diplomas of I, II and III degrees.

Sample topics for conference papers are: history of folklore study; study of folk music genres and specifics of their style; methods of vocal, instrumental and dance folk traditions analysis; the role of folklore in the modern educational process and concert practice, etc.

Students’ folklore ensembles competition includes opening ceremony, competition concerts, gala concert, master classes and other creative meetings, dedicated to the folklore performance of Russian and foreign countries’ folk traditions.

The deadline for applications to participate in the conference and competition is
the 1
st of March, 2016.

Proposals are accepted at: e_redkova@mail.ru (for Evgenia Redkovа).

The organizing committee will search for the opportunity to cover fees for staying at guest rooms of Conservatory’s hostel (ul. Doblesti, d. 22). Travel expenses due to the sending party.

Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods

Dear colleagues,

The Center for Folklore and Ethnography and Department of Ethnomusicology at St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory are kindly inviting you to participate on the International scientific conference “Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods”. It will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, since the 29th of September till the 2nd of October, 2016. The conference will be dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the great Russian ethnomusicologist prof. Anatoly M. Mekhnetsov’s birth, and on the occasion of 25th anniversary of Center for Folklore and Ethnography establishment.

Sample topics are:

  1. Regional and local traditions of folk dance, folk singing and instrumental music. Methods and results of fieldwork research in the turning of XX-XXI centuries.
  2. Folklore tradition as object of intangible cultural heritage.
  3. Authentic folklore performance. The process of folklore tradition continuity in modern conditions.

We welcome proposals for personal, video and online presentations limited to 20 minutes, as well as for poster papers and master-classes that address related issues of the general topic. All proposals should be based on substantial fieldwork experience and/or textual elaboration.

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. Papers in any other languages will be translated into Russian. The presented papers will be published. (The requirements for files will be announced later).

In case of your agreement to take part on the conference, the organization committee will search for the opportunity to cover partly fees for transport and/or staying at guest rooms of Conservatory’s hostel.

Deadline for proposals: the 1st of April, 2016.

For any further questions or information, please contact the member of organization committee Anton Ostapenko on the following e-mail: antost13@gmail.com.

 

Chief of the organizing committee: Chair of Ethnomusicology Department, Chief of scientific work of Center for Folklore and Ethnography Galina Lobkova, PhD

Specialist on folklore at Center for Folklore and Ethnography Anton Ostapenko, member