Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable

05.05.2016 – 06.05.2016

Daugavpils University, Faculty of Music and Art, Vienības Street 13


Faculty of Music and Art of Daugavpils University in co-operation with Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania) organize the 11th International Scientific Conference Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable.


The range of themes of the conference is rather great firstly due to the common thematic line, since the permanent and the changeable issues in music are everlasting and comprehensive ones. The situation of postmodern culture, the spread of new style trends and new types of music have even more escalated the topicality of the above-mentioned issues. Secondly, apart from the tandem of history and theory, the dominant of the conference is also the other pair – the close co-existence and interaction of the research and the pedagogic-methodological aspects. Third, the total value of the conference is built also by the fact that serious presentations will be made by both Latvian scientists and foreign scholars. The content of the conference thus becomes richer with every participant, and the encouraging ideas voiced and proposed at the conference will make the basis for further research and the analysis of the cultural situation.


The aim of the conference is to promote the development of scientific communication on the international scale, to enrich the Latvian music science with new findings, to stimulate scientists to research the questions related to academic, traditional and popular music history and theory, as well as the 20th century music analysis in an integrated way.


Thematic guidelines:

  • The link between music history and theory in scientific research
  • Music in Latvia and the neighbouring countries
  • The analysis of the 20th century music

·         Latgale music culture

  • Traditional, jazz and popular music


Organizing Committee:

  • Ēvalds Daugulis, Daugavpils University, Latvia, Head of Conference
  • Ilma Grauzdiņa, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvia
  • Leonidas Melnikas, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania
  • Romualdas Apanavičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Edgars Znutiņš, Daugavpils University, Latvia
  • Ineta Goldmane, Daugavpils University


Working languages: English, Latvian, Russian


Deadline for registration: March 12, 2016.
Application form (DOC, 41 kb),



Deadline for the submission of abstracts (300 words) electronically: March 12, 2016.

Deadline for the submission of complete manuscripts for the proceedings: June 30, 2016.


Participation fee: 50 EUR .

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In case of inquiries do not hesitate to contact:
Faculty of Music and Arts

Daugavpils University
Vienības Street 13-416, Daugavpils,


Latvia, LV5401
Phone: +371 65440819, +371 65424479
Fax: +371 65422890