The Music Program of the Department of Arts, European University Cyprus, in collaboration with the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans and with the support of the Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music (C.C.R.S.M.) announce an International Musicological Conference on the subject Modus-Modi-Modality. The conference will take place at European University Cyprus, on 6-10 September, 2017.
The purpose of the International Musicological Conference is to promote interaction, research, discussion and intercultural dialogue among musicologists from Cyprus, Greece, the Balkans and other countries with an interest in the diverse thematic axes of the conference, emphasising concepts and parameters such as tradition, identity, diversity, new trends, musical cultures as perceived through a geographical and chronological spectrum ranging from ancient Greek music, to Byzantine music and the musical avant-garde in the Mediterranean, Balkans and broader region.
Proposals may address (but do not need to be limited to) the following categories that fall under the thematic triptych Modus-Modi-Modality:

1. Art Music in the Balkans
Historiography of Music in the Balkans
Perception and research on art music in the Balkans
Opera and cultural interchanges in the Balkans
Traditions, Influences, Identities and New Trends
Music Iconography
Musical avant-garde in the Balkans
2. Art Music in Greece and Cyprus
Historiography of Neohellenic and Cypriot art Music
Perception and research on art music in Greece and Cyprus
Music Iconography
Tradition and Identity
Greek musical avant-garde
3. Byzantine and post-Byzantine music Palaeography, performance practice and didactics
Byzantine Hymnography
Byzantine Musicology in the Balkans
Secular music and Byzantine musical instruments Interactions of Byzantine music with other music cultures Current research programmes and instrumenta studiorum.
4. Ethnomusicology – Anthropology
Musics of the world. Music of the Balkan countries and of the broader Mediterranean region
Modus-Modi-Modality: Musics and cultural traditions of the Balkan countries
Greek and Cypriot folk and popular music
Methodologies and documentation/preservation of traditional music
New trends
5. Cultural and sociological studies in the Balkans and the Mediterranean
Music and politics
Cultural interchanges and exchanges
Revolutionary movements and music influences
6. Ancient Greek Music
Ancient Greek mythology and its influence over the years Stage music for ancient Greek drama in Western culture.
Concepts of music theory from Greek antiquity to the present.
Modus-Modi-Modality: Ancient Greek imprint in Western culture.
7. Current Musicological issues in Cyprus, Greece and the Balkans
Music technology and cultural traditions
8. Current Music Theory issues: Modus-Modi-Modality
Concepts of music theory in the Balkans
Concepts of music theory in Neohellenic and Cypriot Music
9. Current Issues and Approaches in Music Education in the Balkans
Official conference language is English. However, participants can present in Greek, having submitted prior to the conference and at a set deadline a translation of the final paper in English.

Proposals are invited for:  20-minute Papers  Panels of up to four presentations (90 minutes). Abstracts of 20-minute papers should not exceed 300 words and Panels’ proposals should contain the description of the panel’s subject (no more than 100 words) and an abstract (no more than 300 words) for each paper included in the panel. All proposals should be sent electronically as an attachment to Dr Georgia Petroudi (, Dr Evi Nika-Sampson ( or Dr Georgios Christofi ( with the subject line: Modus-Modi-Modality. The attachment should include the following information as well:

 Name(s) of the author(s) and institution affiliation (if applicable)  Type of proposal  Title of the paper/panel proposal  Short biographical note of the author(s) (100 words)

Full audiovisual equipment and adequate technical support is available for all presentations. A grand piano is also available in the conference room.
Important dates:
 Abstracts of proposals-panels: no later than 31 December 2016
 Notification of approval: no later than 30 January 2017
 Submission of finalised papers (only in cases of translated papers from Greek to English): no later than 20 August 2017
Registration fees:
Participants: 50 Euros
Audience and students: 20 Euros

Date and Venue:
6-10 September 2017
Cultural Centre, European University Cyprus
6 Diogenous Street,
Engomi, P.O. Box: 22006,
1516, Nicosia

Contact information:
For updates on the conference, and any other enquiries visit: Announcements will also appear on the webpage of European University Cyprus ( and the School of Music Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (

Organising committee:
Evi Nika-Sampson, Professor (Chair), School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Katy Romanou, Associate Professor, Department of Arts, European University Cyprus
Maria Alexandru, Assistant Professor, School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Georgios Sakallieros, Assistant Professor, School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Georgia Petroudi, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, European University Cyprus
George Christofi, Lecturer, Department of Arts, European University Cyprus
Potheini Vaiouli, Lecturer, Department of Arts, European University Cyprus
Alexandros Charkiolakis, Head of the Erol Ucer Music Library, Lecturer, MIAM – Istanbul Technical Unviersity
Avra Pieridou Skoutella, President, Board of Directors, C.C.R.S.M. Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music