Music in the Context of Culture

V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire hosts the International scientific conference “Music in the Context of Culture” dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Givi Orjonikidze, eminent musicologist, scholar, writer and public figure.

The conference will be held 2-4 December, 2019.

Working languages of the Conference are Georgian and English.

Conference topic is broad and it includes all the themes covering issue of Music in the Context of Culture.

Conference papers will be later published in special issue of the peer reviewed electronic scientific journal: GESJ: Musicology and Cultural Science.

Please registered at: before 15 October, 2019 and forward the short  Bio and  abstracts (in Georgian or English languages correspondingly) to the following address:

Bio and abstract should not exceed  260 words.

Format of the text:

Font: Times New Roman

Size: 12

Interval: 1,5

Margins from all sides: 2.0 cm

Time-limit of the Conference: presentation and discussion – 30 min.

Due to the need to translate the text of the paper into Georgian, please send full text of your presentation before 1 November, 2019.

Please note that participation is free of charge and accommodation of the participants (4 nights) is also covered by the conference.

Conference program also includes concert of the most famous contemporary Georgian composer, Gia Kancheli’s music (free attendance for the participants of the conference).

For additional information please contact to Professor Rusudan Tsurtsumia. :

e-mail address:

Tel.: (+995 32) 299 89 53

(+995) 593 98 51 17


Third Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Musicology with and without Borders”, 2-3 May, 2019

V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi, Georgia

The deadline for registration, submission of proposals and short bio is 15 December, 2018.

 Official languages of the Conference are English and Georgian. All papers will be published after the conference at the electronic journal “Musicology and Cultural Science” (


Call for papers

Tbilisi International Musicological Conference is biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musicology. We welcome submissions that focus on any one or combination of the following:

  1. Musical text fixation: transcriptions, notation, documentation
  2. Artistic research
  3. Music, word and image
  4. Challenges of Theory and History of Music
  5. Inter-textual aspects of music
  6. Regime, ideology and music

 Theme of the round table: Teaching of musicological disciplines:  challenges and perspectives for HEIs”



Proposals from all areas of musicology and related music studies are invited for the following:

  • Individual papers – will be twenty minutes in duration, to be followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Poster presentations should be ten minutes in duration (in Power point presentation format), to be followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussions.
  • Round table sessions will be 90-120 minutes in duration, including time for discussion. Round table sessions will comprise a panel of up to four people, each presenting a position paper (no more than 10 minutes), followed by a discussion.


All proposals should include:

  • Title
  • Indication of format
  • Proposer’s name, affiliation, short bio – no more than 100 words
  • Abstract (for individual paper) / description of the project (for poster) – no more than 250 words,
  • Contact e -mail
  • AV requirements

After getting a notification of acceptance presenter must send full text of paper (no more than 7 pages – font size 12, with 1.5 spacing, margins 2 cm) which should be translated for conference.

All materials should be sent to e-mail:



Closing date for online registration, abstract and short bio15 December, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: 28 December, 2018

Deadline for papers  – 30 January, 2019.

Conference: 2-3 May, 2019


Contacts and other information

For any additional information, please contact:


Phone: +995 322 98 71 88


facebook: TSC Research Department


Conference Fees:

50 EUR – for scholars

30 EUR – for PhD students


The program of the conference also includes workshops, concert and cultural program.