The International Society
For Orthodox Church Music

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Welcome to the
ISOCM website!

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) was founded to provide researchers, composers, singers, and students with opportunities to meet, share experiences and scores, and to participate in conferences worldwide.

This website enables ISOCM to achieve those goals by helping musicians in the discovery of materials, digital manuscripts, and the exchanging of ideas to enhance the development of musical resources.

The ISOCM continues to look for ways to reinforce the unity of Orthodoxy in tangible ways for those living in modern society.

Membership in ISOCM is open to anyone within any national church or jurisdiction. We hope you'll join us in these efforts!

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Welcome to the ISOCM website!



2017 Music Conference Announced
The Seventh International Conference of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) will be held on 6–11 June 2017, at the Joensuu Campus University of Eastern Finland. The Society enters this second decade of existence with the theme “Music and Liturgy.” Read more.

New Liturgical Composition by Father Sergei Glagolev Now Available
A highlight of the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium held in June was the opportunity to sing the new liturgical compositions of the post-communion troparia written by the Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, the preeminent composer of American Orthodox church music.

The compositions which Father Sergei wrote for the 2016 symposium are now available.

Conference Celebrates Unity in Diversity of Orthodox Church Music
Participants from nearly every jurisdiction in North America attended the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium held at the historic St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, 22 – 26 June 2016. Read more
International Conference for Orthodox Music Announced for October 2016 in Prague
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) is pleased to announced a call for papers for the International Conference for Orthodox Music in Prague – ICOMP / Ars Nova East and West which will be held in Prague, 14 – 16 October 2016 and co-hosted with Charles University of Prague. The deadline for submitting papers is now 16 April 2016. Learn more
Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Announced for June 2016
The International Society for Orthodox Church Music will host a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The event will include presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.  The event will also feature a special concert by the critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble Cappella Romana. Read more
ISOCM Conference 2015Conference Concludes With Record Attendance and Celebratory Concert
Reflecting the diverse national traditions within the common beliefs and teachings of Orthodox Christianity, nearly fifty musicians, composers, cantors, musicologists, directors, and singers gathered for the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which concluded on Friday, 12 June 2015. Read more
isocm tenth anniversaryTenth Anniversary Orthodox Music Conference Opens June 8
The Sixth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music will include presentations by musicologists and specialists from twenty-two different countries and an evening concert by the world renowned Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Read more
isocm proceedingsProceedings from 2013 ISOCM Conference now available for purchase!
Purchase your copy, along with copies of proceedings from other past ISOCM conferences. Purchase your copy today
estonian philharmonic choirWorld Renowned Estonian Choir To Perform In Joensuu
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, under the direction of Kaspars Putninš, will present a gala concert on Tuesday, 9 June 2015 at the Lutheran Church of Joensuu (Papinkatu 1) Finland. The event, which begins at 19:00 will feature the works of Sergei Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt, and Georgy Sviridov. Read more
isocm conference participants

Plans for Sixth International Conference Nearly Complete

The Society is excited to be hosting the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music 8-14 June, 2015 on the campus of the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland. Read more

ivan moody orthodox music book

Modernism and Orthodox Spirituality in Contemporary Music
now available for purchase

This book, written by ISOCM Board chair, Father Ivan Moody, is addressed to both Orthodox communities and musical ones, and each will learn much not only about the other but also about the areas of their own discipline.  The value of this should not be underestimated, and the illumination that is the result of Ivan Moody’s research is considerable.

Purchase your copy today!

isocm on-line journal

On-Line Journal Now Available

The International Society for Orthodox Church music is pleased to announce its new online peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music is now available. Access the Journal

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