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The Seventh International Conference on Orthodox Church Music

“Liturgy and Music”

Joensuu, Finland / 6-11 June 2017 

Conference Information

The Seventh International Conference on Orthodox Church Music was held at the University of Eastern Finland, School of Theology, Agora AT100, Yliopistokatu 4, Joensuu

News about the 2017 conference is below and photos are available at right.

December 20, 2017

The 19th Symposium on Balkan Folklore, organized by the Scientific Institute of Folklore “Marko Cepenkov” of the St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, fYROM, took place in Skopje, on Nov. 24th and 25th, 2017.

The Symposium had the title “Tradition and Contemporary Topics in the Balkans”. The Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies was represented by its scientific collaborator, Costis Drygianakis, who spoke o...

June 14, 2017

Speech at the Opening Session of the 
Seventh International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, Joensuu, Finland

Madam Chair, Fathers, sisters and brothers in Christ, dear friends,

On behalf of the School of Theology here at the University of Eastern Finland, I have the great joy of welcoming you to the seventh international conference on Orthodox church music, to celebrate the twelve years of the ISOCM!

Once again, the grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us to...

June 13, 2017

Over 60 musicians, singers, researchers, composers, directors, chanters and musicologists from 17 countries joined members of The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) for the 7th Conference on Orthodox Music, 6-11 June, 2017 here. Thirty-three presentations explored a variety of topics related to the conference theme of “Liturgy and Music.”

“This conference has provided, perhaps, some of the richest and most diverse communications yet,” said F...

October 4, 2016

Joensuu, Finland- The International Society for Orthodox Church Music is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Seventh International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, with the theme "Liturgy and Music," which will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland, on 6 - 11 June 2017.

“For this conference, marking the eleventh year of the Society's existence, we have deliberately chosen an extremely broad theme, which allows a h...

August 10, 2016

Joensuu, Finland - 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. Following the huge success of the Sixth Conference in 2015, in which the Society's tenth anniversary was celebrated, the Society enters this second decade of existence with the theme “Music and Liturgy.”

“A theme of this wide scope gives the opportunity for...

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