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The 2018 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium

“Orthodox Liturgical Music:

Ancient & Modern Creativity”

Minneapolis, Minnesota / 20-24 June 2018

Conference Schedule

The ISOCM's 2018 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium will take place at 

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, 1629 and 1701 NE 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Arrivals and check-in at the Days Hotel


5:00 - 9:00 pm Symposium Registration 

(at the cathedral's parish center)


7:00 - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception 
(in the cathedral's parish center dining room)


Thursday 21 June 2018

6:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (at the hotel)


8:00 am Symposium Registration (at St Mary's Cathedral)


8:45 am Opening Prayers
              Welcome and Introductions by the Symposium Committee


9:15 am 1st Rehearsal Session (Vigil)


10:30 am Session I:

Oleh Harkavyy, "Liturgical Music as a Dynamic System"

Priest Silouan Rolando, "Stifling Creativity: Problems Born out of the Promulgation of the 1907 Tserkovnoje Prostopinije"


Harrison Russin, "Organs in Orthodox Worship: Debate and Identity"

12 noon Lunch


1:10 pm Practicum I:

John Michael Boyer, "Byzantine Chant for Congregational Singing 2: Lent & Holy Week"


2:20 pm Session II:

Dr. Kamal Kadar,"Intertwining Between the Byzantine music and Arabic language in the Church of Antioch: The Role of Protopsaltis Mitri El Murr (1880-1969)"

Richard Breaux, "Cultural Retention and Assimilation through the Recorded Sounds of the Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church in United States, 1915-1965"

3:30 pm 2nd Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)


5:15 pm Dinner 


6:30 pm Paul Barnes, "Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant"

Friday 22 June 2018

6:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (at the hotel)


9:00 am 3rd Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)


11:00 am  Session III:

Paige Lush, "Practical Considerations for the Choir Director in Getting the Most out of PreSonus' Notion"


11:45 am Lunch


12:50 pm  Session IV:

Zhanna Lehmann, "A Bridge Between the Past and the Present: Musical Realization of an Ancient Poem Adam's Lament in the Penitential Psalms of Alfred Schnittke"


1:30 pm Session V:

Paul Kappanadze, "An Abbreviated Eirmologion"

Vladimir Morosan, "Antiphonal Psalmody in the Divine Liturgy"

Samuel Herron, "Anglophone Byzantine Chant and Communal Discernment:

The Influence of the 19th Century Reforms on English-Language Composition"


2:45 pm Practicum II:
Amy Hogg, "Byzantine Beginnings: Innovative Pedagogy for Byzantine Chant"


3:45 pm 4th Rehearsal Session (Vigil)


5:30 pm Return to Hotel and free evening in Minneapolis


5:30 pm Dinner (optional)


7:00 pm Richard Barrett, "Masterworks, Misunderstandings, and Making Do in Anglophone Byzantine Chant, 1892-2018"


Choir Performance by YPHOS, directed by John Michael Boyer


Saturday 23 June 2018

7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (at the hotel)


9:00 am 5th Rehearsal Session (Vigil)


10:15 am Break


10:30 am 6th Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)


12:30 pm Lunch


1:45 pm Session VI: Panel Discussion

3:30 pm Session VII: Keynote Address: Bogdan Djakovic

4:30 pm Break


5:00 pm All-Night Vigil


7:15 pm Dinner


Sunday 24 June 2018

8:45 am Entrance of the Hierarch

9:00 am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

12 noon Banquet

2:00 pm Conclusion of the Symposium

2018 Symposium

About the Symposium
Photo Gallery
Conference News

Letters of Greeting

ISOCM Conferences

2018 - Minneapolis

2016 - Prague
2016 - Minneapolis
2016 Minneapolis Symposium Photos
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