Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music:

“Church Music and Topography:
City, Village, and Monastery”

Joensuu, Finland, and Virtual / 7–13 June 2021

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music is pleased to announce the Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, exploring the theme of “Church Music and Topography: City, Village, and Monastery.”

The conference will take place at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland and online, 7–13 June 2021.

See the full Conference Programme.

Conference Highlights

All participants in the 2021 Conference will have access to the following portions of the conference:

  • Keynote presentations (Open to all)

  • Lecture on Georgian chant (Open to all)

  • Presentations

  • Liturgical services (Open to all)

  • Poster exhibition

  • Concert (Open to all)

Recordings of the conference sessions will be available for registered participants for a limited time.

Participants in Joensuu will also attend the following aspects of the conference:

  • Reception

  • Local excursion

The programme may change or parts of it be cancelled on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration Information

Register for online participation by 31 May 2021.


Participants in Joensuu are entitled to reduced prices of accommodation in the GreenStar Hotel. You have received your bonus code by e-mail.

Contact: Tuuli Lukkala, ISOCM Secretary:

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