2021 ISOCM Conference: Submit an Abstract

The Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, sponsored by the ISOCM will explore topics related to the theme of "Church Music and Topography: City, Village, and Monastery."

The conference will be held 7-13 June 2021 at the University of Eastern Finland, School of Theology, Agora AT100, Yliopistokatu 4, Joensuu

Abstracts may be submitted for consideration using the form below, and will be reviewed by the organizing committee for the 2021​ conference.


The organizers invite proposals for presentations dealing with different aspects of the general theme, for example:

  • local traditions and transmissions

  • spatiality in music and hymnography

  • topographical hymnography

  • centre and periphery

  • travel and pilgrimage

  • cities and the City (Constantinople)


The conference programme also allows for free papers.

On account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will take place as a hybrid event – both on site (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus) and online.

Participation can be offered as a presentation of 20 minutes or a poster.


Presenting at the event is not required to attend the conference.

A member of the committee will be in touch if there are any questions and to confirm your participation/attendance.

The deadline for submitting abstracts of 250 words is 31 January 2021.


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