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Call for Papers

"Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans"


The National University of Music Bucharest in collaboration with the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans announce an International Musicological Conference on the subject Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans. The conference will take place at the National University of Music Bucharest, on 2–6 September, 2019.

The purpose of the International Musicological Conference is to promote interaction, research, discussion and intercultural dialogue among musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers and students from Romania, the Balkans and other countries with an interest on the different local musical traditions in South-East Europe and their interactions to the Mediterranean and broader region



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ZêzereArts Chamber Choir and Festival Chorus

We are pleased and honoured to confirm that Bogdan Djaković will be our guest conductor at the ZêzereArts Festival 2024 (13–21 July 2024). Bogdan will lead our Enhanced Programme for advanced choral singers, which is an opportunity to not only participate in an international music festival as part of your summer holiday, but also to further your chamber choir experience at a semi-professional level.

Apply today to audition for the ZêzereArts Chamber Choir, rehearsing and performing alongside professional choral singers, directed by Bogdan, who has chosen an a cappella programme of 19th–20th century Russian church music, Balkan music and modern pieces especially to honour our composer in residence in memoriam, Ivan Moody (1964–2024), the world-renowned composer, conductor and musicologist who would have celebrated his 60th birthday this year. The concert performance will form part of the celebrations of Ivan’s life and work.

The second half of the week is dedicated to the Festival Chorus and a symphonic experience, directed by ZêzereArts Artistic Director, Brian MacKay, which will include concerts in two UNESCO world heritage monuments: the Mosteiro da Batalha and the Convento de Cristo in Tomar.

Special offer: get a 20% discount off the full course fee by including the offer code ZAF24EP on the application form.

If you would love the opportunity to come and sing this amazing programme, please get in touch! Further details, including the full repertoire lists, can be found at

9th Conference "Theoria & Praxis of the Psaltic Art"

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 9th Conference "Theoria & Praxis of the Psaltic Art", which is organized by the INSTITUTE OF BYZANTINE MUSICOLOGY in collaboration with the HOLY METROPOLIS OF THESSALONIKI and will take place in THESSALONIKI from 28 November to 1 December 2024.


Specified theme: "Schools and Programme / Teaching of Byzantine Music ~ Psaltic Art"


until 15 AUGUST 2024

Call for Papers (pdf) – Greek and English

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