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Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music Announced

Joensuu, Finland - The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (founded 2005) is pleased to announce its new online peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music. Publication will be annual, and open access and the first issue will appear in August 2011, available as a PDF download on the ISOCM site.

The ISOCM is delighted that Professors Hilkka Seppälä (University of Eastern Finland), Elena Toncheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) and Christian Troelsgaard (University of Copenhagen), distinguished scholars in the field of Orthodox church music, have agreed to be members of the Board of Honour.

The members of the Editorial Board are:

Dr Yuliya Artamonova (Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow) Dr Nicolae Gheorghita (National University of Music, Bucharest) Dr Alexander Lingas (City University, London) Dr Ivan Moody (Editor; CESEM – Universidade Nova, Lisbon) Dr Aleksander Naumow (Jagiellonian University, Cracow) Dr Nicolas Schidlovsky (Princeton University) Maria Takala-Roszczenko, TM, FM (Secretary of the ISOCM; University of Eastern Finland) Nikita Simmons (Editorial Secretary of JISOCM, Portland, Oregon, USA)

Papers dealing with any aspect of Orthodox church music, both monophonic and polyphonic, including history, theory, performance practice, source studies and cultural and theological aspects, are welcome. The language of the journal will be English, but papers in other languages will be considered for publication and published with an English translation. Queries concerning possible contributions should be sent in the first instance to the Secretary of the ISOCM, Maria Takala-Roszczenko at

Books and recordings will also be reviewed. Material for review should also be sent to the Secretary of the ISOCM. Submissions for the first issue of the journal should reach the Editorial Secretary by 1st March 2011. Editorial guidelines and other material regarding house style will be available on this site shortly.

For more information, please contact Maria Takala-Roszczenko, ISOCM Secretary, at:

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