About the Symposium
"This symposium represents a natural outgrowth of the fruitful conferences we have organized and hosted in Finland for the past twelve years," said Father Ivan Moody, Chair of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM).
The ISOCM, which was founded in 2005, hosts biannual conferences at the University of Eastern Finland's Joensuu campus bringing together those interested in Orthodox liturgical music from around the world to share and discuss various topics related to church music.
"Our hope is that this latest symposium in New York in June 2020 will provide another opportunity for those in North America to gather locally in discussion, sing, and learn from each other, growing in our knowledge and understanding of liturgical music and its purpose in our spiritual life."
- Father Ivan Moody
The ISOCM in North America
The two previous Symposia held in Minneapolis built upon
the success of the four day pan-Orthodox music symposium
hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2014 which brought together
nearly 90 people from across the United States and Canada,
with nearly 150 people gathering in June 2016
and in 2018, over 100 people together from around the world.