Registration Coming in November!

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The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) is pleased to announce the call for papers for its second regional symposium in North America, with the theme “Orthodox Liturgical Music: Ancient and Modern Creativity,” which will be held at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 20-24 June 2018.

Read the full news release about the Call for Papers.

The conference theme provides an opportunity for papers on a variety of topics and areas of experience and interest, including but not limited to:


  • How does the past influence the present in today’s practice?

  • What opportunities for creativity do past musical/hymnographical forms present in our liturgical music today?

  • How do current technologies enable new means of creativity?

  • What is the place, if any, of compositions and hymns that are no longer in use?

  • Music for liturgical rites and services no longer in use.

  • Ethnomusicological approaches to music in liturgy.

  • Case studies of liturgical traditions in particular places.

  • Case studies of composers and their work for the liturgy.

  • Free papers

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, December 1, 2017.  

The language of the conference will be English.

Registration will open Monday, November 6, 2017.

For more information or questions:

Father Ivan Moody, Society chairman

Richard Barrett, organizing committee

Call for Papers