All events of the ISOCM's 2018 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium will take place at St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, 1629 and 1701 NE 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413 unless otherwise noted.
The 2018 Symposium Schedule
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Arrivals and check-in at the Days Hotel
5:00 - 9:00 pm Symposium Registration and Welcome Reception
(at the cathedral's parish center dining room)
Thursday 21 June 2018
6:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (optional, at the hotel)
7:00 am Symposium Registration (at St Mary's Cathedral)
7:45 am Divine Liturgy (with Opening Prayers for the Symposium)
9:15 am Refreshments, Welcome, and Introductions
9:30 am 1st Rehearsal Session (Vigil)
11:20 am Break
11:30 am Session I:
Priest Silouan Rolando, "Stifling Creativity: Problems Born out of the Promulgation of the 1907 Tserkovnoje Prostopinije"
Harrison Russin, "Organs in Orthodox Worship: Debate and Identity"
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Practicum I: John Michael Boyer, "Byzantine Chant for Congregational Singing 2: Lent & Holy Week"
2:30 pm Session II:
Juliana Woodill “Conductor as Mirror: How Gesture Directly Impacts the Tone of the Choir”
Richard Breaux, "Cultural Retention and Assimilation through the Recorded Sounds of the Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church in United States, 1915-1965"
3:20 pm Break
3:30 pm 2nd Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)
5:15 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Session III:
Paul Barnes, "Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant"
Friday 22 June 2018
6:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (at the hotel)
9:00 am 3rd Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Session IV:
Paige Lush, "Practical Considerations for the Choir Director in Getting the Most out of PreSonus' Notion"
11:45 am Lunch
1 pm Session V:
Zhanna Lehmann, "A Bridge Between the Past and the Present: Musical Realization of an Ancient Poem Adam's Lament in the Penitential Psalms of Alfred Schnittke"
Paul Kappanadze, "An Abbreviated Eirmologion"
Mária Prokipčáková, "Carpathian Hand-written Irmologia in the Light of Creativity"
2:10 pm Break
2:15 pm Session VI:
Samuel Herron, "Anglophone Byzantine Chant and Communal Discernment: The Influence of the 19th Century Reforms on English-Language Composition"
Amy Hogg, "Byzantine Beginnings: Innovative Pedagogy for Byzantine Chant"
3:15 pm 4th Rehearsal Session (Vigil)
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session VII:
Richard Barrett, "Masterworks, Misunderstandings, and Making Do in Anglophone Byzantine Chant, 1892-2018"
Choir Performance by YPHOS, directed by John Michael Boyer
Saturday 23 June 2018
7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast (at the hotel)
9:00 am 5th Rehearsal Session (Vigil)
10:40 am Break
10:50 am 6th Rehearsal Session (Liturgy)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Reflections on Liturgical Music by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
1:45 pm Session VIII: Panel Discussion
3:30 pm Session IX: Keynote Address: Nicolae Gheorghita
National Church Music versus Byzantine Chant Tradition: A Short History of the Orthodox Church Music in Romania
4:30 pm Break
5:00 pm All-Night Vigil
7:15 pm Dinner
Sunday 24 June 2018
8:30 am Entrance of the Hierarch
9:00 am Primatial Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
12 noon Banquet
2:00 pm Conclusion of the Symposium