CFP: 3rd International Conference on Orthodox Church Music; University of Joensuu, Finland, 8 – 14 June 2009

Deadline for proposals: 1st February 2009

Papers are invited for the Third International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, “Church, State and Nation in Orthodox Church Music”, to be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland, 8 – 14 June 2009.

Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. Please send proposals to Rev. Dr Ivan Moody at or Maria Takala-Roszczenko at by 1st February 2009.  Abstracts should be delivered by the beginning of March 2009.  Papers will be published as the Proceedings of the Conference.

The Conference takes place at the University of Joensuu, Finland. The programme will include at least one concert, and an excursion to the monasteries of New Valaam and Lintula.

Speakers at the first two conferences included:
Ardian Ahmedaja (Albania/Austria), Nektarios Antoniou (Greece), Ioannis Arvanitis (Greece), Dimitry Bolgarsky (Ukraine), Achillefs Chaldaiakis (Greece), James Chater (UK/Netherlands), Tarja von Creutlein (Finland), Christiana Demetriou (Cyprus),  Dimitar Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Bogdan Djakovic (Serbia), Alexandru-Marius Dumitrescu (Romania), Jeffers Englehardt (USA), Nicolae Gheorghita (Romania), John Graham (USA), Stefan Harkov (Bulgaria), Jopi Harri (Finland), Alexei Jaropolov (Russia), Oleksandr Kozarenko (Ukraine), Albina Kruchinina (Russia), Alexander Lingas (USA/UK), Melitina Makarovskaya (Russia),  Ivan Moody (UK/Portugal), Petri Nykänen (Finland), Gabriela Ocneanu (Romania), Traian Ocneanu (Romania), Jaakko Olkinuora (Finland), Sara Peno (Serbia), Danica Petrovic (Serbia), Svetlana Poliakova (Russia/Portugal), Timo Ruottinen (Finland), Hilkka Seppala (Finland), Nikita Simmons (USA), Maria Takala-Roszczenko (Finland), Wilhelmiina Viirolainen (Finland) and Tatiana Vladishevskaya (Russia)

More information will be posted on the ISOCM website ( as it becomes available.


The language of the conference will be English.
Simultaneous translation into English will be provided for papers presented in Russian or Ukrainian.
Translation into Russian or Ukrainian will be provided if needed, but must be organized in advance.

The participation fee for the conference, which includes accommodation and participation in the programme, meals and refreshments is EUR250.  The registered members of ISOCM will get a discount price of EUR150.  Participants with limited income may apply for a bursary; students should supply a recommendation from their university.

If you wish to participate in the conference, either by reading a paper or simply attending, or if you have any queries or need further information, please contact Ivan Moody at: or Maria Takala-Roszczenko at, or write to:

Maria Takala-Roszczenko / ISOCM,
Faculty of Theology,
University of Joensuu,
PL 111,
80101 Joensuu,

In addition to e-mail you may contact Ivan Moody by telephone (+351 91 943 7357)

The web page of the Department of the Orthodox Theology at the University of Joensuu is found at:

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