June 2018 Orthodox Music Symposium Registration Now Open

ISOCM - 12/12/17 Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host, for the second time, a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral here from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. Registration for the event is now open.  The event will explore the theme of "Orthodox Liturgical Music: Ancient and Modern Creativity" through ...

Global Orthodox Church Musicians Gather in Finland

“The participants of the 2017 ISOCM Conference represent a variety of Orthodox Churches from around the world, along with Roman Catholic, Byzantine Catholic and Lutheran traditions.”

ISOCM - 12/6/17 Joensuu, Finland – Over 60 musicians, singers, researchers, composers, directors, chanters and musicologists from 17 countries joined members of The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) for the 7th Conference on Orthodox Music, 6-11 June, 2017 here. Thirty-three presentations were offered, exploring the conference theme of “Liturgy and Music” through a variety ...

Podcast: “Orthodox Music: Past, Present & Future”

Music faculty Harrison Russin and Robin Freeman engaging famed composer and musician Fr. Ivan Moody in a public conversation about the past, present, and future of Orthodox Christian music. (photo: Mary Honoré)

SVOTS - 30/1/17 On the evening of January 20, 2017, priest and famed composer Fr. Ivan Moody shared his thoughts on the past, present, and future of Orthodox music, during a public conversation with faculty from St. Vladimir’s Seminary: Robin Freeman, director of Music, and Harrison Russin, lecturer in Liturgical Music. Father Ivan currently is a researcher at CESEM-Universidade Nova ...

New liturgical composition by Fr. Glagolev now available from ISOCM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN [ISOCM] - July 2016 A highlight of the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral here in June 2016 provided an opportunity to sing new liturgical compositions of the post-Communion troparia by the Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, the preeminent composer of American Orthodox Church music.  TheInternational Society of Orthodox Church Music [ISOCM] is ...

Conference Celebrates Unity in Diversity of Orthodox Church Music

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  David Lucs - ISOCM- 30/6/16 Minneapolis, Minn. – Participants from nearly every jurisdiction in North America attended the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium held at the historic St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral here. “When we attend conferences and symposia, every once in a while you really feel like you are attending one that is truly special,” said Michael ...

Minneapolis Conference to Explore the Future of Orthodox Church Music

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music - 20/6/16 Over 140 participants from 31 states and 5 countries to arrive for June 23-26 event Minneapolis, Minn. – The future of Orthodox Church music in North America and the English speaking world will be the focus of a four-day conference which opens at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, here, ...

Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Announced for June 2016 – Registration Open

8/12/15 Visit more Details: http://www.orthodoxmusicsymposium.org/ Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host a pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The event will include presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine ...

Orthodox Music Conference Concludes With Record Attendance & Celebratory Concert

His Eminence, Metropolitan Elias of Oulu greets participants on behalf of Archbishop Leo of Finland after Daily Vespers in the Orthodox Seminary Chapel of St. John the Theologian.

June 2015 - ISOCM Joensuu, Finland – Reflecting the diverse national traditions within the common beliefs and teachings of Orthodox Christianity, nearly fifty musicians, composers, cantors, musicologists, directors, and singers gathered for the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which concluded on Friday, 12 June 2015. Hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music ...

Sixth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music Announced

23/3/14 Joensuu, Finland – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) announced the theme for its 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which will be held 7-13 June, 2015 on the campus of the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland. The theme of the conference in 2015 will be Creating Liturgically: Hymnography and Music." ...

International Orthodox music society launches on-line journal

23/3/14 Finland: The first issue of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music [ISOCM] peer-reviewed on-line Journal is now available at www.isocm.com/resources/journal/index.html. The edition features research papers highlighting new approaches to the analysis of Byzantine chant using spectral techniques, discussions of the relationship between Serbian and Byzantine chant, the work of the Russian composer Nikolai Korndorf, ...