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Scientific conference “Russian Music,  Music Theory and M usicology in the Global World”

November 28 – 30, 2024

In 2023 the conference “Russian Music in the Global World” was held in Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory as part of 31st International Christmas Educational Readings, exploring the theme, “Global Challenges of Modernity and Spiritual Choice of Man”.

Given the relevance of the topic as well as the interest it attracted among the Russian and foreign musicologists, Society for Theory of Music (STM) decided holding such conferences regularly while expanding its subjects. Thus, the problem of connections between Russian and foreign music theory in the past and present, prospects for their interaction contain a set of important issues, both theoretical and practical.

The proposed topic involves consideration of the place Russian music and musicology take in the world cultural space, as well as its changes due to the historical process. Since in the civilized world national (ethnic) culture is part of superethnic, confessional or non-denominational cultural unity, then it is proposed to look at the whole spectrum of multicolored connections between Russian music and adjacent musical traditions.

Thematic areas:

Fifth International Congress of the Society for Music Theory

April 2-4, 2024 

Ural State Mussorgsky Conservatory (Yekaterinburg)


Music Theory Society
Ural State Mussorgsky Conservatory
Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory


The stated topic is about the intended applications (and the concepts and terms corresponding to them) associated with the classifications that have developed in the science of music based on kinship for one or another result. Using the phrase "genetic communities", we thereby bring a certain common basis for such diverse phenomena as a musical genre, style and language. This series is necessarily open: it is also possible to talk about a company, attachment, etc. Revealing and clarifying signs of commonality (invariants) is one of the proposed tasks.

Reports can be devoted to any of the communities (genre, style, language), their connections, historical changes in their understanding, their fate in modern music.

Possible thematic areas:

  1. The problem of the invariant as a sign of genetic commonality
  2. Genre in various historical and cultural contexts
  3. The problem of genre and style in modern times
  4. Style - the genesis of the concept and musical reality
  5. The problem of the language of modern music
  6. Musical language and style
  7. Music as a language? – Languages of music

Proposals are accepted until Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 

In the proposal, please indicate:

  • surname, name and patronymic (if any);
  • topic of the report;
  • abstract (from150 to 200 words);
  • your institutional affiliation or location;
  • position, academic degree, academic title (if any);
  • contacts: phone, e-mail address.

The registration fee for participation in the congress is 1500 rubles.

Members of the Music Theory Society, students and graduate students of music universities are exempt from paying the fee.