The Fourth International Congress of the Society for Theory of Music

  • 12.11.2018

The Fourth International Congress of the Society for Theory of Music
Näcip Cihanov [Nazib Zhiganov] Kazan’ State Conservatory
2–5 October 2019


The Scholarly Conference Methodological Issues of Art Studies in March 2018 demonstrated the usefulness of discussing a number of issues, among which one of the most important is the issue of terminology and conceptual construct of various musicological courses in different national traditions.

In consideration of preparing EuroMAC-10 Congress in Moscow in 2020, to build conceptual and terminological ‘bridges’ between musicological traditions in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, England and the United States by way of organizing and holding the Fourth International Congress of the Society for Music Theory seems to be a viable attempt. At the same time, it is obvious that terminology in every linguistic tradition continues to be a topical issue.

The following topics are welcome for presentations:
· polysemy (ambiguity) of musicological terms; a round trip from metaphors to terms;
· musicological concepts and terms from a historical point of view;
· comparison of the meanings of certain terms in musicology and allied branches of knowledge;
· clarification of the meanings of some basic historical and theoretical concepts in musicology; today’s interpretation of basic concepts;
· conceptual construct in researches of the newest music;
· specificities of conceptual construct in researches of the music culture of various nations and eras (including those of the past);
· musicological terminology in the context of both graduate and undergraduate academic courses.

Applications should include a title of the paper, an abstract no more than 200 words, information about the author: name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address.

Applications will be accepted until 1 May 2019 at

Música Analítica 2019: Porto International Symposium on the Analysis and Theory of Music

  • 14.10.2018

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Música Analítica 019: Porto International Symposium on the Analysis and Theory of Music; the event will take place at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Porto, Portugal, March 21-23, 2019. The symposium promotes the notion of music as analysis and analysis as music, arguing that our discursive modes of analysis are not outside of music or simply an enriching addition we bring to it but rather integral to the way we may experience, conceive, and express music. We welcome the submission of paper proposals for oral communications. Please find information about the symposium, including keynote and plenary speakers, and submission guidelines in the link.

Submission deadline is DEC 15, 2018

With warm regards,
Organizing Committee

José Oliveira Martins (CITAR-EA/Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Sofia Serra (CITAR-EA/Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Daniel Moreira (CITAR, ESMAE/Instituto Politécnico do Porto)
Paulo Perfeito (CITAR, ESMAE/Instituto Politécnico do Porto)
Telmo Marques (CITAR, ESMAE/Instituto Politécnico do Porto)

International Conference 2018: Terminology Research in Musicology and the Humanities — Conmusterm

  • 19.10.2017

We invite you to take part in the International Conference 2018: Terminology Research in Musicology and the Humanities — Conmusterm, which will take place on 25–26 May 2018 at the Music Academy in Zagreb (Croatia).

The abstract submission deadline is 15 Dec 2017 (please see the website).

Publication of the Papers for the Congress

  • 26.09.2017

Dear colleagues!
Our editorial team from The Journal of Russian Society for Theory of Music is pleased to offer you the opportunity to publish the materials of your papers for Congress of the Society for Theory of Music. Your materials may be published in English. For publishing your texts schould be made as contributions and according to the requirements which are available on our website (, and sent to e-mail address of our editorial office ( and
We are looking forward to the fruitful cooperation with you!

Third Congress of the Society for Theory of Music

  • 25.07.2017

Society for Theory of Music
Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Third Congress of the Society for Theory of Music

Dedicated to the Centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917

International Scholarly Congress
Moscow (Russia)
25–29 September, 2017

It is well known that the events of the year 1917 in Russia have made the strongest and most ambivalent impact on the course of history of both our country and the whole world. The goal of this scholarly congress is an attempt to comprehend an entire spectrum of the influences of the revolutionary events during both the year 1917 and the following history of the Soviet Union. At the same time, this is far from being the only revolutionary year that caused major social upheavals in history, and it is them that always bring both new worldviews and new languages of art into being. In consideration of this approach, the main topics (and sections) of the congress are to be as follows:

– Social Revolutions and Music Culture: the Musicians and the Power;
– The Options of Mutual Relations between Social and Artistic Revolutions;
– Scholarly Revolutions in Music Theory;
– Special section dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yuri Kholopov;
– Russia’s Musical Avant-garde of the 1920s both in and outside the USSR;
– The Fate of Russia’s Musical Art during the Soviet Period: the Forgotten Names;
– The Cultures of the Peoples of the USSR and Their Development;
– On the Questions of “Socialist Realism” in Music and of Its Heritage;
– The Musical Avant-garde of the Late Soviet Period and Its Future;
– Is Postmodernism in Music a Kind of Revolution or a Kind of Anarchy?
– The Stylistic Cataclysms: Simplicity and Complexity Today and in the Past;
– The Scientific and Technological Revolution in Music: Avant-garde experiments with Sound in Russia and Abroad during a Period between the 1920s and the 2010s.

Both the Thirty-fifth General Assembly of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME / ICEM) and the festival, in whose frameworks performances of the representatives of the confederation will be held, — together with the concerts of the three Scholarly and Art Centers: (1) of Interdisciplinary Researches of Musical Art, (2) of Electroacoustic Music, and (3) of Contemporary Music, — will be timed to the work of the last section.


1 – Hotel «City-Comfort»  (3/1А, Sredniy Kislovskiy per.)

2 – Hotel Moscow Conservatory (3/2, Sredniy Kislovskiy per.)

3 – Conference hall and Rachmaninov Hall (13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street)

4 – Entrance  (Passage to the CEAMMC and to the Oval Hall of Rubinchtein’s Museum)

5 – Brizol’s Café (2/14-8, Bryusov per.)

6 – Moscow Composer’s House (8/10-2, Bryusov per.)


1 – Hotel «City Comfort» (3/1А, Sredniy Kislovskiy per.)

2 – Hotel of the Moscow Conservatory (3/2, Sredniy Kislovskiy per.)

3 – Conference hall and Rachmaninov Hall (13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street)

4 – Entrance (Passage to the CEAMMC and to the Oval Hall of Rubinchtein’s Museum)

5 – The passage to the Ceammc and the Oval hall of Rubinstein’s Museum)

The passage through the Ground floor of the Great Hall building is open from 10 to 18 hours

International conference for PhD students “Musicology (in)action: Past musics, present practices, future prospects”

  • 24.03.2017

The Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia will host, under the aegis of the Hellenic Musicological Society, an international conference for PhD students entitled “Musicology (in)action: Past musics, present practices, future prospects” in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 9 to 11 of February 2018.

Call for papers deadline: May 30, 2017.

For more information please see here.

Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization

  • 09.03.2017

3–6 April 2018, New York City

In 2018 The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation celebrates the centennial of its founder, Barry S. Brook (1918–1997). A musicologist with a global vision who lived and worked both in  New York and in Paris, his scholarly interests were broad: His research covered secular music from the Renaissance, the 18th and the 19th century, as well as music iconography, the social history of music, and aesthetics. In later years he became fascinated with ethnomusicology. His interest in the control of music sources and resources together with his vision of a global research community and the use of computers for humanities research led him to found Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and to cofound the Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), along with many other publications and series.

To celebrate his vision and accomplishments, The Brook Center is organizing an international conference on the topic of Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization, which will take place from Tuesday, 3 April to Friday, 6 April 2018, at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, in New York City. We are inviting papers based on new research that address the multifaceted topics of music scholarship transcending national, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries. If music theorists, historical musicologists, and ethnomusicologists inhabit separate societies, publish in separate journals, and adhere to separate methodologies and literatures, this conference seeks to nourish a dialogue that looks at music research as a whole. After U.K.’s Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election, which signal the end of an era and the emergence of a new world, a critical look at our discipline and its international position is ever more timely. With this in mind we are particularly seeking discussions on 21st-century musicology in the context of social, cultural, economic, and political structures, and the impact of 20th-century globalization or its perceived limits.

We seek to inspire papers and panels on the following themes:
Applied ethno/musicology
Breaking the musicology-ethnomusicology divide
Ethno/musicology and economics
Ethno/musicology and mobility
Ethno/musicology and political systems
Ethno/musicology and postcolonialism
Ethno/musicology outside the academy
Global issues Institutions and societies

Please submit a proposal, with title and an abstract of no more than 300 words, and include contact information (address, phone, and email) before 1 June 2017. Proposals for whole panels are welcome.

The Barry S. Brook Center
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
Attn: Tina Frühauf: TFruhauf at