Official Launch of Orthodox Music Society’s New On-Line Journal

Joensuu, Finland – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music ( is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of its new peer-reviewed online journal, Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (JISOCM).

The first edition of the JISOCM features research papers about 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, an examination of Marian festal hymnography, and book reviews.

“We have worked hard over the past year to bring this project to fruition, and are delighted by the range and quality of the contributions to the first issue,” said the Rev. Ivan Moody, ISOCM chair and member of the JISOCM Editorial Board.

The Journal’s Board of Honour comprises Professor Svetlana Kujumdzieva (Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Professor Emerita Hilkka Seppälä (University of Eastern Finland) and Professor Christian Troelsgaard (University of Copenhagen), while its Advisory Board is made up of distinguished scholars in the field of Orthodox church music:

Dr Yuliya Artamonova, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow
Dr Nicolae Gheorghiţă, National University of Music, Bucharest
Dr Alexander Lingas, City University, London
Dr Aleksander Naumow, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Dr Nicolas Schidlovsky, Princeton University

With the first issue of the Society’s journal now available in PDF format via the ISOCM website, submissions for the second issue of 2014 are encouraged, and can be sent to the Secretary of the ISOCM, Dr Maria Takala-Roszczenko:

Future editions of the JISOCM will also be available at an annual membership fee and for registered members of the Society.

The Society, founded in 2005, serves international musicians and scholars with opportunities to gather for conferences, share experiences, knowledge, and the joy of Orthodox liturgical chant. For more information, visit the Society’s website at:

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