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The International Society for Orthodox Church Music [ISOCM] recently released the second edition of its peer-reviewed on-line Journal.

Featured in the new edition are research papers related to Orthodox Church music in the wider Greek and Russian chant traditions, two articles dealing with important aspects of Orthodox Church culture in Ukraine, and a selection of papers that had been presented at ISOCM’s June 2016 conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Individual articles and the complete second edition are available on-line, as is the complete first edition.

“We are delighted to present in this volume four significant studies on Orthodox Church music by scholars of the highest caliber working on hugely different aspects of this vast subject,” said Archpriest Ivan Moody, ISOCM Chair and Journal Co-Editor.

Submissions for the next issue, which is slated to be published in 2017, are welcomed and may be sent to ISOCM’s Secretary, Dr. Maria Takala-Roszczenko, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Founded in 2005, ISOCM offers international musicians and scholars opportunities to gather for conferences and to share their experiences, knowledge, and the joy of Orthodox liturgical chant.

In related news, Father Ivan will share his thoughts on the past, present and future of Orthodox liturgical music at a public interview to be held at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Facilitating the program will be Harrison Russin, Lecturer in Liturgical Music, and Robin Freeman, Director of Music.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

A recent interview with Father Ivan, conducted by Prof. Peter C. Bouteneff, Director of the seminary’s Sacred Arts Initiative, is available for on-line viewing.