We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the IMS Study Group “Music of the Christian East and Orient”, chaired by Maria Alexandru. The study group has the following mission statement:
The IMS Study Group “Music of the Christian East and Orient” brings together specialists in different fields of Eastern and Oriental Christian Chant, such as Greek, Romanian, Slavonic, Syrian and Arab, Georgian, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, among others, in order to promote collaboration in long-term research concerning major topics in Eastern and Oriental Christian music, for example, modality, notational systems, dialectics of written and oral transmissions, music theories and didactics, performance practices, history, styles and repertories, historiographies, musicological analyses, editorial themes, epistemological issues, among others, allowing for multiple comparative approaches.
The study group is open to scholars working in any of the above-mentioned fields. If you wish to become a member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.