International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

The Study Group advocates scholarly research of music and dance in and about the given region. It serves as a forum for continuous cooperation through scholarly meetings, projects, publications and correspondence.

Southeastern Europe is a region with particularly rich music and dance traditions. The region, also known as the Balkan Peninsula, has been and still is going through social, cultural and political transitions, which are reflected in music and dance traditions. The position of this region has been historically a crossroad between eastern and western cultures. The demographic structure of its population provokes an interest to ethnomusicological and ethnochoreological research not only by scholars within the region, but also by scholars from other parts of the world. Especially over the last two decades, intensified transitions in the region are attracting research not only into the preserved traditional music and dance forms, but also research into the changes provoked by the contemporary situations.

The Study Group Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe is open to all ICTM members who are involved in the field of research in traditional music and dance, either as specialists in the field or in related fields which include consideration of materials relevant to traditional music and dance in Southeastern Europe.

The Study Group has organises an international Symposium every two years and publishes the proceedings.

Chairperson: Velika Stojkova Serafimovska (Macedonia)

Email: lika73@yahoo.com

Vice Chairperson: Mehmet Ocal Ozbilgin (Turkey)

Email: ocal.ozbilgin@ege.edu.tr

Dance Liaison: Selena Rakochevic (Serbia)

Email: selena@rakocevic.rs

Music Liaison: Lozanka Peycheva (Bulgaria)

Email: lozanka.peycheva@gmail.com

Secretary: Liz Mellish (UK/Romania)

Email: eliznik@eliznik.org.uk

SECOND MEETING - IZMIR, TURKEY - 7-10 April, 2010

7-10 April, 2010

IZMIR, TURKEY

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
April, 2009

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 30 October 2009

We are pleased to announce the Second Meeting of the ICTM Study Group for Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe and invite proposals to be submitted by 30 October, 2009. Please note that in accordance with our aims and objectives as a Study Group of the ICTM this bi-annual event is not a general conference but a Study Group meeting or workshop dedicated to two selected themes which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.

Report - Struga September 4-8, 2008

The Study Group for Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe held its first symposium in Struga (Macedonia), in September 4-8, 2008. The symposium was connected with the international manifestation “Struga Musical Autumn” which has more than thirty years history in the cultural life of Macedonia. The meeting was organized by Macedonian Composers’ Association – SOKOM, and was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

ICTM STUDY GROUP ON MUSIC AND DANCE IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

Dear fellow members of ICTM, it is our pleasure to announce the official establishment of a study group devoted to music and dance in southeastern Europe within the International Council for Traditional Music.

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