A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
The main aims of the ICTM Study Group on Musics of the Slavic World will be in line with the general ICTM aims, and serve for the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music (songs, instrumental music, and dance) of all Slavic countries and peoples. The Study Group will be open to all ICTM members, and will show interest not only in issues of Slavic music, but also in the interaction between Slavic and neighbouring non-Slavic traditions. It will advocate the use of ethnomusicological knowledge in influencing social interaction and the course of cultural change. It will serve as a forum for continuous cooperation through scholarly meetings, projects, publications, and correspondence. The Study Group will encourage both archival research and fieldwork, seeking for advantages from different methodological approaches, and from using diverse source materials (excavations, written chronicles, daily reports, letters, treatises on music, transcriptions, sound recordings, iconographic materials, films, etc.) that will contribute to the understanding of traditional music of the Slavic-speaking peoples.
Organizational Plan. The Study Group on Musics of the Slavic World will organize an international symposium every two years in one country with a majority Slavic population (Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine) or in other neighbouring countries. The proceedings from these Symposia will be published soon afterwards according to the Guidelines of ICTM Publications.
The information concerning the 1st Study Group Symposium in 2016 will be announced soon.
The Elections were provided for the period of 3 years during the 1st Business Meeting at ICTM 43-th World Conference in Astana, July 19, 2015. Elena Shishkina (Astrakhan, Russia) was elected as the Chair of the Study Group. Rimantas Sliužinskas (Klaipėda, Lithuania) was elected as Vice-Chair, and Ulrich Morgenstern (Vienna, Austria) was elected as the Secretary. Teja Klobčar (Ljubljana, Slovenia) as Responsible for the Central Europe Slavs, Danka Lajić-Mihailović (Beograd, Serbia) as Responsible for the South Europe Slavs, and Klaus Näumann (Germany) as Responsible for the West Europe Slavs were elected the same way. All 6 mentioned above persons became a members of Study Group Scientific Committee. And it was agreed about Marija Filatova (Astrakhan, Russia) staying as Assistant of the Chair, and Halyna Kachor-Pshenichkina (Cherkasy, Ukraine) as Assistant of the Vice-Chair to help them in the Study Group activities.