International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Call for Proposals: 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

Call for Papers: "From voice to instrument: sound phenomenon in traditional cultural heritage of the Turkic Speaking world" 

21-23d April 2016

Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Almaty, Kazakhstan 

The ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World invites proposals for the 5th Symposium which will be held at the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Proposals on any current research are welcome!

The Keynote speaker will be Professor Karl Reichl (University of Bonn).

Proposals are invited for:

  • Papers (20 minutes with 5–10 minutes for questions)
  • Organised sessions (3 or 4 linked papers around a theme, totalling 1.5 or 2 hours)

Proposals should be submitted in the following formats:

Paper proposals: include the name and email address of the proposer, paper title, and abstract (the latter not exceeding 300 words).

Organised session proposals: include the names and email addresses of the proposer and the other participants, an overall abstract for the session (not exceeding 300 words), and abstracts for each contributor (no more than 300 words each). 


Successful applicants will be notified in January.  

Please note that all presenters must be members of the ICTM. Proposals should be submitted by email to Razia Sultanova and Saule Utegalieva