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Even if you missed out on registering for the upcoming, online Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium, you can still catch three incredible Symposium events that have been opened up to the public! Two keynote addresses and a special musical performance will be livestreamed, courtesy of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Symposium cohosts The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM). Information on each event and where to watch is below.

Keynote Address 1 - Music as Liturgy: Models from Ancient Syriac Christianity

By Dr Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT

Streaming LIVE at

Keynote Address 2 - Liturgy as Music

By Father Ivan Moody

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT

Streaming LIVE at

Piano Performance - A Bright Sadness: Piano Works Inspired by Orthodox Chant

By Dr. Paul Barnes

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT

Streaming LIVE at

In addition, this year's Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium is dedicated to Archpriest Sergei Glagolev in honor of his life and legacy in the field of Orthodox Church music. A public dedication ceremony will be held this Thursday, June 11 at 5 p.m. EDT.

That will be streamed live at

The 2020 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium is the third of its kind hosted in North America hosted by the Finland-based ISOCM, and the first co-organized with the New York-based St. Vladimir’s Seminary. As one of the largest gatherings of Orthodox church musicians anywhere in the world over the last 20 years, this year’s event has garnered interest from Orthodox and non-Orthodox musicians alike. Over 200 people from twelve countries, thirty-nine US states, and six Canadian provinces are set to participate.