The opening of the International Conference on Bulgarian Musicology: Retrospectives and Perspectives (70 years of musicology at BAS) will take place on 9 February (Friday), 10:00 am, Auditorium of BAS.
The conference is occasioned by the seventieth anniversary of the Institute of Music with a Museum, whose successor is the Department of Music, Institute of Art Studies, BAS. The sessions on the opening day, 9 February (10:30 am – 4:30 pm), will be held in the Auditorium of BAS), 10–11 February (10:30 am – 4:30 pm) at the Institute of Art Studies.
Forty musicologists from the Institute as well as from other Bulgarian institutions (National Academy of Music, Sofia; Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv; University of Sofia; University of Turnovo; South-West University, Blagoevgrad) and from abroad (Germany, France, USA, Canada, Russia, Serbia, Macedonia) are expected to deliver papers.
Apart from papers on the topic pertaining to the history of the department and of musicology in this country), studies in the core research areas of musicology will be presented: music theory, history, ethnomusicology.