Music Department

Esoteric Music, Music Performance, & Music Research Symposium

Dates: February 22 & 23, 2020

Location: Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14618

Paper Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019. Proposals received by October 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

Call for papers

This symposium seeks to bring together music scholars, performers, and teachers with a sincere interest in the intersection of music and esoteric ideas and practices.

Proposal abstracts should be limited to 500 words and sent in pdf form to Marjorie Roth, mroth1@naz.edu.

Topics touching upon, but not limited to, the following topics are welcome.

  • Music & the Pythagorean Tradition (number, sacred geometry)
  • Music & Esoteric Experience (spiritual/religious/mystical)
  • Music & Cosmology
  • Music & Contemplation
  • Music & Esoteric Symbol (sound, text, image)
  • Music & Esoteric Traditions (alchemy, astrology, Hermetism, Freemasonry)
  • Music & Alternative Realities
  • Esotericism & Music Pedagogy
  • Esotericism in Music Performance and/or Composition
  • The Harmony of the Spheres

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