School of Music

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,

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