The Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music

The Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music was created in 2013 to preserve and study the traditional music culture of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.

Main goals:

ensuring regulatory storage, research and multidisciplinary usage in science, education and cultural activities of the Folklore Archives of the Conservatoire, classified by UNESCO as related to the "Cultural Heritage" category;

internationalization of research studies on traditional music;

creation of a platform for partnership, research and creative projects;

creation of an international platform for scientific, educational and creative communication of Russian and foreign specialists communities.

Main areas of activity:

research and development;

scientific and methodical;

scientific and expert;

scientific and analytical;

research and practice;

organizational activities.

Priority research topics:

The preservation and study of the ethnomusical indigenous cultures of the Russian North.

The musical Finno-Ugric studies: the study of the foundations of world music style of the Finno-Ugric peoples with the help of modern information technologies.

Karelian World Music.

Vepsian World Music.

Sami World Music.

The funds of the Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music include:

- audio recordings (more than 15,000 units, 1969-2016);

- audio recordings of rite descriptions;

- photo and video materials;

- handwritten manuscripts: expedition diaries, catalogues, surveys;

- collection of traditional musical instruments of the Finno-Ugric peoples.

Staff:

Svetlana Kosyreva - Ph.D. in Art History, Director of the Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music

Alevtina Wojtowicz - leading specialist

Anastasia Salo - specialist

Galina Karpova - specialist

Dmitry Demin - Finno-Ugric musical instruments repair and restoration specialist

Publications:

  • Ethnomusical culture of the peoples of the Russian North (the study of the problems of preservation and transmission of traditions): collection of articles of the scientific-practical conference "Methods for the development of local vocal and instrumental traditions", October 20, 2012 / Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire; editorial board: S. Kosyreva (science editor), S. Nikolaeva (compiling editor). - Petrozavodsk, 2013. - 144 p.
  • The musical tradition of North Karelia: [collection of articles] / Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; editorial board: L. Kupets (editor in chief), S. Kosyreva (science editor), V. Shvetsov (compiler). - Petrozavodsk, 2013. - 116 p.
  • Catalogue of main audio fund collections of the Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music folklore archives / Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; editorial board: S. Kosyreva (editor), A. Wojtowicz (compiler). - Petrozavodsk, 2013. - 124 p.
  • Salo, A.V. Journeys: in 3 Volumes, Volume 1: My Land: cycle of music pieces for piano for piano four-hands/ Anastasia Salo; Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; under the general editorship of S. Kosyreva. - Petrozavodsk, 2013 – 36 p.
  • Beloborodov, A. School of chromatic kantele playing  according to Emilia Strachevskaya: study guide, 1 - 4th classes / Alexander Beloborodov / Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; Union of Composers of the Republic of Karelia; under the general editorship of  T. Ekimenko, science editor S. Kosyreva. - Petrozavodsk, 2013. - 92 p.
  • Music and folk traditions of North Karelia = Vienan Karjalan kansanrunoutta (from the collection of the folklore archives of the Petrozavodsk State Conservatoire) [Anthology] / Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; editorial board: S. Kosyreva (science editor), A. Stepanova (academic adviser), S. Nikolaeva (music editor), A. Wojtowicz (compiler), M. Kundozerova (transcriptions of poetic text), A. Salo (sheet music). - Petrozavodsk, 2013. - 96 p.
  • Piirileykki of the White Sea Karelia = Vienan Karjalan piirileikkijä / Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, Institute for Studies in Ethnic Music; general editorship  S. Kosyreva; compiler A. Wojtowicz; music editor V. Shvetsova; editor of poetic texts M. Kundozerova. - Petrozavodsk, 2014. - 40 p.

Projects:

Project "Creation of the laboratory of traditional music and systematic research of ethnic music cultures at the department of music of Finno-Ugric peoples of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire" (supervisor of the project - V.A. Solovyev). Realization of the project took place in 2010 with the financial support of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund (project № 10-04-10104-b). As a result of the project, a technically equipped laboratory of traditional music was created, the purpose of which was to ensure the development of the systematic research using the latest information technologies in the field of traditional music.

The project "Music Tradition of the Sami people of the Kola peninsula" (supervisor of the project – A.N. Kamirova, scientific expedition leader –S.V. Kosyrev) is aimed at solving problems of conservation and scientific research of the ethnomusical Russian Saami culture, which are acute for the sphere of ethnomusicology. In August 2012, with the financial support of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund (project № 12-14-10600-e "Musical tradition of the Sami people of the Kola Peninsula"), an expedition to collect and study the unique samples of the traditional music culture of the Russian Sami took place in the Murmansk region, in places of compact residing of the ethnos: Verhnetulomsky, Lovozero and Revda villages, where meetings were held with representatives of the tribal communities.

Project of the Russian Institute of Art History "Development of the concept of creating digital insurance copies of musical instruments using modern technologies".

Project "Musical tradition of North Karelia" is aimed at the preservation and the development of the cultural heritage of North Karelia. As a result of the project (2013), supported by the Ministry of Culture, a number of activities that contribute to the preservation, development and promotion of North Karelia music were carried out.