All abstracts presented in the "Turkish World Session" will be evaluated in a book by the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. It is also planned that this book will be given to attendees at the conference date.

Full Text Last Submitted: The articles should be sent to amk-azmilcon@rambler.ru by 10 June 2018.

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Türkçe - English - русский - Azərbaycan


Within the conference calendar a special day will be organized which will enable Turkic World countries to make presentation in their mother tongue and hold scientific, artistic and educational activities.

Within the scope of these activities, in line with the theme and content of Life’s Journey Through Music it is planned to reveal in an effective way the specific, rich, cultural, scientific, educational and artistic features of music in perception, application and education of music extending from past to today in the Turkish World. Decision for selection and programming of presentations and activities appropriate for the content would be made by a special scientific and art board.

Azerbaijan National Conservatory


In accordance with these objectives activities below shall be programmed;

  • Oral presentations in the format of 20 + 10 min. Presentation and Question /Answer
  • Poster presentations
  • Workshop Activities
  • Panels
  • Symposium
  • Special exhibitions consisted of various musical materials and equipment about music
  • 40 minutes conferences
  • 20 minutes performance by specially selected groups or solo concerts specific to Turkic World

Turkic Session Science and Art Committee

Chair :

Prof. Siyavush Karimi
The rector of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory, People’s artist of the Respublic of Azerbaijan. Baku, Azerbaijan


Prof. Dr. Lala Huseynova
Vice-Rector for Science work of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan


General Secretary: Azerbaijan National Conservatory Coordinator:
Assist. Prof. Dr. Başak Gorgoretti
Eastern Mediterranean University. Faculty of Education. Department of Music Education. Famagusta, TRNC
Master Fardin Mammadli
Laboratory of National Music Research of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Abbasgulu Najafzade
Head in Laboratory of National Music Research of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan
Prof. Dr. Ali Uçan
Gazi University. Faculty of Education. Department of Music Education. Ankara, Turkey (Retired). Honorary Chairman of Turkish World Music Education Association Turkey
Prof. Dr. Fattakh Khaligzade
Department of Music History and Theory of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan
Prof. Dr. Hanefi Özbek
Medipol University. Turkish Music Department. Istanbul,Turkey
Prof. Dr. Magali Kleber
Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Brazil
Prof. Dr. Masafumi Ogawa
Yokohama National University. Faculty of Education and Human Science. Japan
Prof. Suna Çevik
Gazi University. Faculty of Education. Department of Music Education. Ankara, Turkey (Retired)
Prof. Dr. Ülker Aliyeva
Laboratory of National Music Research of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan
Doç. Dr. Fakhraddin Bakhshaliyev
Laboratory of National Music Research of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. Baku, Azerbaijan
Assoc. Prof. Patrick Schmidt
University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Nuri Özcan
Medipol University. Fine Arts Design and Architecture Faculty. Istanbul,Turkey
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Yavuz Durak
Abant Izzet Baysal University. Faculty of Education. Department of Music Education. Bolu,Turkey
Arthur Gill
Music Teacher Special Education Centre VHC PHC Pakistan. Special Ed Teaching Assistant for Prospero Teaching Manchester.
Specialist Meral Mete
Hacettepe University Faculty of Education. Department of Elementary Education. Primary Education. Ankara, Turkey
Refik Saydam
MÜZED President of the Association of Music Educators . Ankara, Turkey
Richard Hallam
Hallam Creative Enterprises. United Kingdom.
Timur Davletov
TURKSOY International Turkish Culture Organization

Turkic Session Presentation and Programme Speciality

Please click for abstract submission system in Turkish for Turkic session. All the slides and visual documents should be prepared in English but the presentations can be done in Turkish, Azerbaijani, English or Rusian. There will be simultaneous translation.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 March 2018


Turkic session Book
Full text book will be prepared.

Azerbaijan National Conservatory

About the Conservatory  

Azerbaijan National Conservatory, established under the Decree signed in 2000 by the national leader Heydar Aliyev, is one of the first higher education institutions to start operating in the years of independence.
The main objective of Azerbaijan National Conservatory is to train skilled professionals for the advancement of the national music, as well as studying, and promoting it. Organizing higher music education on a scientific basis, linking education to science and practice are our most important and urgent tasks. Our ultimate goal is to shape students’ professional image and present them to the public as expert musicians. 
Composer Prof. Siyavush Ashraf oghlu Karimi, who is the recipient of the title of ‘People’s Artist' as well as the ‘Order of Glory', is the rector of Azerbaijan National Conservatory.

Academic staff
Professional teaching staff at Azerbaijan National Conservatory consists of prominent performers of folk instruments, singers, professional conductors, well-known musicologists, composers and many scholars who specialize in various fields of social science. More than one hundred fifty (150) professors work at the Conservatory that boast of holding various scientific and honorary titles including 20 People’s Artists, 13 Honored Art Workers, 27 Honored Artists and 13 Honored Teachers of Azerbaijan.

Teaching and disciplines
The Conservatory provides three levels of degrees: Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. As with all higher institutions, the ANC implements the Bologna process. Educational issues and questions relating to teaching and sciencific research are discussed at the meetings of the Scientific Council, and a collegial decision is made. Prof. Malik Guliyev, vice-rector on Educational Affairs is the head of Education at the conservatory. Following disciplines are taught at the Conservatory: folk instruments; solo singing (khananda); solo singing (national vocal); Conducting (on folk instruments); composing music; music studies; Art of Estrada; Teaching Music.

Faculty of Performing Arts
The Faculty of Performing Arts is composed of departments such as "Solo singing” (khananda), "Instrumental mugham", "Folk instruments", "General fortepiano", "Music history and theory", "Orchestration and conducting of folk instruments", "National vocal" and "Social sciences". Faculty of Performing Arts students who study folk, national wind and percussion instruments and solo singing (khananda) learn how to play tar, kamancheh, canun, balaban and piano as well mastering the secrets of the art of khananda. 
Associate Professor Leyla Guliyeva  serves as the dean of the faculty.

Scientific research
Scientific and scientific-methodical works conducted by the departments, activities of two scientific laboratories, publication of the scientific journal "Conservatory", Bachelor's degree students’ theses and dissertations of Masters, Candidate and PhD students, organization of international conferences and symposiums, seminars and roundtables held within the conservatiory make up the bulk of the scientific activity at Azerbaijan National Conservatory.
Vice-rector for Scientific Research, musicologist Prof. Lala Huseynova heads this department.


Two laboratories operate  within the ANC: "Exploration of National Music" and "Improvement  of  National musical instruments" laboratories. Laboratories seek to address urgent problems relating to the national music, national instruments, music history and theory, develop new ideas and proposals; update scientific-methodical practice; attend various conferences and symposiums and write scientific papers.
“Exploration of national music” scientific research laboratory was launched in 2003. A great deal of work has been undertaken by the laboratory since then. The laboratory has made considerable contributions to studying and researching the national music, and published several scientific papers in the local press. Libraries across the country have been very effective in providing the  employees of the laboratory with valuable knowledge, and the school administration has established very favorable conditions for the employees and supplied the laboratory with necessary technical equipment. Abbasgulu Najafzadeh, who has a doctoral degree in fine arts, is in charge of the  laboratory. 
"Improvement of  National musical instruments” scientific research laboratory was established in 2003. Laboratory focuses on improving the national musical instruments as well as inventing new ones. However, the most important goal is the restoration of our ancient folk instruments, creation of new genres and their application to performing and teaching. Improvement of tar, kamancheh, canun,  restoration of chang , creation of bass and tenor types of balaban, invention of bass tar and others are among the accomplishments of the laboratory. The laboratory is headed by Mammadali Mireli oghlu Mammadov.

International cooperation
The Department of International Relations has been operating ever since the conservatory was founded.  Department established closed ties with the similar institutions at all higher education centers across the country. It also cooperates with all the embassies accredited in the country.

Creative Collectives
Folk instruments Orchestras
Two folk instruments orchestras made up of the students of the conservatory – “Buta” and “Hemaheng” orchestras – were established upon the initiatives of rector Siyavush Karimi. Orchestras’ play a wide range of repertoire including the works by Azerbaijani, as well as Russian and European composers.

Student choir
Student choir is one of the collectives within the Azerbaijan National Conservatory. There are also two other choirs operating at the Conservatory. Choirs, led by Honored Art Worker Dilara Aliyeva and Tarana Yusifova, perform regularly at the concerts with a very diverse music program.
“Music College” and “Art Gymnasium”  within the conservatory
In accordance with the decree of the national leader Heydar Aliyev dated 10 August 2001 entitled, “On the establishment of the material and technical infrastructure of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory”, Baku Music College and Republican Art Gymnasium merged into the conservatory. Professional  teaching staff in these education centers work tirelessly to train the new generations of musicians.

Department for preparation of international students
Preparatory Department for International students was established in 2005. In this short period of time, students all over the world including Iran, Turkey, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Canada and the United States of America have applied to study in the conservatory.

Our laureates
Azerbaijan National Conservatory has achieved popularity in a short period of time. Our teachers and students have made news in Turkey, Iran, Russia, France, the USA, Canada, Arabic states, Japan, Middle Eastern republics and other places with their successful scientific works and performances. Presidential scholarship receivers, laureates of various international and domestic awards study at the ANC.

Student life
Student-Youth Organization within our University was founded in 2005. The Student-Youth Organization brings students together based on common interests and principle of volunteerism and ensures their active participation in public life.

Additional information
The conservatory has large and small concert halls, a conference hall, a mugham club decorated with national ornaments and ancient carpet patterns, a modern recording studio, a library, a reading hall, a sports and education complex, a student dorm with all necessary amenities available and more than 100 classrooms. Moreover, educational, scientific secretariat, departments for organizing concerts, trade unions and youth organizations are all integral part of the ANC.

PANEL - “Müzikte Üniversiter Eğitimin Dünyadaki Durumu”



  • Farah Aliyeva

Keynote Speakers


Workshop - Piyanoda Temel Davranışların Kazandırılmasında Dört El Çalışmalarının Önemi

Piyano eğitimi içerisinde dört el piyano çalışmaları ayrı bir öneme sahiptir ve birçok besteci bu amaca yönelik eserler ortaya koymuştur. Piyanoda dört el çalma, literatürde düet olarak da ifade edilmektedir. Dört el çalmanın özellikle başlangıç düzeyindeki öğrencilerde; ritmik beraberlik, çok sesli duyumun gelişmesi, eserin sabit tempoda kalınarak çalınabilmesi, deşifre becerisi ve müzikalitesinin gelişmesi ile çocuğun kendine güven duygusunun artması gibi konularda katkı sağladığı bilinmektedir. “Piyanoda Temel Davranışların Kazandırılmasında Dört El Çalışmalarının Önemi” başlığı adı altında; yukarıda sözü edilen kazanımların yanında, söz konusu temel davranışların kazandırılarak pekiştirilmesi amacıyla yazılmış 10 tane dört el piyano parçası seslendirilecek ve nitelikli bir piyano eğitim sürecinin hem örgün hem de amatör müzik eğitimi bağlamında değerlendirmesine çalışılacaktır.

"Kanun ve Tanbûr" Çalıştayı

1/Hüseynî Peşrev (Lavtacı Andon Efendi), 2/Hüseynî Şarkı-Senden bilirim yok bana bir faide-Tanbûrî Ali Efendi, 3/Hüseynî Şarkı-Hicran oku sînem deler-Şevkî Bey, 4/Kanun ve Tanbûr Taksimi 5/Hüseynî Şarkı-Kıvrım kıvrım n’olur dökme beline-Hanefi Özbek 6/Hüseynî Oyun Havası-Çeçen Kızı-Tanbûrî Cemil Bey

Yukarıdaki eserler icra edilecek,
Eserlerin makamı, usûlü ve formu hakkında bilgi verilecek. Kanun ve Tanbûr hakkında bilgi verilecek.

Regional Plectrum Conduts of Bağlama

Bağlama is the most important instrument of Turkish Folk Music. Regional playing styles of bağlama engendered out of some necessities during presentation. The conduct of plectrum determines the style of playing. It is possible to learn the region of a song by listening to the conduct of the plectrum. The features such as, the direction of using plectrum, the strings used, and rhythm create the regional conduct of plectrum. This study illustrates and exemplifies regional plectrum conduts of bağlama.

Workshop  - Circle Songs with Usûls and Body Percussion

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the contemporary use of Usûls (Classical Ottoman-Turkish Music Rhythm patterns) in making polyrhythmic circle songs with body percussion. The literature about those patterns date back to the 7th century. There are many composed patterns that have been travelling through ages and their composers are unknown. However, the existence and survival of a pattern is just like natural selection. If some composers use the pattern, it is not forgotten, it lives. On the contrary, if it is not used, it may be forgotten and erased from memory. At the workshop, after some warming up, we will work on the traditional way of usûl practice that is called “usûl meşki”. Usûl meşki is a form of body percussion that is practiced on the thighs. Usûls are learnt with some spoken syllables, which is a sort of vocal percussion. Some vocabulary to be mentioned is mertebe, darb, ika  and  velvele. Next step at the workshop will be the transition from traditional to contemporary use of the patterns. In the end we will be singing two or three circle songs while playing polyrhythms of short (<15 beats) and long (>15 beats) Usûlswith soft touches on our bodies while dancing. Deep concentration and fun!! 

Workshop – “Comprovisation” in Body Percussion

The aim of this workshop is to share some group-improvisation and comprovisation models to form polyrhythms and compositions through body percussion and singing. Comprovisation is a term that is generated by French Composer Etienne Rolin: a mixture of two words which are composition and improvisation. If one is composing and improvising at the same time, (s)he is “comprovising”. The workshop is a combination of body percussion workshop activities such as circle shout, which is a game, played in groups with leaders swapping in turns, and Soundpainting, a sign language for performers that is developed by Walter Thompson. The workshop begins with a body percussion warm-up that is followed by a "Spiral Improvisation" and short Soundpainting demonstration. As a result, a "Circle Shout Comprovisation Collective" is to be formed.   

Workshop - "Soundpainting"   

Soundpainting is a sign language for performers that has been developed by the composer Walter Thompson. The performance group includes actors, dancers, instrumentalists, technicians and singers. The main idea is to compose here and now, with using the creative ideas that are introduced by the performers. Performers respond to the signs of the "soundpainter (technically the conductor)" who illustrates his wishes with Soundpainting gestures that are over 1500 by number. These gestures are answers to 4 questions of who, what, when and how. This language has been started to be used in music education at some schools mainly in France recently. In my opinion, the most valuable aspect of Soundpainting in the context of music education is that it gives the performer (learner) a flexibility to create freely, without any fear to be disliked, and that is very important in supporting self-confidence and self-esteem. Secondly, Soundpainting helps to unbuild the learnt incapacity rooted borders around the definition of music that have caused humans' alienation to their musician identity through decades. The aim of the workshop is to get the participants acquainted with reading (decoding) Soundpainting. The workshop begins with short body percussion warm-up. Then some first level gestures of Soundpainting are introduced in practice, slowly. Participants are expected to join with instruments, the level of playing is not important. And otherwise everybody can join as singers. 

Uygulamalı Müzik Teknolojileri Atölyesi

Bu çalışmanın temel amacı Müzik eğitiminin her aşamasında müzik teknolojilerinin aslında var oluşu veya olması gerektiği konuları uygulamalı bir şekilde anlatılmaya çalışılacaktır. Özellikle gelişen ve değişen bilişim teknolojilerinin müzik alanına yaptığı yatırımlar, günümüz müzik eğitiminde yeni de olsa kullanılmaya başlama evresindedir.  İşte bu evrede bilinçli bir şekilde müzik eğitiminin odak noktasına yerleşmesi gereken bu teknolojilerin, özellikle seslerin doğru bir şekilde kalıcılığını sağlamak ve aktif bir şekilde kullanılmaya başlamasına dikkat çekebilmek için yaratıcılık boyutunda uygulamalı olarak ilgi duyan kişilere bilgilendirme amaçlı bir çalışma olması planlanmaktadır. Bu çalışmada müzik teknolojilerinin en temel prensiplerinden yola çıkarak örnek çalışmalar canlı bir ortam eşliğinde katılımcıların sorularını da dikkate alarak en kompleks aranje tekniklerine kadar uygulamalı olarak gerçekleştirilecektir.




ISME 2018 - 33rd World Conference of International Society for Music Education / 15-20 July 2018 / Baku / Azerbaijan