MARIA TAKALA-ROSZCZENKO

Assistant Professor

I am the acting professor of church music (Orthodox) at the UEF School of Theology. As the vice-head of the School of Theology, I am in charge of the study programme of Orthodox theology.


My work consists of teaching and researching in the School of Theology. In my doctoral dissertation (2013), I investigated the Latinization of the Eastern Rite liturgy in the 17th-18th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the context of the Feast of the Holy Eucharist (Corpus Christi). My research interests today include, for example, questions of nationality and Orthodox liturgical identity, and the development of the cantor's profession and congregational singing in the Finnish Orthodox Church in the interwar period. I am in the editorial board of three academic journals: Ortodoksia, The Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, and Teologia.fi.

Contact info

Organization

School of Theology, Orthodox Theology

Email

maria.takala@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 380 4609

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Teaching Activities

My lectures focus on different aspects of Eastern Rite church music: history, hymnology, local traditions, composition styles, Slavic neumatic notation, and research methodology. I teach students of church music and theology from basic to advanced level. I also supervise theses on all levels: candidate, master, and doctoral.

Societal Activities

I am a board member and the editorial secretary of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music. I am also a board member and the treasurer of the Finnish Society of Byzantine Music. From the spring of 2021, I have also been a member of Filantropia (Orthodox Church Aid and Missions).

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