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Sectors

In the academic year 2008-2009 the Department of Music Studies was divided into three sectors. This division is mostly of administrative nature, but also serves as means of unifying individual disciplines into wider areas of scientific research. The three Department sectors and their associated scientific fields are the following:

1. Sector of Historical and Systematic Musicology

The Sector focuses on the history and systematic research of European and Greek music and musical instruments from antiquity to the modern era. It examines the aesthetic, philosophical, ideological, and social dimensions of music, issues of historiography and the theory of music, the methodology of source interpretation, music theory and notation, as well as music synthesis.

The faculty members comprising the Historical and Systematic Musicology Sector are the following:

  • Νικόλαος Μαλιάρας, Professor, Director

  • Μάρκος Τσέτσος, Professor

  • Ίρμγκαρντ Lerch – Καλαβρυτινού, Professor

  • Γεώργιος Φιτσιώρης, Associate Professor

  • Ιωάννης Παπαθανασίου, Associate Professor

  • Πύρρος Μπαμίχας, Associate Professor

  • Στυλιανός Ψαρουδάκης, Assistant Professor (tenured)

  • Παύλος Σεργίου, Associate Professor

  • Ιωάννης Φούλιας, Assistant Professor

  • Τάσος Κολυδάς

2. Sector of Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology

The Sector examines the relationship between music and culture in Greece and internationally both from a historical and a contemporary perspective. This field of research where ethnomusicology meets social and cultural anthropology treats various forms of the performing arts (narration, story-telling, singing, dancing, drama, cinematography), as well as other forms of art and their theoretical approaches, in the wider context of musical culture.

The faculty members comprising the Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Sector are the following:

  • Λάμπρος Λιάβας, Professor, Director

  • Παύλος Κάβουρας, Professor

  • Αναστάσιος Χαψούλας, Associate Professor

  • Αναστάσιος Χαψούλας, Associate Professor

  • Μαρία Παπαπαύλου, Associate Professor

  • Βασιλική Λαλιώτη, Assistant Professor

  • Νίκος Πουλάκης,

3. Sector of Sound Technology, Music Education, and Byzantine Musicology

The Sector comprises three (3) distinct scientific fields. The field of Sound Technology examines the relationship of music to contemporary technology, computer science and mathematics, through the study of music acoustics, electroacoustic music, music informatics, and audio engineering. The field of Music Education concentrates on the development of the pedagogical and didactic dimensions of music in the wider context of social and humanistic sciences, by focusing on the search, research, and continuous reflection on the theory and practice of music teaching and learning in different environments and frameworks, both within the formal and informal learning process. The field of Byzantine Musicology examines Byzantine and post-Byzantine music as a form of art and science in terms of its theory and action as well as its history and aesthetics, within the wider cultural area of Christian Orthodoxy.

The faculty members comprising the Sound Technology, Music Education, and Byzantine Musicology Sector are the following:

Sound Technology

  • Anastasia Georgaki, Associate Professor

  • Christina Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor

  • Areti Andreopoulou, Assistant Professor

  • Ioanni Peikidis

Music Education

  • Σμαράγδα Χρυσοστόμου, Professor, Director

Byzantine Musicology

  • Αχιλλέας Χαλδαιάκης, Professor

  • Δημήτριος Μπαλαγεώργος, Associate Professor

  • Θωμάς Αποστολόπουλος, Associate Professor

  • Φλώρα Κρητικού, Assistant Professor