In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very happy to introduce Costin Moisil. Costin graduated from  the National University of Music in Bucharest and from the University of Athens (Ph.D). Costin is a current researcher at the National University of Music, Bucharest.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us, Costin!

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“I am the second from left, the one who holds the cross. I was there on field research, with the pilgrims from Derșida village, heading to Nicula monastery (2012). Every year they go on foot to the monastery (3 days, 150 kilometers!!) and return. Of course, religious songs take an important place in the pilgrimage.” Costin Moisil

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Yet Another First Day of School

I think we can all agree that the anticipation felt from the “first day of school” prompts vibrant memories. For me, year after year, there has always been the excitement mixed with nerves about meeting new classmates, the decision of what my first-day outfit will be, and the dreaded first-day-of-school photo session outside my house. Then again, I was also always pleasantly surprised to find mom’s celebratory first-day chocolate chip cookies waiting for me when I got home.

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