In 2009 the Nižegorodskaâ Gosudarstvennaâ Konservatoriâ imeni M.I. Glinki launched its new quarterly journal, Konsonans. The first issue presents a chronicle of events in the life of the conservatory during the first semester of the academic year 2008–09, and discusses the activities of individual departments and personalities. The authors of contributions include both faculty members and students. The editor-in-chief of Konsonans is Tat’âna Sidneva, the head of the Kafedra Filosofii i Èstetiki and the prorector for scholarly affairs at the conservatory.
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