Ivan Moody is a composer, conductor and Orthodox priest. He is currently Professor of Church Music at the University of Eastern Finland, and is Chairman of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music. Recent compositions include Simeron for vocal trio and string trio, commissioned by the Goeyvaerts Trio, Fioriture for solo piano, to be premiered by Paul Barnes at the Lincoln Center, and Qohelet, for the Italian ensemble De Labyrintho. He is currently working on commissions from the Cistermusica Festival and BBC Singers, and will be composer in residence at Biola University in October 2014. Recent publications include articles on Gubaidulina and Godár, and he has just completed a book on modernism and Orthodox spirituality in contemporary music.