The Composers’ Association of Macedonia - SOKOM is founded in 1947 as a non-governmental and non-profitable organization of composers and musicologists. Its main purpose is to promote the rich musical heritage, Macedonian composers and their music, raise their position in the society, instigate artistic creation and develop intercultural exchange.
SOKOM’s main activities are focused on:
SOKOM has published over 200 records, CDs, audio and video tapes with works by Macedonian composers, and also more than 2500 titles of music literature scores, professional and educational books by Macedonian composers and musicologists.
SOKOM is a specialized concert agency that organizes concerts of classical and contemporary music. SOKOM is one of the greatest promoters of Macedonian music in the country and abroad.
Festivals, conferences and music events
SOKOM is organizer of the annual international festival “Days of Macedonian Music”, held at the end of March/beginning of April in Skopje. The festivals offers a wide programme presenting numerous premieres of works by Macedonian and world composers. SOKOM also organizes “Struga Music Autumn”, an annual event held in September, consisted of a musicology conference and concerts of traditional Macedonian music. SOKOM is the main organizer of “Virtuosi” – an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the field of music and ballet performance, composition and publishing in Macedonia.
SOKOM is founder of the ensemble of contemporary music "ConTempora". The ensemble counts 20 members and is dedicated to performance and promotion of new works by Macedonian and foreign composers.
SOKOM collaborates and exchanges projects with many foreign organizations. SOKOM is an active member of ECSA - European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, ECPNM - European Conference of Promoters of New Music and ECF – European Composers Forum.
Presidents of Composers's Association of Macedonia
1947 - Petre Bogdanov Kochko
1950 - Todor Skalovski
1951 - Trajko Prokopiev
1952 - Todor Skalovski
1953 - Trajko Prokopiev
1955 - Todor Skalovski
Traditionally, SOCOM each year presents musicians with three awards: Life achievement award, award for best premiere performance of a work by a Macedonian composer and award for best performance of a work by a Macedonian composer.
How to become a member
Membership in the Composers' Association of Macedonia is determinted with the Statute of SOCOM. The following link presents some of the criteria for gaining membership..
Members of the Board:
1. Marko Kolovski
2. Jana Andreevska
3. Branka Kostic Markovic
4. Robert Sazdov
5. Valentina Velkovska-Trajanovska
6. Kokan Dimushevski