Budanov A.V. Ph.D. of Art, a member of the Theatre Union of Russia, associate Professor of history and theory of performing arts, of the World Musical Department of the State Classical Academy of Maimonid. Moscow

Chernova Tatyana. Graduate of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, now Associate Professor at its Music Theory Department; Ph.D. in Art Studies. A series of articles are published. Author of a book "Dramaturgy in Instrumental Music" (Moscow, 1984).

Polina Dessiatnitchenko is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Her thesis centers on the improvisatory musical journey of the Azerbaijani mugham dastgah. She is currently taking tar lessons and conducting archival research in Azerbaijan as a W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellow.

Violetta N.Yunusova, Doctor of Art, professor of Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory.