Held in Helsinki, Finland, from 2-7 August 2020, the conference will bring together music education professionals from around the world to explore the theme, Visions of Equity and Diversity.
Conference venues include Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Music Centre and the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, which is also a conference partner.
ISME 34th World Conference theme
ISME President 2018-2020, Susan O’Neill, said:
‘The ISME 2020 World Conference aims to foster global understanding and cooperation by strengthening ties and sharing ideas that promote music education as a culturally responsive, inclusive and lifelong transformative journey.
‘Given the current global reality, the conference theme, Visions of Equity and Diversity, is a timely reminder of music’s power to unite our humanity while respecting our differences.
‘The conference theme encourages opportunities for dialogue and international collaborations that are thought-provoking and innovative and that place equity and diversity at the heart of music education scholarship and practices worldwide.’
Call for Submissions and Performance Groups
To find out more about the Call for Submissions (closing date 1 October 2019), please click here.
To find out more about the Call for Performance Groups (applications deadline 31 August 2019; successful participants notified by 15 October 2019), please click here.