Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Annual Conference 2023
The ABO’s primary event each year is its annual conference, the major gathering of the classical music industry in the UK, with over 350 delegates drawn from orchestras both from within the UK and abroad, plus funding agencies, venues, agents, publishers and suppliers.
Our Principal Media Partner is Classic FM, with Classical Music as media partner and Help Musicians as Charity Partner.
The Guitar Show is the UK’s biggest celebration of all things guitar, with over 130 exhibitors, from electric to acoustic, from 4 to 6 to 12 strings, amps, leads, pedals, straps, strings and accessories.
Sitting alongside the Electric Hall and the Acoustic Hall are two event stages.
The Live Stage features performances all day. The full line up can be found here.
The Masterclass stage, hosted by Focusrite, features a mix of producers and artists showing you how to record at home. The line up can be found here.
Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00 Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00
Tickets and booking
Tickets (£15 for adults, £10 for children aged 8-16) will be available soon.
The annual NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and entertainment technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.
Music Education Days
The NAMM Show includes a music education-focussed program which offers music teachers and school administrators informative sessions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to preview the latest instruments, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
Benefits of attending as an educator
Music educators, administrators and instructors are invited to attend The NAMM Show. Discover the many opportunities to equip yourself with the latest industry trends, products and tools relevant to today’s music classrooms.
Access 7,000+ brands
Explore 300+ educational sessions
Connect at 150+ networking events
Experience hundreds of concerts & performances
Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U
Enjoy all the attractions around Southern California
2023 APME Conference: A New Landscape for PME: Community, Collaboration, & Critique
The Association for Popular Music Education is pleased to announce a call for participation for the 2023 APME conference, which will be held at the Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 31–June 3, 2023. The 2023 APME conference will be held in-person and virtually in a hybrid setting.
Change is constant, yet the world has seen a greater upheaval the past two years in all areas of life and society than has been seen in recent history. Popular music education (PME) has been impacted in many ways to create a new landscape for educators and musicians. What communities are newly finding their voices or are working to overcome institutional and structural barriers? How do we support more communities and help all feel welcome in PME? What new ways of collaborating have emerged since the pandemic? What critiques emerge about “the way things are done” in PME versus new or reimagined ways? The APME conference offers time for community, collaboration, and critique through discussions, demonstrations, research, panels, workshops, and performances that paint a new landscape for PME.
The 2023 EuNet MERYC Conference takes place from 4-7 July in Barcelona.
The section of Music Didactics, from the Department of Teaching Musical, Artistic and Corporal Expression in collaboration with the MERYC Conference invite researchers, educators and community members to present their work on music pedagogy aiming at young children (age 0-8).
The conference will be held at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
The 26th IKS Symposium will take place on 31 July – 4 August 2023 at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Symposium is a bi-annual international event, serving as a platform to educate, engage, support and foster connections for aspiring and experienced music educators, ethnomusicologists and musicians internationally.
This Symposium celebrates 50 years of support for the International Kodály Society, which is active in 34 countries and has Affiliated National Organizations in 16 countries. The theme for the 2023 Symposium is ‘Golden Anniversary: Connecting Humanity Through Music’.
MediaSoundHamburg is an international summer school for film music, game music and sound design that has taken place annually in Hamburg since 2011. For six days, national and international film composers, game musicians and sound designers meet international professionals and renowned experts.
In various workshops, masterclasses and the MSH Conference, participants work on concrete projects and get new ideas for their artistic work.
We support young talents from all over the world by awarding scholarships. Since 2011, we have awarded around 100 scholarships.
Festival centre and accommodation
The festival centre is the Ibis Hotel Hamburg St Pauli Messe.
The second edition of CHORALSPACE’s event for the international choral community will take place in Peja, Kosovo in September 2023.
CHORALSPACE is looking forward to a new co-operation with the Siparantum Choir, supported by their conductor and artistic director Memli Kelmendi.
Design the future of your choral community
The conference QUO VADIS CHORAL MUSIC is a collaborative meeting place for the international choral community and an open forum to contribute to a better understanding and promotion of choral projects. The keywords of the 2023 event are:
#discovery Discover the emerging choral scene in the conference region and connect your work to the growing community.
#potential Develop and unleash the potential of your ideas in an open and creative forum of professionals from around the globe.
#ambition A collaborative approach to the future of choral projects designed by the ambition of many and a sharing target.
WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival.
Over 2,700 professionals (including 300 performing artists) come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide.
Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase festival scene, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, local and diaspora cultures and urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe as well as all musical juxtapositions of these. Jazz and classical are explicitly welcome!