ISME Electronic Postcard #138

ISME Electronic Postcard #138



30th ISME World Conference on Music Education - updates

February 14, 2012


1. 30th ISME World Conference on Music Education - updates

Early Bird - Register now to get the lowest fees!

Please do not leave this to the last minute! - log in now as a member to register and pay the lowest fee!

  • Only one delegate can register on each form;
  • Accompanying persons must be registered on the form of a full delegate.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

ISME and the 2012 COG are excited to present the following distinguished speakers:

  1. Nikos Kypourgos - Greece: Monday 16 July
  2. John Baily - UK: Tuesday 17 July
  3. Miguel Angel Peña Mora - Costa Rica: Wednesday 18 July
  4. Plenary Session: Thursday 19th July
  • ISME Gibson Awards Presentations
  • Keynote address by Wilfried Gruhn on ISME Honorary President, Leo Kestenberg. Title: Leo Kestenberg, the well-known unkown. A pioneer of internationalism and universalism in music education.
  1. Plenary Session: Friday 20th July
    Philosophy Panel: Reflections on the theme of the Conference theme "Music Pædeia: from Ancient Greek Philosophers towards Global Music Communities"
    Sub-title: The issue of Music Pædeia in the light of current trends and challenges.
  • Paul Lehman (chair)
  • Wayne Bowman
  • June Boyce-Tillman
  • David Elliott
  • Panagiotis Kanellopoulos

see ISME website for more details!


Other News


2. ISME Sonar Award Presentation

NAMM and the NAMM Foundation Receive 2012 Global Sonar Award from the International Society for Music Education
-- Guitarist Stanley Jordan helps ISME President Graham Welch confer first-ever award to NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond for resounding support to the cause of music and music education (read more)


3. SupportMusic Coalition webcast - view now!

The SupportMusic webcast video will be uploaded for viewing on Monday, 1/30. I will send another notice once it is up and ready. The link is

5. And finally...

To all ISME members who celebrate the Chinese New Year, "Happy New Year of the Dragon!"


4. Photos for ISME

Do you have photos taken at ISME events? We would like you to share them!!

The photos could be on all Musics, including popular as well as classical and traditional and cover all age groups across the lifespan, different locations, people making music who are Differently abled, Individuals or in Groups.

All photos should have captions, give the name of the person who took the photo(s) and provide copyright information.

Please send your contributions to:




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