Countdown to ISME 2016


ISME holds World Conferences on Music Education every two years (even years).

Between ISME World Conferences on Music Education, ISME Regional Conferences may be held (odd years).

ISME is pleased to support all conferences across the world that share its distinctive mission to promote high quality music education nationally, regionally and internationally. If you would like your conference officially endorsed by ISME and to include the ISME logo in your official publicity materials, please contact the ISME Secretary General in the first instance (see: Contact link).

32nd World Conference On Music Education PDF Print E-mail

24th - 29th of July 2016, Glasgow, UK

Preliminary information

ISME and our Glasgow hosts, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, are looking forward to welcoming the music education community to Glasgow for the 32nd World Conference on Music Education. The conference website will launch soon and will contain details about submissions for presenting and performing as well as information about the range of accommodation that will be available within easy walking distance of the conference venue.

Conference venue and dates

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is the 2016 ISME host and most of the conference activities will take place in its facilities and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in the heart of Glasgow.

The conference will commence on July 24 and conclude on July 29th 2016.

Commission Seminars

The ISME Commission Seminars program will take place in the week prior to the conference at locations around the United Kingdom and in Western Europe. More details will be available soon.

About Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and was UNESCO’s City of Music in 2008, a recognition of a vibrant music scene that stretches from contemporary to classical and from celtic to country. It is the home of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the National School of Piping, the Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Centre for Traditional Music. It is also the birthplace of many of Britain’s contemporary musicians from the past six decades including Donovan, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Knopfler, Alex Harvey, members of AC/DC and Simple Minds.

The 2016 ISME World Conference will celebrate the music of Scotland in all its forms from the ancient to the modern.

Outside of music Glasgow has a rich history, famous architecture, nearby castle and lochs, distilleries and some of the world’s most challenging golf courses. The 2016 ISME World Conference also abuts the world famous Edinburg Festival and Tattoo with Festival events starting during the ISME conference and continuing on into August.

ISMA 2016 - Glasgow

About the venues

Located in the very heart of Glasgow, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is the hub of the 2016 ISME World Conference and a key provider of cultural education in Scotland. In addition to music studies, the Conservatoire offers dance, drama, production and screen programs. Its music offering includes classical, jazz and contemporary forms as well as specialisations in traditional Scottish music.

The Royal Conservatoire is in easy walking distance of all the Conference hotels and secondary venues and is an environment that ISME attendees will find well equipped, convenient and comfortable.


ISME 2016 - Glasgow

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