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ISME has a small team that manages the administration of the Society. Every other role is held by a member who volunteers their time and expertise for the benefit of all.

Structure

ISME has a Board of Directors, Commissions and  Forum, Special Interest Groups and  Committees, supported by a small management team.

Board and Executive

The ISME Board of Directors comprises fifteen members who, during the two years of their appointment, dedicate much of their professional and private time to executing the Society's policies and activities. They represent as many aspects of music education and as many cultural and ethnic groups as possible. Five members of the Board form the Executive. These are  the President, President Elect, Immediate Past President and two Board Members, which are invited by the President.  The 'presidential term' is a six year commitment: two as President Elect, two as President and two as Past President. The Board changes at the General Assembly, held at the World Conference.  Board meetings are held at each of the biennial world conferences (one for the outgoing Board and one for the incoming Board) and one meeting is also held in the intermediate year. Board members can hold a seat for no more than two consecutive terms, standing for election for each term.

To view the current Board click on the option below.

Commissions and the Forum

Commissions are designated in the Constitution and Bylaws and are designed to offer members opportunities to explore a specialised area in greater depth. More information about Commissions can be found on their dedicated page. Commissions are headed by a chair and there is a committee of commissioners to support the chair in their work. To view the current Commission chairs and commissioners and for the Forum team click on the option below.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups are ad hoc groups designed to offer members opportunities to explore a specialised area that is of current interest. More information about the Special Interest Groups can be found on their dedicated page. Special Interest Groups are headed by a chair and there is a committee to support the chair in their work. To view the current Commission chairs and commissioners and for the Forum team click on the option below.

Committees

From time to time, the Board may establish a committee to oversee a specific aspect of ISME's work. These are Standing Committees and Working Committees and for more information about them go to their dedicated page. To view the office bearers for these committees, click on the option below.

Management team

There is a small management team based in Melbourne, Australia which handles the administration of the Society. To view the team click on the option below.

 

United States, United States
Dr. Jody Kerchner
Dr.Kerchner is the secondary-school music and choral music education specialist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is also founder and conductor of the Oberlin...
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Hong Kong
Prof. Bo-Wah Leung
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Canada
Prof. Susan O'Neill
President of ISME
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Kenya
Dr. Elizabeth Andang'o
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Taiwan
Prof. Hsiao-Shien Chen
Special Music Education and Music Therapy Commission
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United States
Dr. Gareth Dylan Smith
Chair of the Popular Music Education SIG
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Cyprus
Dr. Natassa Economidou-Stavrou
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Kenya
Prof. Emily Achieng' Akuno
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Canada, Canada
Dr. Roger Mantie
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Botswana
Prof. Otukile Phibion
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Brazil
Dr. Flavia-Maria Cruvinel
Associate Professor of Music Education at the School of Music and Performing Arts and Assistant Dean of Extension and Culture of the Federal University of...
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India
Mrs. Sandra Oberoi
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China
Prof. Danhong Yu
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Ireland
Dr. Gwen Moore
I hold a Bachelor in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin, a MA in Music Education from University of Limerick and a PhD in Music...
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Australia
Dr. Donna Weston
Convenor of the Popular Music Education SIG
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United States
Dr. Suzanne Burton
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Australia
Dr. Bradley Merrick
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United Kingdom
Mr. Ronald Smith
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Switzerland
Sylvia Schwarzenbach
Honorary Life Member and Special Advisor to the Forum for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching and the SIG MHW
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United States
Dr. Christine D'Alexander
Christine D’Alexander holds degrees in viola performance from Arizona State University (BM) and music education from the University of Southern California (MM, DMA). Dr. D’Alexander...
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Brazil
Dr. Alda de Jesus Oliveira
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Australia
Dr. Gillian Howell
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Finland
Mr. Matti Ruippo
Convenor of the Music Technology SIG
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Australia
Dr. Annie Mitchell
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