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Welcome to the ISME music advocacy resource centre. This is currently being constructed but in the meantime here are some places for music education advocacy resources.


The NAMM Foundation: celebrating and promoting the intrinsic value of music education.  Scroll down on their home page for a list of programs that the NAMM Foundation runs to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan.

NAfME: based in the US and designed to support US-based music educators, NAfME has a wealth of resources available for non members and those outside the US.

Parsons Music Advocacy Awards, are brought to you by ISME and Parsons Music, Hong Kong.  These awards were constituted in 2022-23 and were designed to provide funding for new and existing music advocacy programs across the world. Parsons sponsors these awards to the sum of $50,000 shared by 10 recipients.  It is envisaged that these awards will be distributed biennially.


You can read more about the music Advocacy Committee here.



08.11.2023 | News
ISME supports the Directory of Music and Music Education Institutions
ISME has launched a new directory of music and music education institutions around the world.
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Peter Webster join the conversation
30.03.2018 | News
Rethinking Music Education: Encouraging Creative Thinking in Sound Across all Musical Experiences
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Early childhood music teachers in Sakha Republic, Russia
18.09.2017 | News
ISME sponsors program for early childhood teacher training in Russia
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11.02.2016 | Music Education for All
Keep Music Strong
ISME Sponsor, NAMM, through the NAMM Foundation publishes advocacy resources
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11.02.2016 | Music Education for All
Why Music Matters
ISME sponsors, NAMM - through the NAMM Foundation - enabled the publication of this from the Arts Education Partnership
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11.02.2016 | Music Education for All
The Power of Music
A research synthesis on the impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children.
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