Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a structured opportunity within ISME for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching and/or research when the existing ISME organisation may not directly facilitate such activity. ISME provides SIGs with programme time at the World Conference, publicity, scheduling and prestige under the ISME umbrella. SIGs may be established by the ISME Board, following a request made by 3 advocates, representing 3 different regions or countries, and at least 20 members of ISME.
The current Special Interest Groups are:
Musicians’ Health and Wellness
Spirituality and Music Education
Practice and Research in Integrated Music Education (PRIME)
Applied Pedagogies (was Active Music Making)
Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation
Popular Music Education
This special interest group is focused on education in, through and about popular music.