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Popular Music Education


The Popular Music Education Special Interest Group held its first meeting at the 2016 ISME World Conference in Glasgow. Its primary vision is to bring together and advance thinking and research on the education of popular musicians and the practice of popular music, and to raise awareness of this important and growing discipline, under the broad ISME umbrella of music education.  


The mission of the Popular Music Education SIG is to provide a home for scholarship, practice and discussion from around the world. It is to celebrate and reflect upon participation, inclusion, aspiration, learning, excellence and advocacy in all forms of popular music education.


Popular music education, while growing rapidly in breadth and scope, is still in its developmental stages in terms of disciplinary and collegiate identity, both within the context of ISME and within its theoretical and applied context. The PME SIG provides a central focal point through which developments can be disseminated .


Members of the PME SIG organise, engage in, disseminate information about and raise awareness of other popular music education conferences, publications and forums.  This includes a close relationship with the Association for Popular Music Education and contributing to its journal. It also curates a sequence of ISME world conference presentations that are designed to further the aim of disseminating developments in popular music education.


Connect with this SIG by joining their Facebook group. You don't have to be an ISME member to join or follow.

A convenor is yet to be appointed.

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