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The Council of Professional Associations is a committee comprising one representative from professional associations around the world.

Council of Professional Associations

The Council of Professional Associations is a partnership open to any professional organisation whose values and aims are consistent with those of ISME. Benefits include:

  • Mutual promotion of activities and campaigns
  • Access to mutual networks for projects and/or future world conferences
  • Strengthening global collaboration
  • Including information in each other's communications including in delegate packs at the world conferences
  • Opportunity to propose a volume in the partnership strand of the ISME/Routledge book series
  • Featured on the ISME website as an ISME partner and use of a dedicated logo designating this partnership 
  • Providing one representative to the Council of Professional Associations
  • A printed copy of each of the four issues per annum of IJME and access to the online version

To apply to become a professional association partner, download the application below.

Note: Members of the Council of Professional Associations do not have voting rights at ISME. To qualify to vote you must be an individual member.


CoPA Partners of ISME

The list of ISME's CoPA partners as of September 2023 are: 

  Country CoPA Partner Website
1 Argentina Ascoiacion E Docentes de Musica (ADOMU)
2 Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA)
3 Australia Kodaly music Education - Australia
4 Australia Australian Society of Music Education (ASME)
5 Belgium LUCA School of Arts
6 Belgium Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)
7 Brazil Associação Brasileira de Educação Musical (ABEM)
8 Burundi Institut de Musicololgie de Gitega
9 Canada Canadian Music Educators Association
10 Canada Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (SMEA)
11 China Tutti Youth Music Festival -
12 Egypt Helwan University
13 Greece Greek Society for Music Education (GSME)
14 Greece Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri" of The Friends of Music Society
15 Hong Kong The Hong Kong Children's Choir
16 Hong Kong Hong Kong Post-Modern Orchestra Association
17 Hong Kong Hong Kong Association for Music Educators
18 Hong Kong Parsons Music Limited
19 India Carnatic Gurukulam -
20 India Musicea - Exam Board
21 India Musicea
22 India Harmony The Music School
23 India Indian Music Experience (IME)
24 India Vidya Subramanian Academy
25 Ireland Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI)
26 Italy Società Italiana per l'Educazione Musicale (SIEM)
28 Kenya Music Education Research Group (MERG) - Kenya
29 Kenya Pro Guitar Academy Malindi
30 Kenya PASMAE
31 Mozambique Associação Moçambicana para a Educação em Artes Musicais (SMEAM)
32 Netherlands Dutch Association for Music Education (Gehrels Muziek Educatie)
33 New Zealand Menza -
34 Norway Norwegian Musician's Union
35 Philippines Philippine Society for Music Education (PSME)
36 Portugal Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical
37 Portugal Portuguese Assocation of Music Education
38 Russian Federation Russian Federation Society for Music Education (RUSSME)
39 South Africa The South African Society of Music Teachers
40 South Africa West Coast Music Academy
41 Spain Sociedad para la Educación Musical del Estado Español (SEM-EE)
42 Switzerland Swiss Society of Music Pedagogy (SMPV)
43 Turkey Music Educators Society of Turkey
44 Turkey Bahcesehir University Conservatory
45 United States NAMM
ISME Partnership Application Form 2023 (word) Download