Due to the world circumstances, the 34th ISME World Conference was cancelled and a ‘flavour’ is being staged online. This reflects the original theme for the 34th ISME World Conference of Visions of Equity and Diversity, a timely reminder of music’s power to unite our humanity while respecting our differences.
The program is as follows:
There are two types of sessions as well as the General Assembly.
Presidential Sessions: These are the President’s selection of papers that collectively best represent the conference theme of equity and diversity, and that would have showcased the week’s program overall. These are now presented as recordings. These videos will be released in the morning of the date shown below. There is no need to register but the sessions will only be available to ISME members.
Thought Leader Session: This session is designed to bring a different perspective to our music education community. It enables us to hear from others in our wider world, who we may not otherwise encounter. The session is hosted by Susan O’Neill, ISME President and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Time shown is Helsinki time. To check the time in your zone we use World Time Buddy. The session will also be recorded. Participants at the live event will be encouraged to ask questions. Again, this session is only open to ISME members. The link to register for the Thought Leader session has been sent to members by email. It can also be found on this page and members will need to log in to access that page. Note: the registration will close an hour before the session.
All sessions will be accessible from a dedicated web page and members need to log in to access it.
Monday 3 August
Wednesday 5 August
Thursday 6 August
Thought Leader Session
Deborah Cheetham in conversation with Margaret Barrett. 2am Helsinki time. Live event and registration required.
4pm Helsinki time. All members are encouraged to attend. A recording will be available.
Friday 7 August
Note that the ISME COMMISSIONS can be found here https://www.isme-commissions.org/