ISME International Music Conference – Finland

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ISME International Music Conference – Finland

August 2 - August 7

Welcome to ISME (International Society for Music Eduction) 2020

The University of the Arts Helsinki is honored to have the opportunity of hosting the 34th World Conference of the International Society of Music Education. The conference theme Visions of Equity and Diversity reflects very well the strategy of our university: We aim to strengthen the quality and impact of arts together with arts research and cultivate new practices and discourses that introduce innovative visions of the ways in which the arts can reform society and create a more sustainable future.

The University of the Arts Helsinki was launched in 2013 when the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki merged. Helsinki and the Sibelius Academy also hosted the 19th world conference of ISME in 1990. The 1990 theme was Music Education Facing the Future. At that time, we felt that we had already lived through a period of rapid and radical changes. No one could have prophesied the kind of huge transformation the whole world was facing towards the end of last century – not to mention the decades after that.

By meeting each other as fellow human beings, and as music educators, by sharing our knowledge, experiences and feelings we can together build ways of facing the future again and again. We will do our best to make the 34th ISME Conference a memorable and enjoyable occasion, which will be rewarding, constructive and valuable for every delegate.

On behalf of the University of the Arts Helsinki and all friends of ISME in Finland we cordially invite you to join the 34th ISME World Conference in August 2020.

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August 2
August 7
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