Please accept this warm invitation to join us in Glasgow in July 2016 for the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education.
You will be treated to a magnificent array of concerts featuring some of the world’s most exciting music from across the globe. Keynote speakers, researchers and practitioners will stimulate your thinking in ways that are sure to impact your own practice and research.
Come and connect with musicians and music educators who can play an important role in your future. Whatever your sphere of interest, traditional or contemporary in any culture, you’ll find something to whet your musical appetite.
We are making a huge drive to embrace the popular music world and welcome music industry experts in playing a vital role in our Glasgow conference. Come and share your ideas for pioneering future directions in music education as we learn from each other and aim to promote access to quality music education for all across the world.
Since joining ISME, I, and many others, can attest to embarking on a life-altering journey that has given us ever-expanding connections with colleagues across the world. These have led to friendships and professional opportunities that would never otherwise have materialized. The Glasgow conference will give you the opportunity to celebrate with old and new friends, share your world with others, learn new ideas, network professionally, and be culturally enriched.
We are delighted to welcome all of ISME to Glasgow and to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I would like to thank you for all that you do to teach young people, foster engagement and understanding and help promulgate the great traditions of music throughout the world. While you are here we plan to show you what makes our city and institutions such fertile ground for artistic development. We break down barriers between our arts, encourage devised and newly composed work to sit alongside accepted classics and do all of these activities in a range of spaces that inspire our artists to reach out to people from all sectors of society. I hope you will be inspired and rejuvenated from your time in Scotland and look forward to meeting many of you over the next several days.