Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The ISME World Conference on Music Education Thessaloniki, Greece July 15-21, 2012

Although still not widely recognized in Canada, the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conferences are widely recognized for their research into and promotion of music education and its benefits at all performance levels to all members of society.

The 2012 ISME conference theme “Music Paedeia” means to serve humankind in a way that will elevate it to higher levels of self awareness through music. This philosophy will be examined through an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of music education including: Pedagogy, Sociology, Musicology, Theory, Medicine, Teaching Practices, Psychology, Ethno-Musicology, Philosophy, and School Administration.

The value of experiencing one of the World Conferences is immense. There are numerous learning opportunities through interaction and idea sharing with a wide range of conductors, teachers, music educators and performance groups from around the world. Extensive programming includes a rich blend of concerts, presentations, workshops, a trade show and opportunities to participate in multiple general assemblies.
One 2012 ISME Forum will focus exclusively on the activities and concerns of independent, private and studio teachers of instrumental or vocal performance. In addition to a Special Interest Group (SIG) to study and further develop the El Sistema model linking music and a social purpose, other Commissions include: Early Childhood Music Education, Music in Schools and Teacher Education, Community Music Activity, Education of the Professional Musician, and Music in Cultural, Educational and Mass Media Policies.

ISME 2012 World Conference activities will all be
in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall,
one of the most advanced concert venues in Europe.
The venue for the 2012 ISME World Conference is Thessaloniki, Greece - renowned for ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments, charming shopping thoroughfares, and indulgent local cuisine - a fusion of Greek, Balkan and Southeastern European influences that co-exist in a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment where visitors always feel welcome. Shopping, dining and social attractions are all easily accessible from tourist areas via walking or a quick trip on public transit; and the boardwalk, along which most of the ISME host hotels are located, is a popular dining and unwinding area with both tourists and locals alike.

For more information on ISME, the 2012 World Conference, application deadlines and opportunities for touring Greece please contact Carla Ala-Kantti at MKI Travel, the Only ISME-appointed Global Travel Provider for ISME 2012 World Conference Performing Groups by phone at 613-234-1234 ext. 3367 or e-mail to It’s going to be a wonderful time!

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