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ISME Postcard (No. 154)

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ISME postcard No 154

6 February 2013


Emily Akuno, the ISME Interim Secretary General (21.07.2012-07.01.2013), wishes to convey great appreciation to the Membership and leadership of ISME for the support and cooperation extended to her during this tenure. She extends a big thank you to the Board for much needed direction and the finance officer and webmaster duo who facilitated many of the processes. Emily asks that the ISME membership extend a warm welcome to Angela Ruggles who commenced in the role of Secretary General effective 7 January 2013, and the much needed cooperation that will make her work successful.



The ISME Regional Conferences are proudly supported by ISME Sponsor, The NAMM Foundation. We are pleased to announce the following ISME Regional conferences for 2013.

ISME European Regional Conference, Leuven, Belgium 13-16 February 2013

The European Association for Music in Schools, EAS, hosts the 21st European Association for Music in Schools/ISME European Regional Conference 2013 in Lemmensinstituut, Leuven, Belgium. The theme for this conference is The Reflective Music Teacher. For further details go to

ISME Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Singapore 17-19 July 2013

The 9th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (APSMER) will be held in Singapore from 17th-19th July, 2013. Conference theme: Arts Education and the Community. For further details, visit

ISME Pan African Regional Conference, Kampala, Uganda 29 July-1 August 2013

Hosts: Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE) and Makerere University, Kampala (MUK) Theme: Inter-cultural Approaches to Musical Arts Education in Contemporary Africa, proposals are invited for paper presentations, posters, symposia and workshops. For more information, or

9th ISME Latin-American Regional / 2nd Pan-American Conference

This will be held in Santiago, Chile, in September 2013, hosted by Facultad de Artes of The University of Chile. For further details go to

Educating the Creative Mind Conference 2

  • An International Conference on Arts-Based Education
  • Date: May 30-31, 2013
  • Venue: Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
  • For more information, please see

2013 Examining the Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education Conference

  • Date: August 7 – 8 2013
  • Venue: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Deadline for Proposal submission February 8th 2013
  • For more information, contact Sharon Malley at (202) 416- 8863 or e-mail:

Researching Music Censorship

  • 6-8 June 2013
  • University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The conference is organized by the Nordic Research network and funded by the research agency NordForsk
  • The deadline for proposals for papers has been extended to 20 February 20 2013
  • For more information contact Annemette Kirkegaard


Personhood and Music Learning, edited by Susan O’Neill, is a scholarly but accessible exploration of personal action and experience across diverse music learning contexts. It offers interesting and challenging insights into persons making meaning and connections with music—critical for understanding choices and decisions that impact people’s lives. Further information and book purchases can be made at:


Since the past biennium, ISME decided to organise its membership subscriptions on a two-year basis. The current registration for many members has already lapsed, and renewals should therefore be made as soon as possible in order to avoid account cancellation. We encourage members to confirm their membership status by logging onto the ISME membership website ( and responding accordingly. We would also ask members to invite a friend, colleague, student to join the society. There are varying membership fee categories, based on the United Nations HDI articulations. ISME membership gives you the opportunity to share what you have with others, and to access what others have made available.

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Simply click on My Subscriptions and you will see a list of your subscriptions.

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If your most recent subscription is for 2012-2014, you do not need to renew yet… you have one more year!!!

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If your most recent subscription is for 2011-2013, you need to renew, if you would like to keep receiving ISME membership benefits.