ISME Postcard (No. 151)

ISME postcard No 151
22 October 2012

 

1. ISME SECRETARY GENERAL POST

The ISME Board of Directors is in the process of recruiting a Secretary General, following the retirement of Judy Thönell in July 2012. The advertisement for the post of ISME Secretary General is on the ISME Website, as is the post description (See Post card No. 150). The deadline for applications is 2 November 2012. The Board wishes to encourage members to spread the call through their various networks.

 

2. ISME GIBSON AWARD NEWS

In 2008, the ISME-Gibson Community Music Award was allocated to Ros Dunlop and her group during the 28th ISME World Conference in Bologna. We are proud to inform ISME members that this award continues to bear fruit. Now available is the first book about the traditional music of East Timor, Sounds of the Soul by Ros Dunlop, an output of the ISME funded project. Written for Timorese & English readers, the book includes CD & DVD, and will appeal to those interested in the traditional culture of Timor, particularly its music, and the visual splendour of the country.

The book is available internationally online tekeemedia.com/sounds-of-thesoul/ and through AMAZON, selected independent book sellers, or directly from the author. For further information: contact Ros Dunlop: rosdunlop@tekeemedia.com

 

3. ISME REGIONAL CONFERENCES

The following ISME regional conferences are confirmed as follows.

Details of the Latin American conference are still under discussion.

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
Deadline for submissions: 31st Oct 2012
Conference theme: Arts Education and the Community
For specifics on the conference theme and submission details, please go to: http://www.arts2013.sg/

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.
Submission deadline is 15th October 2012.

For further details go to http://www.eas-music.org/
ISME Pan African Regional Conference, Kampala, Uganda 29 July-1 August 2013

Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE) and Makerere University, Kampala (MUK) will host this conference in beautiful Kampala, the capital City of Uganda, a country known as the ‘pearl of Africa’ for her beauty.
Under the theme: Inter-cultural Approaches to Musical Arts Education in Contemporary Africa, proposals are invited for paper presentations, posters, symposia and workshops.

Submit a 250-word abstract to benkigozi@rocketmail.com or pasmae2013@rocketmail.com not later than 31st December 2012.
Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision via email by 28th February 2013.

 

4. MOVEMENTS IN MUSIC EDUCATION: The First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

Dates: 24 – 26 July 2013; Venue: Coventry University, UK
Deadline for abstract submission: 7 January 2013 .

For more information visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/CU/media/uploaded/EVCU/event_386/Call%20for%20papers.pdf

Registration for the conference will begin end of October

 

5. MUSIC INSPIRES- CFMTA 2013, HALIFAX

The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association’s biennial convention is scheduled for Halifax, Canada in July 2013.
Electronic Submission Deadline: 31st October, 2012.

To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.cfmta2013halifax.ca and select “Proposals” from the top menu

 

6. 20th JEUNESSES INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Date: 18 – 25 May 2013; Place: Bucharest
Age categories: three age categories – up to 14, 18 and 30 years old
Registration dead-line: 1st March 2013 – date of postmark at sender
Prizes: In a total amount of 10,000 Euro, consisting in money, instruments or scholarships
For further details please visit http://www.jmevents.ro/Presentation-s45-en.htm

 

7. INTERKULTUR CHOIR COMPETITIONS in 2013

INTERKULTUR 2013 calendar presents the following new festivals. For details, please refer to the individual websites:

1st European Choir Games July 14-21, 2013 in Graz, Austria: http://mailings.interkultur.com/c/8209561/ad26613d10b7
3rd Asian Choir Games, October 2-12, 2013 in North Sulawesi, Indonesia: http://mailings.interkultur.com/c/8209761/ad26613d10b7
1st Copernicus International Choir Festival, September 11-15, 2013 in Torun, Poland: http://www.interkultur.com/competitions-festivals/international-competitions/per-musica-ad-astra/torun-2013/
Sing’n’Joy Manila, December 11 – 15, 2013 in Manila, Philippines: http://www.interkultur.com/competitions-festivals/international-competitions/singnjoy-manila/manila-2013/

 

8. WORLD CHORAL DAY 2012

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) wishes to draw the attention of choral music lovers to this year’s event. Please visit www.facebook.com/worldchoralday for the promoting videos; or www.ifcm.net for the subscription or directly on www.worldchoralday.org.