35th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education 2022

17-22 July 2022, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
‘A Visible Voice’

35th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education 2022

17-22 July 2022, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
‘A Visible Voice’

Call for Submissions

ISME invites submissions for the 35th World Conference which is now open. We invite you to share ideas and help promote music education internationally!

ISME 2022 is a hybrid conference with both in-person and online presentation opportunities.

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Registration Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Open:
Tuesday 30 November 2021

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
Sunday 17 Apr 2022

Standard Registration Open:
Monday 18 April 2022

Standard Registration Deadline:
Sunday 10 Jul 2022

Conference Dates:
17-22 July 2022

Welcome message from the ISME 2022 Committee Chair 

Welcome to the 35th World Conference of the International Society of Music Education! This is the first time the conference will be back in Australia in 32 years. The last time the World Conference was held in Australia was way back in 1988, in the national capital, Canberra.  

The conference will be held in and around the Southbank Arts precinct, centring on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex and Griffith University’s South Bank Campus and the Situated adjacent to parklands, and by the Brisbane River. Brisbane has perfect weather in winter, and there is a vibrant arts scene centred around the conference location.  

The conference theme A Visible Voice is closely aligned with the values of the Australian Society of Music Education, and the broader musical landscape in Australia.  

We look forward to meeting you in 2022 and encourage you to submit stimulating proposals for consideration by the scientific committee. 

Scott Harrison
Organising Committee Chair 

Welcome message from the ISME President

The Brisbane days are here – and how we look forward to these! I see in the 35th International Society for Music Education World Conference slated for July 17th to 22nd 2022 a celebration of many things. ISME is delighted to bring together diverse voices from the colourful world of music education to one place. We intend to interrogate, share and celebrate activities, experiences, resources and notions around the thinking, performance and planning of music education in its diversity.

The ISME 2022 World Conference aims to continue ISME’s commitment to foster global understanding and cooperation by strengthening ties and sharing ideas that promote music education as a culturally responsive, inclusive, and life-long transformative journey. Given the current global reality, the conference theme A Visible Voice is a timely reminder of music’s role in strengthening our aspiration sand meeting our need for identity, affirmation and validation as individuals and communities. These fundamental needs unite our humanity and urge us to respect our differences. The conference theme encourages opportunities for dialogue and international collaborations and excursions into worlds that we know not, through music education scholarship and practice.

I appreciate the work that has been done by the Brisbane Conference Committee, led by Scott Harrison, to ensure that conference attendees enjoy the superb facilities offered by the Brisbane Convention Centre as well as the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The partnerships involved are bound to provide opportunities for members of ISME to not only participate in academic activities, but to also enjoy the cultural benefits that visiting Australia promise. The conference theme promises to attract many diverse voices to Brisbane. I hope yours, too, will be visible. Please join us and together, let’s enjoy the blessings of coming together and the unity of our voices becoming visible in what we offer the world through music education.

Karibu! Welcome!

Emily Achieng’ Akuno
ISME President 2020–2022

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