Call for Performance Groups

The 2022 ISME World Conference Organizing Committee invites musical groups / ensembles and multi-disciplinary groups (to include music) to submit applications to perform during the 35th ISME World Conference to be held between July 17 and 22, 2022.

The theme for the 2022 ISME World Conference is A Visible Voice, the theme helping us to ‘see’ the different voices that ‘music’ presents by empowering music educators towards the creation of a more just, more socially embracing and more economically supportive society.

A Visible Voice recognises the legitimacy of each community’s music practice as a valid strategy for their socialisation and development. It is crucial that each music tradition finds space within the activities espoused by ISME.  For teacher and researcher alike, there is need for respect and recognition of one’s opinion, position and perception, no matter their station, because every experience is valid and has something to contribute to ISME’s global agenda of enhancing human lives through quality music education. The 35th World Conference provides a platform where, globally and at personal levels, what we do makes a difference as we provide the diversity that our membership represents.

Similarly, the concerts performed by ensembles are extremely important as a way to share the music of different genres, styles, traditions and cultures during the Conference.

Key Dates

Submissions open CLOSED
Submissions deadline CLOSED
Performance notifications 13 December 2021

Secure your spot!

Registrations are open to ISME members only. To join or renew your ISME membership, click here.

Key Submission Information

All applicants will have to provide all necessary information via the submission portal:

  • Group name
  • CV
  • Sample/proposed program
  • Instrument list
  • Technical requirements and
  • Contact information

Applicants are also required to:

  • Provide a high-quality video recording of a recent performance(s) undertaken between 2016-2020. The video can be either a single performance or a compilation
  • Upload it onto YouTube (or any other popular digital video streaming technology)
  • Provide a brief summary of the video – date, place, circumstances/purpose
  • Provide the link to the video content in the application form.

Submission Portal Guidelines

Step 1: Click the ‘Begin submission’ button on the website.

Step 2: You will be directed to the Member Authentication page to verify your ISME membership. Submissions are open to ISME members and it is a requirement for all presenters and co-presenters to be a member of ISME at time of submission and at the Conference. You will be redirected to the submission portal once you are verified as a member. If you need to join or renew your ISME membership, please click here.

Please contact ISME admin if you have any questions regarding membership.

Step 3: Once redirected to the submission portal, enter your email address and elect a password to create an author account. Please verify the account by clicking on the link provided via the account verification email sent to your nominated email address. Please check your ‘junk folder’ if not received.

Step 3: Log in to your account after it has been verified using your email address as username, and your nominated password.

Step 4: Please complete your user profile by selecting ‘Edit My Profile’ prior to beginning a new submission. Please include a short 100 words biography and a headshot image in JPEG or PNG format that is no more that 2MB in file size. Do note that your photo and biography will be displayed in the Conference program and Conference mobile app if selected for presentation. Complete all other fields marked in red asterisk and click ‘Save’.

Step 5: Click on the ‘Submissions’ tab next to home to reveal the ‘+ Submit’ button with drop down selections. Click on ‘Performance’

Alternatively, you can click on the dashboard’s ‘Submit Performance’ button to begin submitting your submission.

Preparing your Performance Submission

  1. Requested Presentation Type: Select ‘Performance’ as your requested presentation type.
  2. Paper Title: In the paper title field, enter the name of your group.
  3. Performance File: Upload your CV as a file in .doc. or .docx format.
  4. Please disregard the co-author section.
  5. Complete all other fields, noting those labelled with a (*) symbol must be filled.

Please direct any questions to ISME 2022 Conference Managers on