32nd Biennial ISME World Conference

October 20, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers by mwhiteside


The International Society for Music Education 32nd World Conference will take place in Glasgow, Scotland from 24th – 29th July 2016. Around 2,000 music educators, artists and academics from all over the world are expected to attend the conference which will feature a dynamic mix of high profile keynote speakers, workshops, presentations, symposia and posters. The conference programme will be complemented by a music festival which will run alongside the academic programme and will represent music from across the globe.


Get involved in ISME 2016


The ISME world conference is an incredible opportunity for educators and practitioners to exchange knowledge on a global scale. We hope to make ISME 2016 as engaging and dynamic as possible and therefore welcome submissions in a variety of formats from spoken papers and posters to symposia, workshops and demonstrations. This list is by no means exhaustive so if you would like to propose an alternative format please do – innovation is strongly encouraged!

Deadline 31 October 2015. Submission information can be found on the ISME website.


A full festival programme will run throughout the duration of the conference with performances ranging from classical to pop to jazz and will take place over the four main conference venues, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Theatre Royal and the National Piping Centre.

Deadline extended to 13 November 2015. Submission information can be found on the ISME website.


Exhibitor space will be available to hire at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for the first three full days of the conference (Monday – Wednesday). Your company’s presence at the exhibition will give you an opportunity to engage with delegates on a more personal level and to promote the work you do to a global audience.

Please contact Meeting Makers for a quote and to reserve a space.





ISME 2016 is delighted to offer potential sponsors the opportunity to demonstrate your support and commitment to the music education and wider creative sector in a vibrant and high-profile cultural environment. Participating in our sponsorship programme will extend your visibility beyond the exhibition hall to achieve maximum exposure for your brand.

Please contact Meeting Makers to request a copy of our sponsorship prospectus or to discuss your needs.


One of the most comprehensive ways to engage with ISME 2016 is to attend as a delegate. As previously mentioned you will be treated to both an exciting array of papers, symposia, workshops and posters as well as a full festival programme catering to a wide variety of tastes. Early bird fee prices run until March 2016.

Registration will open on 15 February 2016.


All performers and presenters must be ISME members at the time of submission and presentation/performance. More information about how to become a member, as well as submission instructions, are available on our website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our conferences department for more information or to discuss your involvement in 2016.