International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO


The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organizes World Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM

As a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and by means of its wide international representation and the activities of its Study Groups, the International Council for Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

Featured event

Joint SEM-ICTM Forum

Start: Sunday, 13 September 2015
End: Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Location: Limerick, Ireland

Read more about the Forum here.

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In focus

Results of ICTM 2015 elections

The 2015 ICTM elections aimed at fulfilling two positions for Ordinary Members of the Executive Board and one position for Vice President. The ballot contained five candidates for Ordinary Members (Suraya Agayeva, Dan Bendrups, Miguel García, Tan...