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International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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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

44th ICTM World Conference

Start: Thursday, 13 July 2017
End: Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Location: Limerick, Ireland

In focus

The January 2016 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

It is my great pleasure to inform you that a new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 130, January 2016) is available for download, directly from the following links:Bulletin of the ICTM Vol. 130 (January 2016), good quality...

Search for new Book Reviews Editor of the Yearbook for Traditional Music

The Yearbook for Traditional Music requires a Book Reviews Editor to replace Sydney Hutchinson, who will be stepping down from this position in July 2016. The Book Reviews Editor is responsible for soliciting, coordinating, and editing up to 15...

Upcoming Events

21st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music

Start: Wednesday, 9 March 2016
End: Sunday, 13 March 2016
Location: Paris, France

Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (UK ICTM National Committee)

Start: Thursday, 14 April 2016
End: Sunday, 17 April 2016
Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

Start: Thursday, 21 April 2016
End: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

Start: Monday, 2 May 2016
End: Sunday, 8 May 2016
Location: Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

13th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts

Start: Tuesday, 17 May 2016
End: Friday, 20 May 2016
Location: Venice, Italy

9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania

Start: Thursday, 19 May 2016
End: Saturday, 21 May 2016
Location: Guam, USA

1st Joint Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Mediterranean Music Studies and the International Musicological Society

Start: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
End: Sunday, 26 June 2016
Location: Naples, Italy

4th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music

Start: Monday, 4 July 2016
End: Thursday, 7 July 2016
Location: Singapore

9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities

Start: Monday, 4 July 2016
End: Sunday, 10 July 2016
Location: Britanny, France

29th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Start: Saturday, 9 July 2016
End: Saturday, 16 July 2016
Location: Retzhof Castle near Graz, Austria

9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender

Start: Wednesday, 13 July 2016
End: Saturday, 16 July 2016
Location: Bern, Switzerland

4th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

Start: Sunday, 31 July 2016
End: Saturday, 6 August 2016
Location: Penang, Malaysia

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musics of East Asia

Start: Thursday, 25 August 2016
End: Saturday, 27 August 2016
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology

Start: Thursday, 25 August 2016
End: Saturday, 27 August 2016
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology

Start: Wednesday, 5 October 2016
End: Sunday, 9 October 2016
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musics of the Slavic World

Start: Thursday, 13 October 2016
End: Saturday, 15 October 2016
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

24th ICTM Colloquium

Start: Thursday, 20 October 2016
End: Sunday, 23 October 2016
Location: Shanghai, China

14th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts

Start: Thursday, 27 October 2016
End: Monday, 31 October 2016
Location: Xi'an, China

44th ICTM World Conference

Start: Thursday, 13 July 2017
End: Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Location: Limerick, Ireland
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