International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

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

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 Traditions of Music and Dance acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

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In focus

Yearbook for Traditional Music Vol 55 (2023) published in two issues

The latest volume of the Yearbook for Traditional Music (Vol 55/2023) has now been published in two issues. Click "view" to access the Table of Contents for each issue.

World Conference submission deadline extended to 28 April 2024

ICTMD has extended the submission deadline to 28 April 2024 due to requests by members organizing proposals. 

The January 2024 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTMD is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTMD is available for download.

The International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

The 46th General Assembly of ICTM Members voted to change the name of our organisation to THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRADITIONS OF MUSIC AND DANCE (ICTMD).

Featured Event

ICTMD Dialogue 2024-02—Ecofeminism, Ecomusicology and Environmental Degradation in Nigerian Urban and Local Spaces

Start: Saturday, 20 April 2024
End: Saturday, 20 April 2024
Location: Online

48th ICTMD World Conference

Start: Thursday, 9 January 2025
End: Wednesday, 15 January 2025
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Upcoming Events

11th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania

Dates: Tuesday, 4 June 2024 to Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Location: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

7th Symposium the ICTMD Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

Dates: Thursday, 20 June 2024 to Wednesday, 26 June 2024
Location: Iloilo City, Philippines

4th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on African Musics

Dates: Monday, 8 July 2024 to Friday, 12 July 2024
Location: Online

3rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music and Allied Arts of Greater South Asia

Dates: Thursday, 11 July 2024 to Saturday, 13 July 2024
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

33rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates: Sunday, 21 July 2024 to Sunday, 28 July 2024
Location: Izmir, Turkey

8th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Musics of East Asia

Dates: Friday, 23 August 2024 to Sunday, 25 August 2024
Location: Osaka, Japan

12th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music, Gender and Sexuality

Dates: Tuesday, 27 August 2024 to Saturday, 31 August 2024
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1st Symposium of the ICTMD National Committee for Nigeria

Dates: Tuesday, 10 September 2024 to Thursday, 12 September 2024
Location: Online

Joint Symposium of ICTMD National Committees for Austria and Türkiye

Dates: Thursday, 12 September 2024 to Friday, 13 September 2024
Location: Istanbul, Türkiye

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