International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education 

The 10th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education will take place at ICMP, in London, between 11th – 14th June 2017.

This is an academic conference, hosted by ICMP, drawing together music education academics from around the world to discuss issues, practices and perspectives that focus around connecting music learning and other musicking experiences with the lives, values, identities and communities of those involved.

The International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education is a biennial event that comes to ICMP from Loyola University, New Orleans, where the group met in 2015.

All are welcome to register. Delegates do not need to be presenters in order to attend.


We will begin with an informal welcome and reception on Sunday 11th June, concluding in the early afternoon of Tuesday 14th June

Opportunities for musicking will include a jam session and popular music concert (as well as all that London has to offer!). 

You can download the full schedule HERE (PDF).


Professor Tia DeNora has been confirmed as keynote speaker for ISSME 2017. As a leading influential figure in the sociology of music, we are delighted to welcome Professor DeNora to speak to us.

Tia DeNora is Professor of Sociology in SPA (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology) at Exeter University where she directs the SocArts Research Group. She is the author of Beethoven and the Construction of GeniusMusic in Everyday LifeAfter Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology, Music Asylums, Making Sense of Reality: Culture and Perception in Everyday Life, and Musical Pathways for Recovery (with Gary Ansdell). With Gary Ansdell, she co-edits the Ashgate Series in Music & Change.


There are many places local to ICMP where attendees can find accommodation. Hotels in the area include:

The Crown | The Black Lion Inn | The Maida Vale Marriott

The address of ICMP is:

Foundation House
1A Dyne Road,
London, NW6 7XG,
United Kingdom. 


Registration for ISSME 2017 costs £175, Non-ICMP students rates are £150.  

ICMP students and faculty can attend FREE of charge, contact for more information, or register directly following the button below.

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