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).

Upcoming Events

Joint Symposium of the ICTMD Study Groups on Music and Dance in the Turkic World and on Global History of Music

Dates: Tuesday, 17 September 2024 to Sunday, 22 September 2024
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

3rd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Dates: Wednesday, 18 September 2024 to Friday, 20 September 2024
Location: Oslo, Norway

15th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Mediterranean Music Studies

Dates: Monday, 23 September 2024 to Friday, 27 September 2024
Location: Palermo, Italy

Joint Symposium of the ICTMD Study Groups on Music Archaeology and on Iconography of the Performing Arts

Dates: Wednesday, 25 September 2024 to Friday, 27 September 2024
Location: Valladolid, Spain

25th Symposium of ICTMD Study Group on Sources and Archives for Music and Sound Studies

Dates: Tuesday, 8 October 2024 to Saturday, 12 October 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany

9th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

Dates: Monday, 21 October 2024 to Sunday, 27 October 2024
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Joint Symposium of the ICTMD Study Groups on Applied Ethnomusicology and on Sacred and Spiritual Sounds and Practices

Dates: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 to Sunday, 27 October 2024
Location: Istanbul, Türkiye

2nd Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Indigenous Music and Dance

Dates: Friday, 22 November 2024 to Monday, 25 November 2024
Location: Chiayi, Taiwan

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