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

48th ICTMD World Conference

Dates: Thursday, 9 January 2025 to Wednesday, 15 January 2025
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

25th Symposium of the ICTMD Study Group on Musical Instruments

Dates: Wednesday, 9 April 2025 to Saturday, 12 April 2025
Location: New York, USA

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