The 10th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education will take place at ICMP  between 11th – 13th 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 11 June, concluding probably in the early afternoon of Tuesday 13 June. Details to follow; the conference schedule is being finalized, and will be available from April 3. 

Opportunities for musicking will include a jam session and popular music concert (as well all that London has to offer!). There will be a Conference Meal on June 13, with information and booking information to follow soon.


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


Registration for ISSME 2017 costs £175, with the early-bird rate of £150 available until April 10. Students rates are £150/£125. Click this link to register (purchase a ticket). 


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