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Electronic Postcard #7 - December 2003 from THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (ISME) ================================================= Contents: Seasons Greetings Memberships International Office IMPORTANT Questionnaire - Win one year of ISME Membership! ISME 2004 - Early Early Bird deadline ISME Journals - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! These Postcards ================================================= GREETINGS The President, the ISME Board and the ISME International Office, send greetings to all those who celebrate Christmas, and would like to wish everyone a peaceful and happy New Year. We hope that 2004 will be filled with many special (musical) moments. ================================================= MEMBERSHIPS December is the month when we have the largest number of membership renewals due. It is extremely helpful to the administration if you send in your renewal BEFORE the expiry date. Please feel free to check your membership with the ISME Office. ================================================= ISME OFFICE We wish to advise that the ISME International Office will be working limited hours until Tuesday 6 January, 2004. Response to your emails or membership matters is likely to be slower than usual. Thanks for your patience. In November the ISME Newsletter No 2, 2003 was sent to all Members. Back copies of ISME Newsletters and ISME Postcards are available to Members on the ISME website. Last week the Music Education International #2 was mailed to subscribers. Co-Editors: Pamela Burnard, Liane Hentschke Contributors: Kevin Jennings; Betty Anne Younker; John Finney and Michael Tymoczko; Peter de Vries; Barbara Kazmierczak Byczko; Beatriz Ilari; Dawn Joseph; Francine Morin; Mary Copland Kennedy; Stephen Small PLUS: Book Reviews and Advocacy If you did not subscribe, it is not too late to do so now - on the website or through the ISME office. ================================================= Win FREE ISME MEMBERSHIP?? (FOR ONE YEAR)

Testing Electronic voting - A FUN THING TO DO! - try it. Once again one year of free ISME membership has been donated as the prize. To get members used to this new method, you will be able to practise, by "voting" and having your say, on all sorts of other issues within ISME. These TEST VOTES are only accessible to members, and we want to make sure in good time that all members are accessing and able to vote if they wish. You now have another opportunity to trial this method. All you need to do is to log in to the ISME website, and you will find the election information comes up on the left hand column. Cast your vote! - in other words, fill in the questionaire. ALL THE ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND ON THE ISME WEBSITE. "Voting" closes on 31 January, 2004. Let us know if you have any difficulties - we will do our best to help and smooth out any problems. ================================================================ EARLY EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 15 January 2004. The lowest registration fee you will pay is by registering by this date, as an Individual Member of ISME. ISME's 50th Anniversary Conference! "Sound Worlds to Discover" XXVI World Conference for Music Education 11-16 July, 2004 In the town of Santa Cruz, on the island of Tenerife, which is part of the Canary Islands, and belong to Spain. The Conference is hosted by SEM-EE the national body for Spanish music educators, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Go to the ISME website: <> Click on the red "shell" and this will take you directly to the Tenerife Conference site. Click on your preferred language (Spanish or English) - ENJOY! lots to read and see! ================================================================ ISME Journals - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! ANNOUNCEMENT A new, improved International Journal of Music Education It is with great pleasure that we announce a new look for the International Journal of Music Education. In the past month ISME has finalized an agreement with Sage Publications, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading publishers that produces over 325 journals across 70 disciplines, to produce future issues of the International Journal of Music Education.

The most important elements of the agreement between ISME and Sage are: 1. Unchanged subscription rate for ISME Members of just US$24 per year (which compares very favourably with all other professional journals in the discipline). 2. Increase in frequency to 3 issues published each year (up from 2 previously). Subscribers get a third issue of IJME each year free! 3. Informative articles that all music educators must read to keep up to date with the latest topics, views and developments in the field of music education. From 2004, the three issues of the International Journal of Music Education will each have a different focus: Research (distributed in April): will include scholarly research articles on important issues of interest to music educators internationally. Showcase (distributed in July/August): will include special focus issues on topics or themes that ISME believes are important to air internationally, keynote presentations and other important articles of a broad nature, plus articles, debates and commentaries that involve all sectors of music education internationally. Practice (formerly Music Education International, distributed in December): will provide directions for exploring further the research-into-practice paradigm and that reflect on emerging and innovative trends in best practice in the international arena of music education. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your opportunity to subscribe by checking the box on your membership renewal to ensure that you receive the new look International Journal of Music Education, a journal that will be bigger and better than ever before! Gary McPherson President Elect

Wendy Sims Chair, Publications Committee

November 2003 ================================================================ ABOUT THESE POSTCARDS Email postcards will in future be sent to all current ISME members who have provided their email addresses for inclusion on the ISME databases. If you would prefer not to receive these postcards, simply reply to this email, type "REMOVE" in the subject line, then click send. ============================================================= FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact: (Mrs) Judy ThĂśnell Secretary General or Mrs Jo-anne Todd Administrative Assistant -ISME International Office

International Society for Music Education (ISME) PO Box 909 NEDLANDS 6909 Western Australia Email: <> web site: <> Tel: 61+8+9386 2654 Fax: 61+8+9386 2658 ISME World Conference July 11-16, 2004: Tenerife, Canary Islands/Spain <> ......................................................

2003 #7 December ISME E-Postcard  

Back copies of ISME Newsletters and ISME Postcards are available to Members on the ISME website. If you did not subscribe, it is not too lat...

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