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Electronic Postcard #29 - November 2005 from THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (ISME) *************************************************** CONTENTS: 1. ISME World Conference 2006 2. NOMINATIONS - CALLS for ISME BOARD 3. Toward a Global Community: ISME 1953-2003 4A. New President of IMC of UNESCO - - Richard Letts 4B. New President of the European Music School Union - Timo Veijola 5. USEFUL RESOURCE LINKS 6. FREE access to Smithsonian Global Sound速 for one month! 7. GERMANY, Land of Music Back copies of ISME Electronic Postcards About These Postcards *************************************************** 1. ISME World Conference 2006 Thank you to all who have submitted proposals to present at the ISME World Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16-21 July, 2006. A record number of Performing Groups applications, and a large number of Presenter proposals have been received from nearly 60 countries. Applications have now closed and those who have applied with be advised in due course. Welcome to all as delegates, to hear the many concerts and presentations. Information about the World Conference is available at: Keynote Speakers at: Musical Excursions at: Registration information is available at: Accommodation options at:

================ 2. NOMINATIONS - CALLS for ISME BOARD DEADLINE: 1 December 2005 Calls for nominations for the ISME Board for 2006-2008, please click here: For information These pages are restricted to "Members Only" so you will need to log on to the website to see them. If you have any problems accessing these pages please let the ISME International Office know. We would like to assist you. ================ 3. Toward a Global Community: The International Society for Music Education 1953-2003 by Marie McCarthy COST: US$ 60.00 (plus postage and packing) US$ 40 to ISME members only ISBN: ISBN 0-9752063-1-1 SIZE: NO PAGES: 258 US$ 15 for airmail (3 days delivery) US$ 6 for regular mail (3 weeks delivery) Order online - click here: (scroll down the page) or contact the ISME Office PLEASE NOTE that this is a limited edition - ONLY A FEW COPIES LEFT. DOES YOUR LIBRARY HAVE A COPY? Please help ISME by encouraging your colleagues, students, library and friends to order copies. =========================================== 4. A. NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL (IMC) of UNESCO - Richard Letts

Paris, October 14, 2005. The UNESCO-based International Music Council announces the election of Dr Richard Letts as its President for the coming biennium. The election took place at its recent General Assembly ( in Los Angeles ( Richard Letts is the Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and was director of two performing arts schools in the USA before returning to Australia as Director of Music for the Australia Council, the national arts policy and funding body. Subsequently, he was Director of the Australian Music Centre, the resource centre for Australian music composition and creation, before founding the national music council in 1994. He is a musician, author, editor, researcher, policy maker and advocate on a very broad front and of course, intends to bring this experience to furthering the work of the International Music Council. He was awarded Australian Honours by his government in 1996. The IMC General Assembly elected also five new members of the Board: Patricia Adkins Chiti (UK/Italy), Felipe de Leon (Philippines), Lupwishi Mbuyamba (Democratic Republic of Congo), Victor Sahab (Lebanon) and Beata Schanda (Hungary). The newly constituted Board coopted Lars Grunth (Denmark) as member of the 13-person body. Mr. Letts will be joined in the Board's Directorate by Einar Solbu (Norway) as executive vice-president, Margie Reese (USA) and Victor Sahab (Lebanon) as vice-presidents; and Lars Grunth (Denmark) as treasurer. The International Music Council (IMC) was created in 1949 by the Director General of UNESCO as the advisory body to the agency on musical matters. The membership comprises 75 national music councils, 45 international, regional and national organizations, 6 independent organisations in the field of culture and the arts as well as 23 Members of Honor chosen among the world's outstanding professionals, educators, performers and composers. ISME is an organizational Member of the IMC. 4.B. President of the European Music School Union (EMU) - Timo Veijola Mr Timo Veijola has been appointed President of EMU for the next two years. The list of the new Board Members and further information can be found at: ================

5. USEFUL RESOURCE LINKS: 5.A. EDUCATION IN THE NEWS: These bulletins contain a collection of recent education news items, presented in alphabetical order by country. They have been collected from international education websites, ministry websites, the Times Education Supplement, the Times Higher Education Supplement and other publications. 5.B. Eurydice is the information network on education in Europe. Eurydice at NFER is the national unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information about Eurydice publications and our enquiry service for education policy makers in local and central government, please contact us: 5.C. Music Research Website:

================ 6. FREE access to Smithsonian Global Sound® for one month! 35,000 audio tracks from around the world, Alexander Street Press is pleased to open FREE access to Smithsonian Global Sound® for one month. No passwords or trial sign-ups are necessary—users simply visit <> and they are immediately connected to the entire database. The free access period will begin on Monday, October 24th, and run through 17:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005. So—what are you waiting for? Get your headset and your speakers ready, and visit <> now. ================ 7. GERMANY, Land of Music The German Music Information Centre publishes current information on musical life in Germany ***************************************************

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2005 #29 November ISME E-Postcard  

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