International Council for Traditional Music
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The International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) is a scholarly non-governmental organization which focuses on the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. Founded in London on 22 September 1947, it publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music once a year and the Bulletin of the ICTM[1] three times a year. The organization was previously known as The International Folk Music Council (IFMC). In 1949, it helped found the UNESCOInternational Music Council and remains a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Since 2013, its president has been Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
International Council for Traditional Music
Formation22 September 1947
Region served
Official language
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Parent organization
ICTM conferences have been held since 1948 and are presently biennial. In 2009, the site of the ICTM World Conference was Durban, South Africa, in 2011 it was St. John's Newfoundland, in 2013 Shanghai, China, in 2015 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in 2017 Limerick, Ireland,[2] and in 2019 it will be Bangkok, Thailand.[3]
#Conf.TimeLocationHost institution
45ICTM11–17 July 2019Bangkok
Chulalongkorn University
44ICTM13-19 July 2017Limerick IrelandIrish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
43ICTM16–22 July 2015Nur-Sultan KazakhstanKazakh National University of Arts
42ICTM11–17 July 2013Shanghai
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
41ICTM13–19 July 2011St. John's CanadaMemorial University of Newfoundland
40ICTM1–8 July 2009Durban
 South Africa
University of KwaZulu-Natal
39ICTM4–11 July 2007Vienna
Austria ICTM National Committee and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, in partnership with the Institute of Musicology at Vienna University, the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO
38ICTM3–10 August 2005Sheffield United KingdomUniversity of Sheffield
37ICTM4–11 January 2004Fuzhou & Quanzhou
Fujian Normal University & Quanzhou Normal University
36ICTM4–11 July 2001Rio de Janeiro
School of Music, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and Conservatório Brasileiro de Música (CBM)
35ICTM19–25 August 1999Hiroshima
ICTM National Committee for Japan, The Society for Research in Asiatic Music, Tôyô Ongaku Gakkai, in cooperation with Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima University, and the Elizabeth Music College
34ICTM25 June - 1 July 1997Nitra
Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava
33ICTM5–11 January 1995Canberra AustraliaCanberra School of Music, Australian National University
32ICTM16–22 June 1993Berlin GermanyInternational Institute for Traditional Music
31ICTM3–9 July 1991Kowloon
 Hong Kong
30ICTM23–30 July 1989Schladming
29ICTM30 July - 6 August 1987Berlin East Germany
28ICTM30 July - 7 August 1985Stockholm Sweden &
Helsinki Finland
27ICTM8–15 August 1983New York United StatesColumbia University
26IFMC25 August - 1 September 1981Seoul
25IFMC28 July - 4 August 1979Oslo
24IFMC13–18 August 1977Honolulu United StatesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
23IFMC14–21 August 1975Regensburg GermanyUniversity of Regensburg
22IFMC26 July - 1 August 1973Bayonne
21IFMC27 August - 3 September 1971Kingston Jamaica
20IFMC6–13 August 1969Edinburgh United Kingdom
19IFMC28 July - 3 August 1967Ostend
18IFMC26 July - 3 August 1966Legon Accra
17IFMC17–25 August 1964Budapest Hungary
16IFMC5–9 August 1963Jerusalem
15IFMC13–21 July 1962Gottwaldov
now Zlín
14IFMC28 Aug - 3 September 1961Québec Canada
13IFMC24–29 July 1960Vienna
12IFMC11–17 August 1959Sinaia & Bucharest
11IFMC28 Jul - 3 August 1958Liège
10IFMC22–27 August 1957Copenhagen
9IFMC25–31 July 1956Trossingen & Stuttgart
8IFMC29 June - 5 July 1955Oslo
7IFMC16–22 August 1954São Paulo
6IFMC9–15 July 1953Biarritz
 France &
5IFMC14–19 July 1952London United Kingdom
4IFMC8–14 September 1951Opatija YugoslaviaUnions of Societies for Culture and Education of Yugoslavia.
3IFMC17–21 July 1950Bloomington United States
2IFMC7–11 September 1949Venice
Ente Nazionale Assistenza Lavoratori — Comitato Italiano Arti e Tradizioni Popolari
1IFMC13–18 September 1948Basel
Société Suisse des Traditions Populaires and the Fédération des Costumes Suisses
World Network
The Council is represented by individuals, called Liaison Officers, and representatives of organisations, called National and Regional Committees. They all act as links between the Council and the community of individuals and organizations involved with traditional music and dance in their country or region.
As of January 2019, the International Council for Traditional Music is officially represented in 129 countries or regions.[4]
  1. ^ "Bulletin of the ICTM | International Council for Traditional Music". www.ictmusic.org. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ "Past ICTM World Conferences | International Council for Traditional Music". www.ictmusic.org. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  3. ^ "45th ICTM World Conference, 11–17 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand | International Council for Traditional Music". www.ictmusic.org. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  4. ^ "World Network | International Council for Traditional Music". www.ictmusic.org. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
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