International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO



The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional 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 ICTM

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 Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.

In focus

Preliminary programme of the 2019 ICTM World Conference

The preliminary programme of the 45th ICTM World Conference (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 11–17 July 2019) is now online

The January 2019 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 139, January 2019) is available for download, directly from the following links:

The Yearbook for Traditional Music is moving to Cambridge University Press

The International Council for Traditional Music is happy to announce that from Volume 51 (2019) the Yearbook for Traditional Music will be published on our behalf by Cambridge University Press.