International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Call for Papers: next Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World

20–21 March 2013.

Baabda, Lebanon

Submissions deadline: 15 December 2012

The ICTM Study Group for the Music in the Arab World will hold a symposium, hosted by the Antonine University in Baabda, Lebanon, in 20-21 March 2013, in the context of its host’s 6th Musicological Meeting. The theme will be “The Situation of Music in the Arab World in the New Millennium”.

The aim of the meeting is to draw a comprehensive overview of the situation of Music in the Arab World, its traditions, concepts, practices, education and training, and of research in this field, in the first decade of the 21st century. It takes into account the factor of regional upheavals due to successive wars and displacements of populations and to examine its possible consequences on the different aspects of regional musical traditions. 


Abstracts—limited to 250-300 words—should be sent by 15 December 15 2012 in Arabic, English or French to the organising committee: