International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Study Group on Musics of East Asia

The mission of the Study Group is to provide a forum for ICTM members from all parts of the world who share an interest in the music of East Asia, broadly defined musically and geographically, including East Asian music in the diaspora as well as indigenous, transplanted, and syncretic music within East Asian countries. Other performing arts related to music will also be part of the subjects of study.


Hee-sun Kim (Kookmin University, Seoul)


Thank you very much for your participation!

The 6th Symposium was held from 21 to 23 August 2018 in Seoul hosted by National Gugak Center and Korean Musicological Society.


The opening event of the 6th Symposiun, August 21, 2018,  National Gugak Center



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MEA business meeting, 4 July 2009, Durban

Dear all,

Here is a report on the MEA business meeting held on July 4, 2009 during the ICTM World Conference in Durban. The Executive Board Members in attendance
were: Minako Waseda (Secretary), Sheen Dae Choel (Local Committee Chair of the MEA Conference 2010 in Korea), and Xiao Mei. We also had a previous board member, Tsai Tsanhuang, who is the Program Chair of the MEA Conference 2010 in Korea. Following is a summary of the meeting:

Conference of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA)

Call for Papers and Compositions
The First Conference of the ICTM Study Group for
Musics of East Asia (MEA)
December 20-22, 2007 Shanghai
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Kaeppler

ICTM Musics of East Asia Operating Procedures

Executive Committee
1. Executive Committee members must be current ICTM members who are active in East Asian music research.
2. In the nomination and election of Executive Committee members, the following factors should be taken into consideration: scholarly work, commitment to the Study Group, ability to communicate and present in both English and the language of their research area, ability to represent their scholarly communities, and ability to mobilize interest in the Study Group.