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

The October 2021 issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM is available for download

A new issue of the Bulletin of the ICTM (Volume 147, October 2021) is available for download, directly from the following links:

Winners of the 2021 ICTM Prizes

The International Council for Traditional Music is pleased to announce the 2021 prizes for Best Article, Best Book, and Best Documentary Film or Video. Details on each of the winning submissions are followed by comments from the members of the three subcommittees.

Programme and abstracts of ICTM Dialogues 2021 now online

The programme and abstracts of the ICTM Dialogues 2021: Towards Decolonization of Music and Dance Studies, an event that will stretch out over the course of 2021, are now available.

Upcoming Events

7th Symposium of Study Group on Musics of East Asia

Dates: Friday, 13 May 2022 to Sunday, 15 May 2022
Location: Online

46th ICTM World Conference

Dates: Thursday, 21 July 2022 to Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

32nd Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology

Dates: Friday, 29 July 2022 to Friday, 5 August 2022
Location: Brežice, Slovenia

2nd Symposium of Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Dates: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 to Saturday, 29 October 2022
Location: Barcelona, Spain