MSWInternational Events *



Sept 2021

Study day in North West University in Potchefstroom South Africa
(details TBA)


July 2021




Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference

Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Global Crisis

Tawnya D.Smith and Karin S.Hendricks, co-conveners




Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, USA

Conferences in which members may be interested

JUNE 8/12


The 12th European Music Therapy Conference

‘music therapy in progress: please disturb’

This conference marks the 30th anniversary of European music therapy conferences. After the first conference in 1992 which took place in Cambridge, the European conference returns to the United Kingdom. In the span of these three decades, the music therapy profession has grown significantly, and the European conference has become a prestigious triennial event. As such, it offers a unique space for developing music therapists’ professional and disciplinary identity, knowledge and expertise internationally.


JUNE 21/23


Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer in Northern Ireland, will give a keynote speech. Dr McBride has been closely involved in the development of the new Health and Social Care structures in Northern Ireland .

We will also hear about the wonderful Our Future Foyle project, a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland and Urban Scale Interventions.


JULY 04/09


PASMAE and ISME Africa Regional Conference

The theme of the Conference is Equity and Diversity in Musical Arts Education, with subthemes as Instructional methodologies in musical arts education, Inclusivity and access, Cultural policy in Africa, Musical Arts Education and Technologies, Musical Arts Creativity, Improvisation and Composition, Research in musical arts, Education and Musical Arts in the Community and health, well-being and spirituality in musical arts.



SEPT 27/

Date TBA


Cultural Diversity in Music Education conference

The Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) conference has provided a platform for the exchange of practices, experiences, research and philosophies on cultural diversity in music education since 1992. In 2021, the CDIME XV international conference will be hosted by the research entity, Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications, at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

    Potchefstroom, South Africa

DEC 8/12


European Music therapy Conference at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

QMU is the only music therapy training provider in Scotland. Music therapy is situated within the School of Health Sciences and the Division of Occupational Health and Arts Therapies, and over the years has attracted students from across Europe and beyond. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, QMU has widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, as well as creativity and culture.