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The inaugural Forum took place as part of the 2010 World Conference in Beijing. This followed a period of four years of development from initial ideas presented by Graham Bartle, through interest group meetings in 2006 and 2008, the articulation of a mission statement, and ratification of the Forum by the ISME Board in 2008.
In 2010 two focused Forum days preceded the world conference. The Forum then continued as a special interest strand within five days of the main conference. 36 presenters (from Australia, England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Taiwan, Belgium, Finland and Sweden), addressed relevant topics, including:
These highlighted commonalities between instrumental and vocal teachers across the globe and universal issues within this profession. The Forum workshops, seminars and papers were attended by hundreds of delegates.
Following the success of the inaugural Forum for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching in Beijing in 2010, this strategy seeks to focus its future development in order to extend its reach and synergy with the overall direction of ISME, and to capitalize on current opportunities and wide enthusiasm for the Forum across ISME membership and beyond.
Aims and objectives (2011-2014)