ISM Conference 2014: Music in the 21st century

Wednesday 16 - Thursday 17 April 2014. Birmingham Conservatoire.

ISM Conference is a unique annual event where music professionals from across the country come together to enjoy a varied programme of expert talks, panel discussions, live performances, workshops, masterclasses and interviews with music's leading figures.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for musicians to hear from a wide-range of experts from across the music industry, share their views and experiences during lively panel discussions focusing on crucial issues, take part in inspiring workshops, network with other music professionals, and catch up with colleagues.

Take a look at our conference programme and timetable to find out what exciting sessions we have planned for you this year!

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Highlights of this year's conference will include an interview with Julian Lloyd Webber, a session with composer Jim Aitchison, the world premiere of an ISM-commissioned composition by Kirsty Devaney performed by an In Harmony Sistema England ensemble, a piano masterclass with Julian Jacobson and an afternoon of inspiring practical music-making workshops.

View the conference programme

View the conference timetable

If your company is interested in sponsoring ISM Conference please contact Natalia Fenyoe,, to find out about conference sponsorship packages. If your company would like a stand at our conference trade exhibition please contact David Smith,, to register your interest.

We are delighted to have Leeds College of Music as a sponsor of our conference and Classic FM as a media partner.

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The piano masterclass with Julian Jacobson is held in association with Birmingham Conservatoire.