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Council vacancies

You are invited to send nominations to fill vacancies on the ISM’s Council which will arise at our Annual General Meeting on 07 May 2022. Your completed form(s) must be sent to Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive, ISM, 4–5 Inverness Mews, London W2 3JQ or e-mailed to her assistant Megan at [email protected] and must reach them by noon on Monday 7 February 2022 at the latest.

The form is available to download below.

Elected Council Members

Three vacancies will arise for Elected Council Members, one for the East geographical area, one for the Scotland & Northern Ireland geographical area, and one for the South geographical area.

To be eligible to be nominated, you must be a full member of the ISM whose registered address is in the specified area and your nomination must be signed by two full members whose registered addresses are also in the same specified area.

Appointed Council Members

Three vacancies will arise for Appointed Council Members. Council has determined that it would like to receive nominations from the following; members who are teachers employed in hubs or in a maintained school setting, or in higher education. We would also like to receive applications from composers/ songwriters or performers from non-Classical genres and from members who are working in music technology, publishing or have knowledge of the music industry.

To be considered for this position, you must be a full member of the ISM and complete the form overleaf setting out your relevant experience and skills. Applications from students and early career members are welcome.

The ISM is committed to greater diversity at Board level so for both the Elected and the Appointed positions, we are very keen to hear from young female members and from members from ethnically and neurodiverse backgrounds. We are looking for members who can bring insight and lived experience into what it is like starting out as a musician and who come from less well represented parts of the music community.

All candidates for both Elected and Appointed Council roles will meet with the Nominations Committee – made up of the President, two members of Council and the Chief Executive – as part of the process. For further details on the process please refer to the ISM’s byelaw 12 in the ‘about’ area of our website ( or in the ISM Handbook.

Council nomination form