The Pan African Society for ​Musical Arts Education


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Welcome to PASMAE

PASMAE is the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education.
​We represent and advocate for music education and music educators across Africa.
PASMAE is the African arm of the International Society for Music Education (ISME).

PASMAE activities include:


Every month members receive PASMAE Update by email, with PASMAE information as well as opportunities, initiatives and​ pan-African music education news.

Biennial conference

In every odd numbered year, PASMAE partners with an education institution to hold a regional conference. More information about these conferences including how to apply to be a conference host can be found here.

ISME World Conference support

Our partner ISME hosts a world conference in every even numbered year. PASMAE works with members to assist them to attend through helping navigate how make a submission and how to attend the conference, including how to find suitable accommodation and networking


PASMAE offers a number of resources to support members building their careers. These include a portal for theses and dissertationsadvocacy resources and ideas, teaching resources and useful links.​  To submit content for these sections contact our operations manager.

A burning wood removed from the fire quickly reduces into a smoking stick and then dies. Once returned to the fireplace, it resumes its glow and soon the flame returns. Thus it is with scholarship. A researcher needs the warmth and support of others to have an impact on the global and local scenes. PASMAE offers not just a connection at the continental level, but provides contact within the various regions of Africa as well as globally through its partnership with ISME. PASMAE provides space to build a collective ‘Africa’ voice in matters of music scholarship. It is a place to grow and glow as an academic. I know, for I have been thus groomed. I strongly recommend joining. Give it a try…?? 

Professor Emily Akuno, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The Co-operative University of Kenya and PASMAE member