PAST PASMAE-ISME Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences

  • PASMAE-ISME Regional Conferences are held every odd numbered year.
  • PASMAE holds Sub-regional Conferences during the biennium between the PASMAE and ISME Conferences.
  • ISME World Conferences are held every even numbered year.

​In recent years these conferences are being held in-person and virtually.

Conference Objectives

The objectives of our regional conference are to showcase African music education research and practice, and enable African music educators​ to network and share. Non African delegates and speakers are invited so they can share and learn about research and practice on our continent.

Recent conferences

PASMAE Conference
Ghana 2023

PASMAE in collaboration with the Ghana Music Teachers’ Association
Details here.

Zambia 2021

Due to the pandemic, the Zambia conference was re-imagined online. Proceedings are here.

Seychelles 2019

Held in Victoria on Mahé island, Seychelles.

Swaziland 2017

The 10th PASMAE conference was held from 29 June to 2 July 2017, at the Sifundzani High School, Mbabane, Swaziland.

Previous conferences

South Africa, Mpumalanga. The biennial conference had to be moved at a late stage and was then held at the Bundu Inn in Mpumalanga

​Uganda, Kampala, 29 July to 1 August. The Conference was hosted by Makerere University and at the Silver Springs Hotel.

Botswana, Gaborone, 26-31 July. The Conference was held at the University of Botswana.

Nigeria, Lagos, 25-31 October.

Malawi, Lilongwe, 26-28 November. The Conference took place at the Kalikuti Hotel.

​Kenya – Kisumu, 5-11 July. Billed not only as a PASMAE biennial conference but also as the first ISME Africa Regional Conference. Maseno University was the hosting institution.

Mozambique, Maputo, July.

Zambia – Lusaka, 21-25 August PASMAE conference, known as PASMAEC2001.

Zimbabwe – PASME was founded in Harare, Zimbabwe, in August 2000.

Why not host a PASMAE conference?

PASMAE invites submissions to host the pan African conference which is held in odd numbered years. More information including bid criteria can be found on this page.