Music education in Russia

ISME National Affiliate

What is RussSME?

The Russian Federation Society for Music Education (on the basis of the Moscow Pedagogical State University) has received the right to write about itself "representing Russian Federation in the ISME" on September 6, 2004. Through RussSME, Russia has recently been awarded INA (ISME National Affiliate) status. This status is only given to one organization in each separately accepted country. However, links between the ISME organization and Russia as the former Soviet Union go back many years. Until 1991, the Soviet representation at the ISME was granted this status. The Soviet representation collapsed together with disintegration of the USSR. Dmitry Kabalevsky was the representative of the USSR at conference of UNESCO in Belgium in 1953. The International Society for Music Education has been based on this conference. Dmitry Kabalevsky served as Vice-President of the ISME from 1964 to 1970. He was appointed as the third ISME Honorary President in 1972, and he served in this capacity until his death in 1987; and this title is fixed for him posthumously. The IXth ISME World Conference was held in Moscow in 1970.

The creation of RussSME is considered by the initiating group as an opportunity to restore the interrupted tradition, to return Russia to the international community of music educators.


Non-profit association 

Copyright 2004 for Russian texts and all translations by RussSME (РОСИСМЕ)