SMEI is the International Society for Music Education’s National Affiliate for Ireland.

ISME is a worldwide organisation that seeks to celebrate the diverse ways that people engage with, and develop in and through, music. Founded in 1953, ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of professionals who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. ISME shares a commitment to culture, education, conservation and the durable development of our cultural heritage, and to evidence-based policy and practice.For more information on ISME see

      • ISME is affiliated to the International Music Council and UNESCO
      • ISME is present in over eighty countries
      • ISME is the premiere international organisation for music education
      • ISME respects all musics and all cultures
      • ISME believes that every individual has a right to music education