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June 30, 2016

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UK-based York St. John University International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LCMC) invite you for a weekend conference exploring perspectives on the impact of music in a variety of community sectors at the International Community Music Conference.

Event Information

  • Venue: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Date: May 11 to 13, 2017


  • Full conference: $125 CAD 
    • Full registration includes opening reception, networking lunches and nutrition breaks on Friday and Saturday.
  • Students (includes part-time students): $75 CAD
  • Day rate: $65 CAD
  • Day rate student: $50 CAD


  • Delta Hotel Waterloo (15 minute walk)
  • Comfort Inn (9 minute walk)
  • Waterloo Hotel (13 minute walk)
  • On-site residence rooms at Hotel Laurier

Keynote Speakers

  • Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Brisbane, Australia
  • Mary Cohen, Iowa City, USA
  • Glen Carruthers, Dean of Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University

Target Participants

  • Community musicians and facilitators.
  • Undergraduate and graduate music students.
  • Music educators.
  • Studio instructors.
  • Improvisors, composers, songwriters.
  • Ensemble leaders.
  • Social innovators and change makers.
  • Activists who care about community building and justice issues.
  • People interested in growing in community music practice.


Attention Music School Studio Teachers and Administration

Symposium sessions will be offered on modern technology in teaching, changing demographics, reinvigoration of traditional methods and non-traditional practices.


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