The International Association for Creative Music and Movement Education was formed in 2019 by a group of music educators from four areas in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China. Arts education in some areas often lack government support and schools struggle to find educators that can integrate music and movement with the rest of the curriculum. University teacher education in the arts tends not to prepare teachers for the demands of the education system. IACMME members fill the needs of these teachers by offering workshops and courses in-country and on-line to develop music and movement teaching and learning strategies.
The International Association of Creative Music and Movement Education (IACMME) is dedicated to the promotion of inclusive and effective music education though the use of creative, active pedagogies. This organisation acts as an umbrella organisation for the facilitation of solid artistic learning through Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze and other tested pedagogies as well as new versions.
- To provide education and encourage participation in Creative Music and Movement Education through a variety of methods and approaches.
- To encourage all members to actively participate in using creative pedagogies.
- To conduct classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and coaching with professions for the benefit of members in creative music and movement pedagogies.
- To conduct performances and conferences to expose the education community to a wider spectrum of music education approaches.
- To promote the Association’s objectives to increase membership and attendance at events
- To establish and maintain relations with other bodies with similar objectives throughout the world.
- To promote the creative music and movement pedagogies as a necessary aspect of education.
- To collect funds to further the attainment of the objects of IACMME.
- To do all such other lawful acts, matters and things as may be deemed necessary or conducive to the attainment of any of the aims, objects and purposes of IACMME.