2008-07-26 02:18:21 GMT 2008-07-26 10:18:21 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
ROME, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The 28th International Society for Music Education World Conference wrapped up Friday in the central Italian city of Bologua.
More than 3,000 teachers and musicians from over 80 countries attended the conference, which started Sunday. They exchanged views on community music activities, teaching staff training and early childhood music education and others.
Musicians from the United States, China, Italy, South Africa, Canada and many other countries presented a dozen of performances featuring their unique musical traditions during the five-day gathering.
International Society for Music Education (ISME), established in 1953 and a group under the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosts a world conference every two years.
The next ISME conference will be in Beijing on Aug. 2-6, 2010.