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Who or what is CISM

Founded in 1949, CISM is a voluntary federation of national music associations of brass, drum and bugle corps as well as pipe bands. At present, the 10 voting member associations represent approx. 12 000 music societies with close to 1 million active musicians. CISM is a member of UNESCO. 

CISM's core mission is to preserve, foster and promote music culture; to represent the common interests of its international members vis-à-vis government and society; to promote music education and training; and to organise international (youth) exchanges.

In addition, CISM endeavours to expand and consolidate the European network, to continue as well as further develop on-going projects and to introduce new music initiatives.

On-going projects include:  Composition competitions; (inter)national music festivals; knowledge sharing regarding events, e.g. music camps and concerts serving as model projects; supporting exchanges between orchestras and ensembles;  providing information about and advice on youth work; organisation of symposiums for member associations; organisation of conferences for conductors and youth leaders; organisation of competitions for brass, drum and bugle corps as well as pipe bands; compiling music catalogues; cataloguing experts (jurors, speakers, instructors); and indexing of European brass band Archives.

Cornerstones of CISM’s work are awarding the European Competition for Bohemian-Moravian Music, the International Competition for Youth Wind Orchestra in Schladming, jury training held in German and French in Trossingen and relationship management within the network.

The current Executive Board is composed of President Valentin Bischof (Switzerland), Vice President and Committee Head "PR and Communications" Andrea Romiti (Italy), Committee Head "Music" Heiko Schulze (Germany) and Committee Head "Finance" Daniel Leskovic (Slovenia).

The Executive Board is supported by the project leaders for i) the International Competition for Youth Wind Orchestra, Prof. Johann Mösenbichler (Austria) ii) the European Competition for Bohemian-Moravian Music, Gottfried Reisegger (Austria) and iii) the international jury training conducted in German and French, Isabelle Ruf-Weber and Blaise Héritier (Switzerland).

CISM will continue to be guided by its motto „Europe united in brass and windband music“.

News form CISM

During the meeting of the executive committee of June 28th 2019, Andrea Romiti was elected as vice-president.

Continuing formation for Jures for windband - Trossingen - 25. März 2019 - 17. Mai 2020

Continuing formation for Jures for windband - Bundeszentraler Berufsbegleitender Lehrgang - Trossingen - 25 mars 2019 – 17 mai 2020 On-line: www.bundesakademie-trossingen.de Other information: BBL_Zertifizierung-Juror-innen Bewerbung zum BBL Zertifizierung Juror*innen: Bewerbung more »

Results CISM Youth Orchestra Competition - Mid Europe Schladming, July 2018

Results CISM Youth Orchestra Competition in Schladming 2018: Download more »

International Conductor’s Competition - Osnabrück - Deutsches Musikfest 2019 - 30.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

International Conductor’s Competition Results- Osnabrück - Deutsches Musikfest 2019 -30.05.2019 - 02.06.2019 You can find the results of International Conductor's Competition at following... more »

2019 CISM Youth Championship in Schladming - Rusults

The 2019 CISM Youth Championship at Mid-Europe in Schladming took place from 9th to 14th July 2019.  You can find the results of the Competition by click hereFor more information: https://www.mideurope.at/ more »

20th European Championship of Bohamian Moravian Music in Nussdorf/Deband - Results

The 20th European Championship of Bohamian-Moravian Music will take place in Nussdorf-Debant / Austria from 30th May to 2nd June 2019. Here you can find the results and the ranking More information can be found at http://www.blasmusik-em-2019.at/  more »