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The Korean Music Education Society (KMES) was established in 1956 under the name of Korean Music Education Research Society. Since the first president, Hyun Jemyoung, KMES has actively advocated academic research and practice of music education through publications, conferences, colloquiums, and concerts. KMES has continuously fostered connections with various institutions, organizations, and scholars both nation and worldwide. Such connections resulted in 1992 ISME International Conference in Seoul, Korea. In 1997, KMES (President: Lee Hongsoo) co-founded Asia-Pacific Symposium in Music Education Research (APSMER) with Professor McPherson in the United States and Professor Murao in Japan. APSMER was founded for public discussion among music educators in Asia-Pacific regions. In 2007, APSMER was invited as ISME’s Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. Both KMES staff member Kim Youngyeon and former president Yang Jongmo have served as board members of APSMER. Since 2010, KMES has participated in the UNESCO arts education conference and World Arts Week conferences in Korea. KMES will be hosting 2023 APSMER Conference in Seoul, Korea.

2021
Jan 2021
Professional Development Webinar
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2021
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Jun 2021
Colloquium Webinar
Aug 2021
Summer Virtual Conference 
Oct 2021
Autumn Conference and World Arts Week Webinar
2020
Jan 2020
Professional Development Webinar
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2020
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Jun 2020
Colloquium Webinar
Aug 2020
Summer Virtual Conference 
Oct 2020
Autumn Conference and World Arts Week Webinar
2019
Feb 2019
Spring Conference
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2019
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
May 2019
World Arts Week Seminar
May 2019
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2019
Summer Conference
Oct 2019
Autumn Conference
2018
Jan 2018
Professional Development Seminar
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2018
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
May 2018
World Arts Week Seminar
May 2018
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2018
Summer Conference
Oct 2018
Autumn Conference
Nov 2018
Joint Conference with Korean Society for Music Application
2017
Jan 2017
Profession Development Seminar
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2017
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Feb 2017
Spring Conference
May 2017
World Arts Week Seminar
May 2017
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2017
Summer Conference
Oct 2017
Autumn Conference
2016
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2016
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Feb 2016
Spring Conference
May 2016
World Arts Week Seminar
May 2016
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2016
The 60th Anniversaty International Symposium
Oct 2016
Autumn Conference
Dec 2016
Academic Publication Series
2015
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2015
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Feb 2015
Spring Conference
Aug 2015
Summer Conference
Oct 2015
Autumn Conference
2014
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2014
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Feb 2014
Spring Conference
Jun 2014
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2014
Summer Conference
Oct 2014
Autumn Conference
Dec 2014
Joint Conference with Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation
2013
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2013
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Apr 2013
Spring Conference
Jun 2013
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2013
Summer Conference
Oct 2013
Autumn Conference
2012
Jan 2012
Professional Development Seminar
Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2012
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Apr 2012
Spring Conference
Jun 2012
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2012
Summer Conference
Aug 2012
Joint Conference with Japan Music Education Society (Tokyo, Japan)
Nov 2012
Autumn Conference
2011
Jan 2011
Professional Development Seminar
Apr, Aug, Dec 2011
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Apr 2011
Spring Conference
May 2011
World Arts Week Seminar
Jun 2011
Colloquium and Workshop
Aug 2011
Summer Conference
Oct 2011
Autumn Conference
2010
Jan 2010
Joint Conference with Japan Music Education Society (Seoul)
May 2010
The 2nd World Conference on Arts Education: Program II
Jun 2010
2nd Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2010
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2010
Summer Conference
Oct 2010
Colloquium and Workshop
Nov 2010
4th Quarter Conference
2009
Jan 2009
Professional Development Seminar
Jan 2009
Joint Professional Development Seminar with Chungbuk Education District
Mar 2009
Colloquium and Workshop
Apr 2019
2nd Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2009
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2009
Summer Conference
Oct 2009
Colloquium and Workshop
Nov 2009
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 2009
Publication of <Introduction to Music Education>
2008
Jan 2008
Joint Conference with Japan Music Education Society (Seoul)
Jan 2008
Professional Development Seminar
Mar 2008
1st Quarter Conference
Jun 2008
2nd Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2008
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2008
Summer Conference
Oct 2008
4th Quarter Conference
2007
Apr 2007
1st Semester Conference
Jun 2007
The 50th Anniversary International Conference (COEX, Seoul)
Jun, Dec 2007
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2007
Summer Conference
Sep 2007
Special Conference
Oct 2007
2nd Semester Conference
2006
Apr 2006
1st Quarter Conference
Jun 2006
2nd Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2006
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2006
Summer Conference
Nov 2006
4th Quarter Conference
2005
Jun, Dec 2005
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2005
Summer Conference
2004
Jan 2004
1st Quarter Conference
Apr 2004
2nd Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2004
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2004
Summer Conference
Nov 2004
4th Quarter Conference
2003
Apr 2003
Joint Rally for School Music Education
May 2003
1st Quarter Conference
Jun, Dec 2003
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Aug 2003
Summer Conference
Nov 2003
4th Quarter Conference
2002
Mar 2002
1st Quarter Conference
Apr 2002
2nd Quarter Conference
Aug 2002
Summer Conference
Sep Dec 2002
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Oct 2002
4th Quarter Conference
Nov 2002
MOU with Japan Music Education Society
2001
Apr 2001
1st Quarter Conference
Jun 2001
2nd Quarter Conference
Aug 2001
Summer Conference
Sep Dec 2001
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Oct 2001
4th Quarter Conference
2000
Jun 2000
2nd Quarter Conference
Aug 2000
Summer Conference
Oct 2000
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 2000
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1999
Aug 1999
Summer Conference
Dec 1999
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1998
Aug 1998
Summer Conference
Oct 1998
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 1998
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1997
Jul 1997
Co-founding Asian-Pacific Symposium in Music Education Research
Oct 1997
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 1997
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1996
Jun 1996
Lecture Conference: Dr. Colwell
Dec 1996
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1995
Apr 1995
2nd Quarter Conference
Jul 1995
3rd Quarter Conference
Oct 1995
4th Quarter Conference
Oct 1995
40th Anniversary Seminar and Workshop
Dec 1995
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1994
Apr 1994
1st Quarter Conference
Jul 1994
3rd Quarter Conference
Aug 1994
Summer Conference
Oct 1994
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 1994
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1993
Aug 1993
Summer Conference
Dec 1993
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1992
Apr 1992
1st Quarter Conference
Jun 1992
2nd Quarter Conference
Aug 1992
Summer Conference
Oct 1992
4th Quarter Conference
Dec 1992
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1991
Aug 1991
Summer Conference
Dec 1991
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1990
Aug 1990
Summer Conference
Dec 1990
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1989
Aug 1989
Summer Conference
Dec 1989
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1988
Jun 1988
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
Jul 1988
Workshop
Oct 1988
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
Dec 1988
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1987
Jan 1987
Music Education Seminar
Apr 1987
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
May 1987
Music Education Seminar
Aug 1987
Workshop
Nov 1987
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
Dec 1987
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1986
May 1986
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
Jun 1986
Music Education Seminar
Aug 1986
Music Education Seminar
Sep 1986
Newsletter ‘Music Education’
Dec 1986
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1985
Aug 1985
Workshop
1984
Jun 1984
Workshop
1983
Jul 1983
Workshop
Nov 1983
Nationwide Choir and Orchestra Competition
1982
Jul 1982
Workshop
Nov 1982
Nationwide Choir and Orchestra Competition
Dec 1982
Children’s Song Composition Workshop
1981
Jul 1981
Workshop
1980
Apr 1980
Music Education Seminar
Jul 1980
Workshop
1979
Nov 1979
Music Education Seminar
Dec 1979
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1978
Oct 1978
Name Changing to Korean Music Education Society
1977
Jun 1977
Middle School Music Textbook publication commissioned by the DOE
1976
Oct 1976
Music Education Seminar
1975
Nov 1975
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
1974
Apr 1974
Music Education Seminar
Jun 1974
<Korean Journal of Music Education Research> Publication
Sep 1974
Music Education Seminar
1973
Apr 1973
Music Education Seminar
May 1973
First Publication of <Korean Journal of Music Education Research>
Aug 1973
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Sep 1973
Teacher Composition Competition for Learning Material Development
1972
Apr 1972
Music Education Seminar
Aug 1972
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Oct 1972
Music Education Seminar
Oct 1972
Music Education Research Symposium
Dec 1972
Teacher Composition Competition for Learning Material Development
Dec 1972
Concert of Educators
1971
Jun 1971
Music Education Seminar
Aug 1971
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Oct 1971
Music Education Research Symposium
Dec 1971
Concert of Educators
1970
May 1970
Music Education Seminar
Aug 1970
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Oct 1970
Music Education Research Symposium
Dec 1970
Concert of Educators
1969
Aug 1969
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Oct 1969
Music Education Research Symposium
Nov 1969
Music Education Seminar
Dec 1969
Concert of Educators
1968
Aug 1968
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Oct 1968
Music Education Research Symposium
Oct 1968
Concert of Educators
1967
Jul 1967
Workshop
Aug 1967
Youth Concert
Aug 1967
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Sep 1967
Music Education Research Symposium
Oct 1967
Concert of Educators
1966
Aug 1966
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Sep 1966
Music Education Research Symposium
1965
Jan 1965
Change of ISME Board Member in Korea (Jung, Semoon)
Aug 1965
Music Education Research Symposium
Aug 1965
Co-hosting Children’s Song Composition Workshop for Teachers
Dec 1965
Concert of Educators
1964
Oct 1964
Music Education Research Symposium
Oct 1964
Concert of Educator
1963
Oct 1963
Music Education Research Symposium
Oct 1963
Concert of Educator
1962
Nov 1962
Music Education Research Symposium
1961
Oct 1961
Music Education Research Symposium
1960
Oct 1960
Music Education Research Symposium
1959
Sep 1959
Music Education Research Symposium
1958
Sep 1958
Music Education Research Symposium
Oct 1958
Youth Concert
1956
Aug 1956
Founding of Korea Music Education Research Society
1950
Dec 1950
Concert of Educator
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