The working language at the symposium is English. However, there is also an Extended Programme as part of this symposium, which has an embedded Local Programme. This local programme is in Turkish, in order to offer accessibility to the Turkish speaking musicians of the WSCM 2023’ host city, Istanbul.
Please read the membership information page at https://ifcm.net/membership-fees/ . You can then write an email to the address provided on that page to start your membership process.
Your IFCM membership number will have been sent to you with your confirmation email when you become a member. However, if you cannot access that information, please send an email to [email protected] , providing them with your name, surname and date of birth, when asking for your membership number to be sent to you.
As it is only possible for fully registered participants to join the workshops, we do not offer an accompanying person package. As for the concerts: early spring 2023, we will be providing a link on this webpage where accompanying persons can buy their concert tickets.
Yes. Tickets will be on sale early spring 2023 for all WSCM concerts.
We don’t offer cumulative discounts. If you belong to more than one category, you need to choose the one with the lower fee and register in that category.
The WSCM registration fee includes free access to presentations, sessions, readings and concerts. All accommodation, travel and local transport must be arranged and paid for by the participant.
We do not take reservations. Only paid registration guarantees you a space in the symposium.
Please wait for at least 3 working days for international bank transfers to go through. When your funds have cleared, we will send you a confirmation letter.
During the symposium, it will only be possible to buy day passes.
Each exhibitor will be allocated a 2x3m designated area with a table and 2 chairs. You will also be provided with free wifi and an AC power socket.
Yes, there will be. Please send an email to [email protected] to obtain information on prices, terms and conditions.
Your package includes tickets for 2 named people to attend a gala concert every evening and 2 consecutive afternoon concerts (these will need to be pre-booked). You can also attend presentations and sessions if there are spaces available.
Since you will be provided personalised name tags with QR codes to enter all venues, it is not possible to swap these around. The concert tickets will be assigned to the same named people throughout the entire symposium week.
Yes, it is possible to rent two or more adjoining stands. Please also let us know if you need additional services.
Istanbul has two international airports. Sabiha Gokcen, which has many links to European airports and the newly relocated Istanbul Airport, which is one of the most connected airports in the world. Of course, if you live in any of the many neighboring countries, there are many ways to travel by bus, sea and trains. From the airports there are buses and taxis to the town centre.
Almost all activities of the symposium will be within walking distance from our main campus, the Atatürk Cultural Centre, which is in the heart of Taksim Square. It is also a very touristy area, with many attractions, shops and a very wide selection of restaurants nearby.
We don’t have deals for individual participants, however, it is possible to obtain discounts for hotels for groups of 10 or more. The closest locations are Taksim, Beyoğlu, İstiklal Caddesi and Şişhane. We advise you start looking there for accommodation, as there is a large choice of hotels available. Please also read our advise on our hotel page on our website.
Food is not included in the registration fee. However, the campus is located in the culinary heart of the city and there is a wide choice of cuisines available at affordable prices.