In synergy of the World and the Turkish World, between Cyprus and Turkey, a brand new cultural bridge is being established where we shall be witnessing beauty of music as if diversifying out of a cocoon. In this respect "3rd International Silk Road Music Conference" with a rich content and contributions of valuable participants will be organized on 17-19 July 2017 in city of Famagusta of beautiful Cyprus hosted by East Mediterranean University.
This exquisite series of conferences realized in leadership of MÜZED (Music Trainers Association), in partnership of TÜRKSOY (International Turkish Culture Organization) and TÜRKMEB (Turkish World Music Education Society) and with the support of ISME (International Society for Music Education) met for the first time in 2014 hosted by Marmara University (İstanbul) and afterwards last year hosted by Abant İzzet Baysal University (Bolu).
We believe that "3rd International Silk Road Music Conference" shall attach significant values to rich musical culture of Northern Republic of Cyprus reaching from past to future and valuable academic life of East Mediterranean University.
While we are experiencing together the impacts of the process the world and our country pass through as regards multilateral fields of interest and relations with the world it is expected that this important meeting shall have a quality of positive break/station for music education and culture. When we consider its links with "ISME Baku World Conference " to be executed in 2018 in Azerbaijan and "Regional Conference" planned to be held in İstanbul in 2019 in partnership with ISME importance of this valuable endeavor is revealed by itself.
With our belief that this richness at which we expect to have participation from all branches of the music world shall transform into a prosperous working atmosphere in warm, beautiful summer days we hope to meet with you, valuable people of music and scientists, in Famagusta on 17/19 July 2017 to transform Cyprus into an island of music!
Prof. Dr. Uğur ALPAGUT
MÜZED International Relations Secretary
TÜRKMEB Secretary General
Member of the ISME Board
President of Department of Fine Arts at Abant İzzet Baysal University
I would like to state that I deem it very meaningful and honoring to hold the Third Silk Road Music Conference in the Northern Republic of Cyprus. And additionally it made us feel proud that this conference shall be hosted by East Mediterranean University of which I have the honor to be a member . It is our great wish that this conference will be rich both scientifically and art-wise and superior. I greet distinguished participants and musician colleagues with love and respect already.
Prof. Memduh ÖZDEMİR
President of Department of Fine Arts at East Mediterranean University