The WMC strives to establish a stage where everyone can:
Engage in unique interactive sessions with music professionals and mental health experts to boost creativity
The World Music Conference creates an intercultural dialogue through music education, by showcasing creative conversations, on mental health and wellness through music, provides a great platform for all those who are keen to share the importance and benefits of music through their work and expertise and to contribute to wellbeing outcomes in young children and adolescents and to a wider audience.
The World Music Conference was established in 2017, with the intention of creating long-lasting ties between the numerous cultures coexisting within our society today. Since then, we have successfully hosted four conferences showcasing a unique array of world musicians and expert speakers to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Each year, the speakers cover a wide range of topics, which means there's always something for everyone to discover and enjoy.
The World Music Conference (WMC) organised by the British Carnatic Choir is the flagship event in the Midlands. It aims to bring together youth, artists, musicians, professionals of all age groups, faith, race and cultural backgrounds, in an attempt to share good values, practices, knowledge, common values and to promote peace, harmony and unity.
We have more similarities than differences, but our race and pace in life has created wider gaps. This world-class event aims to bridge these gaps by bringing together people from all walks of life, that includes dignitaries, academicians, students and music enthusiasts from all over the world.
This multidisciplinary conference brings together music professionals, leading researchers, and academics, mental health experts and corporate s to gather online to specifically share ideas and experiences and to make new and valuable connections with their peers from all backgrounds. It not only creates an intercultural dialogue through education but encourages creative conversations utilising approaches that can help in creating awareness about the positive impact of music and wellness in young children and adolescents. It further provides a great platform for all those who are keen to share the importance and benefits of music through their work and expertise within their community and to contribute to wellbeing outcomes to a wider audience.
Role of music in promoting prenatal health, development health in children and behavioural patterns in adolescents through music.
To broaden abilities of socio-emotional communication and interaction of children and adolescents through music.
The conference is committed to provide a creative learning experience and provide a positive outcome for all age groups: womb to adults.
Decoding wellness through music for young children and adolescents.
The over-arching aim of this two-day conference is to bring together and provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for leading academicians, scientists, researchers and music scholars to share and exchange experiences/ information. Sessions involve practical techniques/methods on ‘Decoding wellness for young children and adolescents through music.’
It further aims to maintain its trademark of featured keynote speakers and artists of a very high standard and repute.
We are excited to team up with various partners to further inspire, educate and re-establish the impact of music by keynote speeches, panels, discussions, and music performances from around the world.
Music - a great source of motivation and enhances wellbeing of many, children in particular.
Music plays a very valuable role and has a very positive effect on mental health. It is proven to be a great source of motivation, enhances well-being, and reduces anxiety. Several communities have turned towards music to help them through this pandemic. With the technological advancement, many approaches have evolved to make music and to share the musical experiences to many globally.
Promoting positive mental health involves a great deal more than a concern with just medication, genetic disposition or clinical and scientific procedures. By adopting an interactive and holistic focus, music reconnects states of wellness for a creative and fulfilling experience. It helps to stimulate emotional and aesthetic responses, promote social, creative and vocational skills, improves confidence, expression and communication and self-esteem. And this conference offers a great opportunity for a fully inclusive multidisciplinary analysis between music, children and adolescents
Why should you attend this conference ?
3 key areas of focus - Identifying and developing strategies to establish a link between positive influences of music particularly in young children and adolescents.
- Facilitating knowledge sharing and techniques of preventive healthcare through direct engagement with music professionals, and health experts.
- Highlight and explore therapeutic benefits of music and how it helps to create a wholesome sense of wellbeing,
Who should attend this conference ?
This multidisciplinary conference brings young people, leading researchers mental health and yoga practitioners, communities corporates and music professionals together from all backgrounds. It not only creates an intercultural dialogue through education, but music encourages creative conversations utilising approaches that are rooted in the community, for all those who are keen to share the importance and benefits of music through their work and expertise within their community and to contribute to wellbeing outcomes to a wider audience.
In addition, the conference will focus on performances by professionals and also encourage young people to showcase their musical skills.
Participants will be encouraged to learn and gain insights about the importance of music for children and adolescents and how it extends across the arts and humanities into the Sciences and how it enables us all to establish a strong sense of personal identity.
The conference will also give the delegates ample opportunities to
- Triggers thought provoking insights
- Encourage innovative thoughts and reflect on latest research and findings
- Discover best and effective practices
- Keynote and breakout sessions, papers, presentations and discussions
Speakers representing a wide diaspora of professionals, health practitioners, mental health experts and corporates will inform and educate the delegates who have registered to network and listen to keynote speeches and engage in panel discussions. Delegates will also be having an opportunity to network with our key sponsors and other exhibitors.
In addition, the conference will feature performances by professionals and young people from across continents and different styles of music to showcase their musical talents.
The World Music Conference is organised by the British Carnatic Choir (BCC), the U.K.'s first and only Carnatic Choir. The BCC is governed by a board of patrons and trustees who hail from a variety of professional backgrounds and oversee the organisation.
Each year, our team works hard to ensure that our conference is a friendly, welcoming space in which leading researchers, musicians, and the general public can meet to share, inspire, and network.
Over the years since its inception, the BCC has carefully curated and developed its Carnatic Choral repertoire and delivered several performances across the UK. We benefit from the support of eminent Carnatic musicians from across the globe, such as our patron, Guru Neyveli Santhanagopalan. We work closely with academics responsible for music syllabuses at prominent universities, such as our patron, Dr. Tom Williams of Coventry university. We are especially proud of our longstanding relationship with the Birmingham City University and Conservatoire. All the while, our focus has been on encouraging and developing the next generation of musical talent.
The members of the Choir come from different religions, languages and cultural backgrounds and share the passion for singing and performing together.
Our primary event was an annual Symposium of Music. The symposium in 2015 and 2016 was well attended by several universities in the Midlands and by professional bodies. For more information about our activities and events, please visit www.britishcarnaticchoir.com.
Dr Ramakrishnan is an advocate of mental health through music. She is the Founder, Curator of the World Music Conference.
Chithra started her company ShruthiUK in 2005, with the aim of making Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music and dance more accessible in the UK. She is recognised for her exceptional care and unique holistic methods whilst engaging with people of all ages and abilities; her work serves to boost their confidence and to improve their mental and social wellbeing. S
Message of support for WMC 2020 from the renowned Indian Classical Violinist, Musician and Educator, Padma Bhushan, Dr L Subramaniam
Message of support for WMC 2020 from Dr David Burbidge, CBE,DL, Chairman, Coventry City of Culture, Chair, CBSO
Combined Mayor of West Midlands
Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Patron, British Carnatic Choir
Patron, British Carnatic Choir
Consul General of India in Birmingham, Chief Patron, World Music Conference
Minister (Culture), Indian High Commission, UK & Director, Nehru Centre, London
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University
Chief Executive Officer, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer, AwanMarketing Plc Vice President, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Former President, Asian business Chambers of Commerce