World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music

World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music

You are cordially invited to attend the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music during 14 – 16 August 2015 in Sydney! After successful festivals in Canada, 2011, and the US in 2013, the Festival for Vietnamese traditional music makes its debut in Australia in August this year.  This Festival is proudly supported by the Australian National University School of Music, Vietnam Foundation and University Preparation College Australia.  We are connecting the greater Vietnamese diaspora through music and promoting knowledge of Vietnamese traditional music to the wider community. And, most of all, we are sharing of culture, knowledge, and music, from different corners of the world. There will be lectures, presentations, workshops and a Gala Concert with Vietnamese and Western performers. Listen to new ideas, enjoy tradition, and explore with us as we find out what Vietnamese music means to different people!

Please visit the official website for more information:

Call for sumbissions

The Festival Organising Committee invites submissions on Vietnamese traditional music related to the theme of Beyond Tradition. They will be presented at the Festival during 14 -15 August 2015 in Sydney Australia.


  • Research papers: 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes question time
  • Practical workshops: 45 minutes
  • Lectures: 30 minutes presentation and 10 minutes question time
  • Recitals: 30 – 45 minutes

Guidelines for submissions

Scholars and performers are invited to submit 200 word abstracts to the General Secretary at All submissions must be received by 15 May 2015. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by 1 June 2015.

Suggested topics

  • Preserving and promoting Vietnamese traditional music in the Twenty-First century
  • Changes in performance practice of Vietnamese traditional music
  • Vietnamese traditional music in its historical and social contexts
  • Western music with Vietnamese cultural influences
  • Vietnamese instrumental techniques
  • New compositional directions in Vietnamese traditional music
  • Other topics also welcome

Updated:  30 April 2015/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications