Mission and Aims

       SEADOM is a Southeast Asia cultural and educational network, which was established in 2008 (see SEADOM History). It represents the interests of institutions that are concerned with training for the music profession. Today, SEADOM includes 70 member institutions in 10 Southeast Asian countries.

        SEADOM works for the advancement of Southeast Asian Music Education with a particular focus on professional training for musician as they engage with music, the arts and culture in contemporary society and for future generations. It does this through providing support, information, network opportunities and expert advice to the specialist institutions offering advanced music education, through engaging in advocacy and partnership-building at Southeast Asian and international levels.

        Whilst music is the primary focus of SEADOM, dance and drama are often taught alongside music in the specialist institutions represented by the Association and, under those circumstances, its mission actively embraces these disciplines. The statements made here, and in the Aims, Objectives and Values of SEADOM, should therefore be regarded as also applying, where relevant, to these sister performing arts.

AIMS of the Association:

  • To facilitate cooperation at regional level and represent the interests of the professional music training sector in Southeast Asia
  • Celebrate the richness and diversity of music in the region
  • Promote the role and importance of professional music training in Southeast Asian societies
  • Provide a platform for sharing of expertise, developments and best practices at institutional, national and regional levels
  • Encourage exchange and collaborations between institutions and nations
  • Organize an annual conference for its members, encompassing areas of research, music education, composition, ensemble playing, Southeast Asian traditions and performance

SEADOM missions and aims are realized through the working themes.