International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis

The International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA) is a yearly workshop bringing together researchers from the fields of ethnomusicology, musicology and music information retrieval (MIR). It provides a forum that encourages sharing of ideas, needs, research methods and discoveries, among ethnomusicologists, musicians, librarians, students, museum curators, computer science experts and music information retrieval researchers. The aim is to foster cross-disciplinary collaborative networks and the development of new interdisciplinary tools and techniques that promote an enriched understanding of traditional musics and the preservation/dissemination of world musical cultural heritage.

Next Edition

FMA 2020 – Aalborg, DK ( Cancelled.

Previous Editions

FMA 2019 – Birmingham, UK (

FMA 2018 – Thessaloniki, Greece (

FMA 2017 – Málaga, Spain (

FMA 2016 – Dublin, Ireland (

FMA 2015 – Paris, France (

FMA 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey (download proceedings)

FMA 2013 – Amsterdam, Netherlands (

FMA 2012 – Sevilla, Spain (

FMA 2011 – Athens, Greece (

Associated Organizations

We proudly collaborate with the Analytical Approaches to World Music Conference.

Steering Group

A Steering Group is responsible for continuity of the workshop. Members are:

  • Peter van Kranenburg, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam (chair)
  • Islah Ali-MacLachlan, Birmingham City University
  • Pierre Beauguitte, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Emilios Cambouropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Emilia Gómez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Andre Holzapfel, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Aggelos Pikrakis, University of Piraeus