The Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education concerns itself with the promotion of Musical Arts Education
throughout Africa. It is as an autonomous society that operates on a non-profit basis and official representative arm
of Africa in the International Society for Music Education (ISME). PASMAE derives its authority from its membership,
who empowers the Society to act on their behalf in advocacy, coordinating and advisory roles in matters concerning
Musical Arts Education and its practice in Africa. It is furthermore bolstered by its status as an ISME affiliate, and in
turn by ISME’s position relative to the International Music Council (IMC) and the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).