Honorary members

From time to time the General Assembly elects outstanding people to become Honorary Member of the ISCM. The title is given to honour a person's internationally remarkable achievements in the field of contemporary music.
This page gives an overview of all ISCM Honorary Members since the Society's very establishment in 1922. You can narrow down your search using the filters below.

Meet our Honorary members:

Andriessen, Louis
Elected: 2008
Born: 1939

Babbitt, Milton
Elected: 2010
Born: 1916

Bartók, Béla
Elected: 1935
Born: 1881

Broman, Sten
Elected: 1963
Born: 1902

Busoni, Ferruccio
Elected: 1923
Born: 1866

Cage, John
Elected: 1983
Born: 1912

Carter, Elliott
Elected: 1993
Born: 1908

Casella, Alfredo
Elected: 1959
Born: 1883

Cerha, Friedrich
Elected: 1996
Born: 1926

Chou, Wen-chung
Elected: 1994
Born: 1923

Clark, Edward J.
Elected: 1956
Born:

Collaer, Paul
Elected: 1981
Born: 1891

Copland, Aaron
Elected: 1970
Born: 1900

Dallapiccola, Luigi
Elected: 1950
Born: 1904

Dent, Edward J.
Elected: 1948
Born: 1876

Eckert, Franz
Elected: 1931
Born: 2001

Esplá, Óscar
Elected: 1965
Born: 1886

Falla, Manuel de
Elected: 1927
Born: 1876

Finnissy, Michael
Elected: 1998
Born: 1946

Globokar, Vinko
Elected: 2003
Born: 1934

Gubaidulina, Sofia
Elected: 2011
Born: 1931

Hába, Alois
Elected: 1957
Born: 1893

Henschel, Ernst
Elected: 1963
Born: 1892

Hindemith, Paul
Elected: 1950
Born: 1895

Honegger, Arthur
Elected: 1950
Born: 1892

Huber, Klaus
Elected: 1994
Born: 1924

Kang, Sukhi
Elected: 2003
Born: 1934

Kodály, Zoltán
Elected: 1958
Born: 1882

Koechlin, Charles
Elected: 1948
Born: 1867

Krauze, Zygmunt
Elected: 1999
Born: 1938

Krenek, Ernst
Elected: 1986
Born: 1900

Kurtág, György
Elected: 1994
Born: 1926

Lam, Doming
Elected: 2007
Born: 1926

Laporte, André
Elected: 2006
Born: 1931

Ligeti, György
Elected: 1984
Born:

Lutosławski, Witold
Elected: 1969
Born:

Maas, Walter
Elected: 1984
Born:

Malipiero, Gian Francesco
Elected: 1951
Born: 1882

Matsudaira, Yori-Aki
Elected: 2008
Born: 1931

Mellnäs, Arne
Elected: 2002
Born: 1933

Messiaen, Olivier
Elected: 1984
Born: 1908

Milhaud, Darius
Elected: 1950
Born:

Nancarrow, Conlon
Elected: 1993
Born: 1912

Nordheim, Arne
Elected: 1997
Born:

Novák, Viteslav
Elected: 1947
Born: 1870

Nørgård, Per
Elected: 1995
Born: 1932

Oehlschlägel, Reinhard
Elected: 2004
Born: 1936

Pärt, Arvo
Elected: 2014
Born: 1935

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Elected: 1992
Born: 1933

Petrassi, Goffredo
Elected: 1957
Born: 1904

Pijper, Willem
Elected: 1950
Born: 1894

Ravel, Maurice
Elected: 1923
Born: 1875

Rosbaud, Hans
Elected: 1895
Born: 1960

Rosenberg, Hilding
Elected: 1956
Born: 1892

Roussel, Albert
Elected: 1950
Born: 1869

Rubin, Antonio
Elected: 1966
Born:

Saariaho, Kaija
Elected: 2012
Born: 1952

Sacher, Paul
Elected: 1971
Born: 1906

Schafer, R. Murray
Elected: 2017
Born: 1933

Scherchen, Hermann
Elected: 1961
Born: 1891

Schönberg, Arnold
Elected: 1946
Born: 1874

Sessions, Roger
Elected: 1959
Born: 1896

Sibelius, Jean
Elected: 1923
Born: 1865

Stravinsky, Igor
Elected: 1923
Born: 1882

Szymanowski, Karol
Elected: 1935
Born: 1882

Takemitsu, Toru
Elected: 1994
Born: 1930

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Elected: 1953
Born: 1872

Walraven, Chris
Elected: 1996
Born: 1930

Xenakis, Iannis
Elected: 1983
Born: 1922

Yuasa, Joji
Elected: 2010
Born: 1929

Yun, Isang
Elected: 1995
Born: 1917