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
(b. 1939)
Elected: 2008

Babbitt, Milton
(1916-2011)
Elected: 2010

Bartók, Béla
(b. 1881)
Elected: 1935

Broman, Sten
(b. 1902)
Elected: 1963

Busoni, Ferruccio
(b. 1866)
Elected: 1923

Cage, John
(b. 1912)
Elected: 1983

Carter, Elliott
(b. 1908)
Elected: 1993

Casella, Alfredo
(b. 1883)
Elected: 1959

Cerha, Friedrich
(b. 1926)
Elected: 1996

Chou Wen-chung
(b. 1923)
Elected: 1994

Clark, Edward J.
(b. 1888)
Elected: 1956

Collaer, Paul
(b. 1891)
Elected: 1981

Copland, Aaron
(b. 1900)
Elected: 1970

Dallapiccola, Luigi
(b. 1904)
Elected: 1950

Dent, Edward J.
(b. 1876)
Elected: 1948

Eckert, Franz
(b. 2001)
Elected: 1931

Esplá, Óscar
(b. 1886)
Elected: 1965

Falla, Manuel de
(b. 1876)
Elected: 1927

Finnissy, Michael
(b. 1946)
Elected: 1998

Globokar, Vinko
(b. 1934)
Elected: 2003

Gubaidulina, Sofia
(b. 1931)
Elected: 2011

Hába, Alois
(b. 1893)
Elected: 1957

Henschel, Ernst
(b. 1892)
Elected: 1963

Hindemith, Paul
(b. 1895)
Elected: 1950

Honegger, Arthur
(b. 1892)
Elected: 1950

Huber, Klaus
(b. 1924)
Elected: 1994

Kang, Sukhi
(b. 1934)
Elected: 2003

Kodály, Zoltán
(b. 1882)
Elected: 1958

Koechlin, Charles
(b. 1867)
Elected: 1948

Krauze, Zygmunt
(b. 1938)
Elected: 1999

Krenek, Ernst
(b. 1900)
Elected: 1986

Kurtág, György
(b. 1926)
Elected: 1994

Lam, Doming
(b. 1926)
Elected: 2007

Laporte, André
(b. 1931)
Elected: 2006

Ligeti, György
(b. )
Elected: 1984

Lutosławski, Witold
(b. )
Elected: 1969

Maas, Walter
(b. )
Elected: 1984

Malipiero, Gian Francesco
(b. 1882)
Elected: 1951

Matsudaira, Yori-Aki
(b. 1931)
Elected: 2008

Mellnäs, Arne
(b. 1933)
Elected: 2002

Messiaen, Olivier
(b. 1908)
Elected: 1984

Milhaud, Darius
(b. )
Elected: 1950

Nancarrow, Conlon
(b. 1912)
Elected: 1993

Nordheim, Arne
(b. )
Elected: 1997

Novák, Viteslav
(b. 1870)
Elected: 1947

Nørgård, Per
(b. 1932)
Elected: 1995

Oehlschlägel, Reinhard
(b. 1936)
Elected: 2004

Pärt, Arvo
(b. 1935)
Elected: 2014

Penderecki, Krzysztof
(b. 1933)
Elected: 1992

Petrassi, Goffredo
(b. 1904)
Elected: 1957

Pijper, Willem
(b. 1894)
Elected: 1950

Ravel, Maurice
(1875-1937)
Elected: 1923

Rosbaud, Hans
(b. 1960)
Elected: 1895

Rosenberg, Hilding
(b. 1892)
Elected: 1956

Roussel, Albert
(b. 1869)
Elected: 1950

Rubin, Antonio
(b. )
Elected: 1966

Saariaho, Kaija
(b. 1952)
Elected: 2012

Sacher, Paul
(b. 1906)
Elected: 1971

Schafer, R. Murray
(b. 1933)
Elected: 2017

Scherchen, Hermann
(b. 1891)
Elected: 1961

Schönberg, Arnold
(b. 1874)
Elected: 1946

Sessions, Roger
(b. 1896)
Elected: 1959

Sibelius, Jean
(b. 1865)
Elected: 1923

Stravinsky, Igor
(b. 1882)
Elected: 1923

Szymanowski, Karol
(b. 1882)
Elected: 1935

Takemitsu, Toru
(b. 1930)
Elected: 1994

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
(b. 1872)
Elected: 1953

Walraven, Chris
(b. 1930)
Elected: 1996

Xenakis, Iannis
(b. 1922)
Elected: 1983

Yuasa, Joji
(b. 1929)
Elected: 2010

Yun, Isang
(b. 1917)
Elected: 1995