The Big Gig - Cambodia 2024

by Musical Futures International & MTIIS

A groundbreaking 2-day Professional Development experience for international school music teachers.

Book your place at the event:

CIA FIRST International School  (see map)

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November, 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)

Fees: $395USD per person

Includes snacks, lunch, networking and a 1 year subscription to our mega resource pack.

What is the Big Gig Cambodia 2024?

The Big Gig Cambodia 2024 is a two-day event hosted by Musical Futures International & Music Teachers In International Schools (MTIIS) that brings together a global community of teachers to shape the future of music education. Join us as we play, sing, compose, arrange, produce, scratch, rap and improvise our way through two days of practical workshops. This conference builds on the incredibly successful Big Gig events in Bangkok, Mumbai and Kobe earlier in 2024. Join us for the first Big Gig in Cambodia!

Download the event flyer here to help with your PD application.

What will you learn?

  • Explore informal and aural learning pedagogies that work beautifully in all international school contexts.

  • Explore current trends in Music Technology & production, such as sequencing, synthesis, sampling and using electronic devices as instruments  that will directly assist in PYP, MYP, IBDP and British curriculum courses.

  • Gather ideas for developing a contemporary and progressive curriculum that engages learners of all ages and prepares students to become 21st Century Musicians.

  • Improve student (and teacher) confidence with improvising, soloing and composing through our tried and tested approaches to classroom workshopping.

  • Get a one year subscription to our huge collection of brand new online resources to support fun, engaging and creative music making in your school.

  • Be involved in practical and relevant workshops for primary/elementary and secondary, led by experienced international school music educators who truly understand this unique context.


  • Meet like-minded international school music educators to build your network.

  • Share ideas, best practice & resources with other international school music educators.

  • An information pack with hotel recommendations and guidance for transportation to/around Phnom Penh coming soon (to be updated as we get closer to the event date!).

If you have any questions about the event, please email:

An immersive, practical and inspiring weekend!

What people say about the Big Gig

"A great weekend of focused learning that was still very fun and applicable to a real world music classroom - highly recommended" 
Sean - AOBA Tokyo

"The Big Gig was nothing short of absolutely spectacular fun! Two days spent exploring, tinkering, playing music and sharing ideas felt remarkably therapeutic, offering a respite from the demands of our daily teaching routines. The experience of simply playing music alongside fellow music educators provided an invaluable opportunity for rejuvenation and connection whilst reinforcing the significance of fostering a supportive community within the realm of music education. A big thank you to the Musical Futures International team for the incredible resources they left us with and a revitalising reminder of the intrinsic rewards of being a music educator"
Rozelle - Oberoi International School - JVLR Campus

“The amount of hands on workshops was incredible!”
Matthew - Ministry of Education, Singapore.

“I loved having the opportunity to learn from others and meet colleagues. The practical activities and music making”
Jen - Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang.

"I found the weekend to be an ideal combination of music making, theoretical information, immersion with pop pedagogy and technology, and time to network with other teachers who also are interested in making music learning more relevant, interesting, and creative" 
 Matthew - Education University of Hong Kong.

What the Big Gig looks and sounds like

Book your place at the event:

CIA FIRST International School  (see map)

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November, 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)

Fees: $395USD per person

Includes snacks, lunch, networking and a 1 year subscription to our mega resource pack.

The Big Gig FAQ's - Accomodation, inclusions and more

Is this event for international school teachers only?

No. Any music teacher who feels they would benefit from the content presented in this workshop may choose to attend.

Can all music teachers join this conference?

Yes, this workshop will suit ALL music teachers working with students from K-13. Content will cover elementary, middle school and high school settings and there will be lots on offer over the weekend!

Do I need to bring an instrument?

You are more than welcome to bring your preferred instrument to the conference! If not, you are welcome to use the instruments available at CIA First International School.

What do I do if I need to make a change to my booking/registration?

Please contact our team at to discuss any changes to your booking.

Please also re-read the Terms & Conditions to check how changes to your booking may impact you.

What is/isn't included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes two full days of practical workshops between 9:00am - 4:00pm. It also includes snacks, refreshments and lunch on both days.

Your registration fee does not include accomodation, transport (flights/taxis etc.) or any other expenses associated with the conference.

What are the best accomodation options nearby?

There are two hotels options nearby:

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