The Big Gig - INDIA 2024

by Musical Futures International & MTIIS

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

Book your place at the event:

Oberoi International School (see map)
15th & 16th March 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)
$275 AUD (15,000INR) per person
Includes snacks, lunch and a massive resource pack!

What is the Big Gig INDIA 2024?

The Big Gig 2024 is a two-day festival/conference 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 and Kuala Lumpur in 2023. Join us for the first Big Gig in India!

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

What will you learn?

  • 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.

  • Take away a huge collection of brand new online resources to support fun, engaging and creative music making in your school - no extra charge or subscription necessary, these are yours to keep.

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

  • 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.

  • Check out this information pack with hotel recommendations and guidance for transportation to/around Mumbai (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

"What’s been so fun and refreshing is just being in a room full of music educators and actually making music together” - Fiona - Shen Wai International School, Shenzhen.

“I loved the warm and positive atmosphere that was created by music teachers all supporting each other and listening to ideas in an open minded way” - James - Denla British School, Bangkok.

“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.

What the Big Gig looks and sounds like

Book your place at the event:

Oberoi International School (see map)
15th & 16th March 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)
$275 AUD (15,000INR) per person
Includes snacks, lunch and a massive resource pack!

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

Is this conference 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 Oberoi 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:

The Fern Goregaon:

Radisson Mumbai Goregaon:

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Music Teachers In International Schools community.