The 2017 International Symposium on Musical Acoustics (ISMA) was held at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 18 - 22 June 2017.

The 2017 ISMA provided a focused, intimate forum with non-overlapping presentation and poster sessions on such topics as computer modelling of music instruments and the voice, experimental techniques for sound or instrument characterization, analysis and synthesis of sounds, visualisation and analysis of player-instrument interactions, music pedagogy, and human perception of music and sound. The event was hosted by the Computational Acoustic Modeling Laboratory in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, together with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, and was also co-sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America. Funding to support the symposium was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.