News

Jan

30

World Youth Choir Session 2018: don’t miss the audition deadline!

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World Youth Choir session 2018 (4-25 July), Inner Mongolia, China

Conductors: Helen Stureborg (Sweden) and Jonathan Velasco (Philippines)

Don’t miss the opportunity to audition before February 15, 2018 to be part of it!

https://www.worldyouthchoir.org/summer-session-2018

WYC Tour 2017: on the way to Novi Sad, Serbia © Luca Móczár

 

Jan

30

ACDA National Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA: Auditions Open

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ACDA National Conference is February 27 – March 2, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Auditions for Performing Choirs and Proposals for Interest Sessions are currently being accepted. Additional information: https://acda.org/ACDA/Conferences/National_Conference/ACDA/Conference/National_Conference.aspx

Contact: American Choral Directors Association
Email: acda@acda.org
Website: http://acda.org

Jan

01

Greetings from IFCM President, Emily Kuo Vong

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Dear Friends,

A warm season’s greetings and happy new year!

I wish you all a great year full of happiness, health, and of course, good choral music!

The International Federation for Choral Music has many events, activities, and programs in service of our membership planned for 2018. I encourage you all to join us at these events for many wonderful and exciting opportunities to connect with fellow choral colleagues, engage in cultural and choral exchange, learn new ideas and techniques from established professionals, and listen to music from the world’s finest choirs.

In this new year of 2018, let us spread the joy of choral music to even more people across the globe with a message of peace, love, and friendship for all.

Best wishes,

Emily Kuo Vong, President

Jan

01

Relevance: North Dakota State University’s Third Choral Symposium, co-sponsored by ACDA

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October 11-13, 2018
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Inclusion * Social Justice * Transformation * Diversity * Inspiration * Community. Featuring Craig Hella Johnson conducting Conspirare in Considering Matthew Shepard. Concerts and interest sessions. Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2018

Contact: Dr. Jo Ann Miller at jo.miller@ndsu.edu
Website: http://ndsu.edu/music

Dec

2017

ACDA 2018 Symposium on Research in Choral Singing

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September 14-15, 2018
Evanston, Illinois, USA

The intent of this event is to advance knowledge and practice with respect to choral singing, choir sound, choral pedagogy, and related areas such as equity and inclusion. The Call for Proposals is currently open. Additional information: https://acda.org/ACDA/Conference/Special_Event/Symposium_on_Research_in_Choral_Singing.aspx

Dec

2017

ACDA Children & Community Youth Choir Conductors’ Retreat, 13-14 January 2018

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Please join us for a two-day ACDA event over the Martin Luther King weekend, which is tailored for those who conduct children and youth choirs in schools, in the community, and in places of worship. The retreat will be a wonderful way to meet new colleagues in your field, and reconnect with old friends. After attending the varied presentations, reading sessions, and concert, you will travel home with ideas, techniques, and literature that you can immediately use with your choirs.

The retreat will begin around 8:30 on Saturday morning, and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Registration includes all sessions and three reading packets. Sessions will be led by experts in the children and community youth choir field, including Bob Chilcott, Emily Ellsworth, Melissa Keylock, Craig Denison, Marcia Patton, Craig Knapp, and more. ACDA Executive Director Tim Sharp will also present a session. The full list of presenters and sessions is […]

Dec

2017

Apply for the Young Event Management Programme at the EC Festival XX

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A programme by the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat

How is it to organise a festival for thousands of singers from all around the world?

YEMP (Young Event Management Programme) is a two-week training course including lectures and training on the job. After a selection process, 25 young people aged 18 to 30 from different countries will be invited to participate in the programme. The young YEMPers, fully included in the organising team, will be testing themselves with roles of responsibility in the various offices of the EUROPA CANTAT Festival XX, under the guidance of two coaches, one Estonian, and one international. Further information, programme and application form >> here

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2018

Dec

2017

Workshop on Digital Communication with a focus on Social Media, 26-27 April 2018

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A project by the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat

26 – 27 April 2018 | Bonn, Germany
For managers and staff of organisations

The Digital Communication Workshop will give you the skills needed to develop, implement, and continuously improve the communication and social media strategy of your organisation. A full package (accommodation, subsistence and workshop) to upgrade your skills and exchange experiences and methods with other networks.

Speakers: Alan Kelly (Board member of the Association of Irish Choirs) and Stefano Zucchiatti (Communication Manager at Europe Jazz Network)

We’ll learn:

How to structure a communication plan.
How to communicate before, during and after an event.
How to maximize Social Media.
Tools and advices for an efficient internal communication.
Focus on videos

More info on www.europeanchoralassociation.org >> APPLICATION FORM <<
Contact: communication@europeanchoralassociation.org

Nov

2017

World Youth Choir Session 2018 – Inner Mongolia, China

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The auditions for the World Youth Choir (WYC) 2018 Session are now officially OPEN until February 15, 2018. We kindly ask you to join us again in our common efforts to reach and recruit as many great singers as possible around the globe!

The session will be organized in Inner Mongolia from July 4 to 25, 2018. The concert tour will take the singers to Inner Mongolia, Beijing and the Guizhou Province. The WYC will be performing Nordic and European choral music from the 20th Century under the direction of Helene Stureborg (Sweden) and Asian folk and popular music under the direction of Jonathan Velasco (Philippines).

Are you a passionate choral singer, with a basic or semi-professional music education, please apply here directly before February 15, 2018 or contact one of the national recruiters on https://www.worldyouthchoir.org/national-recruiters

Would you like to become a national recruiter? Please contact info@worldyouthchoir.org

Or visit www.worldyouthchoir.org

Helene Stureborg

Jonathan Velasco

Nov

2017

News from the IFCM President

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President Emily Kuo Vong of the International Federation for Choral Music is happy to announce the following news:

IFCM’s Executive Committee conducted a very successful meeting this past October in Lisbon, Portugal, drawing up many important plans for IFCM events, programmes, and activities in 2018 and beyond.
The IFCM Board of Directors will conduct its first official meeting of 2018 this coming January in Lisbon, Portugal.
Congratulations to Mr. Dominique Lecheval (France), who was nominated by the ExCom and officially approved by the Board to hold the position of Treasurer for IFCM.
Congratulations to Ms. Sonja Greiner (Germany), who was nominated by the ExCom and officially approved by the Board to hold the position of Legal Advisor for IFCM.
Congratulations to Mr. Liu Peng (China), who was nominated by the President and officially approved by ExCom and the Board to join as the first IFCM Board member from China.

Dominique Lecheval

Sonja Greiner

Liu Peng