IFCM Elections 2017: Press Release

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The International Federation for Choral Music elects a new President and Board and looks ahead to the future development of choral life in the World.

The International Federation for Choral Music is happy to announce that Emily Kuo Vong (Macau/Portugal/USA) was elected as President of the federation as successor of Michael J. Anderson (USA) whose mandate ended after a nine-year period on the Board. The membership thanked Michael J. Anderson and the outgoing Board members for their constructive work on the consolidation of the federation.

The General Assembly which met at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain on July 26th 2017, elected a Board of 14 persons from four continents, and especially recognized the merits of the Catalan Federation of Choral Entities (FCEC) for the successful organisation of the Symposium.

The President will be supported in her work by three Vice Presidents as Executive Committee members: Gábor Móczár (Hungary, also representing on the Board the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat ECA-EC as founding member of IFCM), Tim Sharp (USA, also representing on the Board the American Choral Directors Association ACDA as founding member of IFCM) and Thierry Thiébaut (France, also representing on the Board A Coeur Joie International as founding member of IFCM).

Further members of the Board:

  • Ki Adams (Canada),
  • Montserrat Cadevall (Spain)
  • Yveline Damas (Gabon),
  • Yoshihiro Egawa (Japan),
  • Oscar Escalada (Argentina),
  • Niels Græsholm (Denmark, also representing on the Board the Nordisk Korforum as founding member of IFCM),
  • Cristian Grases (Venezuela/USA),
  • T. J. Harper (USA)
  • Saeko Hasegawa (Japan, also representing on the Board the Japan Choral Association JCA as founding member of IFCM),
  • Victoria Liedbergius (Norway/Sweden),
  • Liu Peng (China).

For further information please contact: office@ifcm.net, www.ifcm.net