In order to advance the art of choral music throughout the world, the following organizations:

  • A Coeur Joie International
  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europaïsche Chorverbände
  • Asociación Interamericana de Directores de Coros
  • Europa Cantat, Fédération Européenne des Jeunes Chorales
  • Japan Choral Association
  • Nordiska Körkommittén-Samnam-Nordisk Korforum (NKF)

joined together, as founding organizations, to invite all other members of the International Choral Community to take part in the creation of an international organization in Namur, Belgium, on 8-10 August 1982. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) was born.

Present Founding Organizations, still existing are:

IFCM is legally incorporated in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA.

The business of IFCM is run from offices established by the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the organization and approved by the Board of Directors.

A Legal Committee, appointed by the Board and ExCom together ensures that all legal matters of IFCM are done according to law and to the internal rules and regulations of the organization.

The working language of IFCM is English.

Download the full IFCM Statutes in PDF here*

Download the full IFCM Bylaws in PDF here*

Download annex to the IFCM Bylaws: Definition of projects and activities

* Though the amendments (in red in the text) have not been approved by the General Assembly yet, it has been approved by the Board and can therefore be partly applied immediately if necessary for practical reasons and/or matters. These amendments will be presented for approval at the General Assembly in Barcelona 2017.