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Dec 05
IFCM 2020 General Assembly and Elections: Press Release
Published: Dec 05,2020

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) held its first online General Assembly on 3 December 2020. Prior to the General Assembly, the Election of the new Board of Directors was fully organized online (1-15 November 2020). We can proudly say that this event has a historical significance in our association since this is the first time we have had the opportunity to connect virtually with our members from all over the world.
The Election of the new Board of Directors was organized through an online voting system. An Election Committee was appointed to overlook and ensure fair and democratic results. The results were announced during the General Assembly and, the very next day, the new Board named their Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Governance Advisor.

The Board of Directors 2020-2023:

  • Emily Kuo Vong (Macau/Portugal.USA), President
  • Ki Adams (Canada), Vice-President
  • Jan Schumacher (Germany), Vice-President
  • Yveline Damas (Gabon), Vice-President
  • María Guinand (Venezuela), Vice-President
  • Yoshihiro Egawa (Japan), Vice-President
  • Dominique Lecheval (France), Treasurer
  • Thierry Thiebaut (France),
    representative of Founding Member A Coeur Joie International (ACJI)
  • Lynne Gackle (USA),
    representative of Founding Member American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Burak Onur Erdem (Turkey),
    representative of Founding Member European Choral Association-Europa Cantat (ECA-EC)
  • Saeko Hasegawa (Japan)
    representative of Founding Member Japan Choral Association (JCA)
  • Niels Græsholm (Denmark)
    Representative of Founding Member Nordisk Korforum (NKK)
  • John Rosser (New Zealand), Board member
  • Gábor Móczár (Hungary), Board member
  • Victoria Liedbergius (Norway), Board member
  • Ana Patricia Carbajal (Mexico), Board member 
  • Tim Sharp (USA), co-opted Board member
  • Roula Abou Baker (Lebanon), co-opted Board member
  • Sonja Greiner (Germany), Governance advisor



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