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IFCM Kicks off in High Gear with the Creation of Standing Committees
Published: Jan 29,2021

During their first meeting on 16 December 2020, the elected Board members started positively and actively and confirmed the creation of several committees to manage the various matters of IFCM. Membership on standing committees is distributed among the Board and staff members. Here is an overview.

Secretary of the Board: Ki Adams

WSCM 2023

  • Administrative Committee: Ki Adams (chair), Yoshihiro Egawa, Gábor Móczár
  • Artistic Committee: Jan Schumacher (chair), Cristian Grases, Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng (Members from Qatar to be confirmed in the next enews.)

Conductors Without Borders (CWB)

  • Chair: Thierry Thiébaut
  • Members: Burak Onur Erdem, Yveline Damas, Yoshihiro Egawa, María Guinand, Jan Schumacher, Roula Abou Baker, AnaPatricia Carbajal, Victoria Liedbergius, Iva Radulović (secretary)

World Choral Day (WCD)

  • Chair: Gábor Móczár
  • Members: María Guinand, Burak Onur Erdem, Saeko Hasegawa

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Countries Youth Choir (SCOCYC)

  • Chair: Gábor Móczár
  • Members: Ki Adams, Burak Onur Erdem, Saeko Hasegawa, André de Quadros

Asia Pacific Youth Choir (APYC)

  • Chair: Yoshihiro Egawa
  • Members: John Rosser — plus other local representatives

International Choral Composition Competition (ICCC)

  • Chair: Burak Onur Erdem
  • Members: María Guinand, Jan Schumacher

World Choral Expo (WCE)

  • Chair: Jan Schumacher
  • Members: Roula Abou Baker, María Guinand, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Ki Adams

Choral Education Programs

  • Chair: Tim Sharp
  • Members: Jo-Michael Scheibe, Gábor Móczár, Ana Patricia Carbajal, Irvinne Redor, Naomi Faran, Kaie Tanner

Governance and Election Committee

  • Chair: Sonja Greiner
  • Members: Niels Græsholm, John Rosser

Data Protection Officer

  • Board member responsible for any related issue: Niels Græsholm

Staff Liaison Officer

  • Board member responsible for staff questions or issues: Dominique Lecheval

International Choral Bulletin (ICB)

  • Board representative to be confirmed in the next enews.



  • Festivals in China: Emily Kuo Vong
  • World Youth Choir Foundation

Members of the Board: Emily Kuo Vong, Ki Adams, Iva Radulović (ex officio)

Artistic Advisor: Cristian Grases

  • European Music Council and International Music Council

Representative: Ki Adams

  • Africa Cantat

Representatives: Iva Radulović, Yveline Damas, ThierryThiébaut, Sonja Greiner

ICB Bulletin

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Bulletin is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.

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Global Choral Calendar

Our focus at the moment is to unite the choral calendars of international choral organisations. Meanwhile please consult the calendar of choral events published by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat here.

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