The Korean Federation for Choral Music (KFCM) was established in 1976 for the expansion and globalization of the Korean choral music. KFCM joined the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) in 2005. Here are some updates on the Federation that hosted the World Symposium on Choral Music in Seoul in 2014 and that just elected a new President for the next three years.
Dr. ChangHoon Park was elected 16th President of KFCM on May 28, 2022. For the past three decades, Dr. Park has established himself as a leader of the Korean choral society. He was the director and conductor of Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and the Seongnam City Chorus. Dr. Park has administrative experience as he served as the president of the Korean Universities Choral Federation, president of the Korean Choral Directors Association, director of the Korean Church Music Association, and vice president of KFCM.
Currently, he is the professor of conducting at the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary. He conducts the Zion Choir at the Somang Presbyterian Church and the Seoul Moffett Choir. He has also been the founder and director of the Seoul Oratorio Festival for the past 26 years.
KFCM will expand the base of Korean choral music to the world under his guidance. Congratulations to Dr. ChangHoon Park!
Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Magazine 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.Read more
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.Read more