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Conductors' Cafe
Published: Sep 28,2023

On Sunday, 24 September 2023, IFCM presented the inaugural International Conductors' Café event. This interactive, informative session took place through Zoom and was livestreamed on Facebook 

attracting a significant audience from across the globe. With approximately 50 pre-registrations from various countries, the diverse group of participants included conductors, all eager to engage in the discussion and gain valuable insights on conducting techniques and best practices. In addition to the registered attendees, we were thrilled to see that the Facebook livestream attracted over 600 viewers. This broader audience was able to benefit from the event's content and actively contributed to the discussion through comments and questions.

The International Conductors' Café featured renowned choral conductors who graciously shared their expertise and experiences in the field. Moderated by María Guinand, IFCM Board member from Venezuela, attendees were invited to share topics in which they are most interested as well their current work in order that IFCM might focus more specifically on these interests in the future. The Zoom platform allowed for active participation, including engaging group discussions. The livestream on Facebook provided an accessible alternative for those unable to register or attend the event live, effectively extending the reach of the International Conductors' Café.

Overall, the event was a great success, offering a valuable exchanging opportunity for conductors. It showcased IFCM's commitment to promoting excellence and fostering global connections within the choral community. We would like to express our gratitude to the conductors who shared their expertise, the participants who actively engaged in the discussion, and the audience members who followed the event on Facebook. We are proud to provide in future a platform for knowledge exchange and networking in these challenging times, and we look forward to organizing more impactful events for our members.



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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.

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