about IFCMIFCM : a Federation that contributes to international unity

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Through its world and regional symposia, conducting master classes, World Youth Choir, Choral Music Database (Musica), ChoralNet website, World Choral Census, International Choral Bulletin, World Day of Choral Singing and many other projects, IFCM is fulfilling its purpose.

In a world that develops nuclear weapons, that lives with the expansion of terrorism, and that abuses the environment, choral singing is one of the most powerful unifying forces between nations. Differences in culture, political ideology, race and language disappear when people sing together. Literally, they merge as one voice to become part of a global family.


IFCM is the official representative of choral music on the International Music Council. The Council recognizes that there are perhaps more people in the world participating in choral music than in any other group activity and that choral musicians need an organization such as IFCM to encourage and facilitate international communication and cooperation.