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May 04
IFCM General Assembly and Elections 2023: update
Published: May 04,2023

The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) held its General Assembly on 25 April 2023. Prior to the General Assembly, the Election of the new Board of Directors was fully organized online (1 March – 1 April 2023). We can proudly say that this event has a historical significance in our association since this was the first time ALL INDIVIDUALS had the opportunity to vote individually thanks to a change of in the Bylaws voted at the General Assembly in Lisbon in September 2022. Other changes include more votes for the following categories: choirs (2 votes), Local organizations (3 votes), national and regional organizations (10 votes), and international organizations (20 votes).

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, on April 28, the new Board named their Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Governance Advisor.

The Board of Directors 2023-2026

  • Emily Kuo Vong, President
  • Jan Schumacher (Germany), Vice-President
  • Burak Onur Erdem (Turkey), Vice-President
  • Roula Abou Baker (Lebanon), Vice-President
  • María Guinand (Venezuela), Vice-President
  • Yoshihiro Egawa (Japan), Vice-President
  • Dominique Lecheval (France), Treasurer
  • Ki Adams (Canada), Board Member
  • Ana Patricia Carbajal (Mexico), Board Member
  • Yveline Damas (Gabon), Board Member
  • Niels Graesholm (Denmark), Board Member
  • Darius Lim (Singapore), Board Member
  • Gábor Móczár (Hungary), Board Member
  • John Rosser (New Zealand), Board Member
  • Kaie Tanner (Estonia), Board Member
  • Anthony Trecek-King (USA), Board Member
  • Cameron LaBarr (USA), co-opted Board Member

Internal Auditors

  • Montserrat Cadevall (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Ingrid Meka (Burundi)

Governance Advisor

  • Sonja Greiner (Germany)

Congratulations to all and thank you to all the candidates who applied.

A big thank you also to the members who left the Board after their mandates: Saeko Hasegawa, Victoria Liedbergius, Tim Sharp, Jo-Michael Scheibe and Thierry Thiébaut.


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