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IMC Executive Board elects Vice Presidents

Paris 23/11/2017

At its first meeting held at the IMC Secretariat in Paris, the IMC Executive Board decided to elect Sheila Woodward (USA) and Ye Xiaogang (China) as Vice-Presidents. They will assist IMC president Emily Achieng’ Akuno and IMC Executive Vice-President Alfons Karabuda in strengthening the IMC global network and improving its actions for the Five Music Rights.

WoodwardS 08c 1080X1440 pixels 206kb 0Dr. Sheila Woodward is Professor of Music and Director of Music Education at Eastern Washington University, USA. She is Past President of the International Society for Music Education. She is a native of South Africa and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town and a Performer’s Licentiate in Organ from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She previously taught at the University of Southern California, the University of South Florida, and the University of the Western Cape.
Dr. Woodward has previously served on numerous professional boards; including two terms on the ISME Board of Directors (2004-2008), three terms on the ISME Early Childhood Music Education Commission (1992-1998, two as Chair), two terms on the NAfME Council for IN-ovations (2012-2014, one as Chair), and two terms on the NAfME Executive Board of the Society for General Music (2002-2006).

 

YeComposer Ye Xiaogang is the President of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, the IMC National Music Council in China. As one of the most distinguished Chinese composers with an established international reputation, Maestro Ye Xiaogang has long been active on the world stage and made a considerable contribution to Chinese music development and the international exchange of musical culture. As a leading Chinese composer, Ye has created well-received works in diverse genres of symphony, chamber music, ballet, opera and film music. These works, such as The Last Paradise, The Winter, Horizon, The Song of the Earth, The Great Wall Symphony, My Far Away Nanjing, Nine Horses, have been staged at numerous recital concerts in China and around the world.

During the same session, the Executive Board decided to coopt Roula Abou Baker (Lebanon), Managing Director of the Fayha Choir and Chile-born María Clara Vargas Cullell, Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty at the Universidad de Costa Rica, who complete the competencies, sectors and regions represented in the Board.

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EMC Newsflash 10/2017

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Dear members and friends,

With this newsflash we bring you the latest policy updates on the European Year for Cultural Heritage the European Commission and other items.
We send you our warmest season's greetings and wish you a good start into the New Year!

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European Agenda for Music – Have your say in the Open Online Consultation!

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The aim in developing a European Agenda for Music (EAM) is to bring together the diverse voices of the European music sector to determine a common vision and strategy for the future. The European Music Council has worked intensely to consult and hear from as many voices as possible, across Europe and across the music sector - and continues to do so. In the European music sector, we have many different viewpoints and interests, but we share one common goal: a thriving music sector that continues to play an essential role in the European landscape.

We are contacting you now to seek your feedback on this draft. The final version of the EAM shall be released in spring 2018, after this consultation. We have created an online open consultation to give you the opportunity to comment on content and structure of the draft EAM. Please read the instructions on the first page of the survey carefully:

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IMC announces new partnership with International Theatre Institute

In a bid to enlarge the scope of its actions and open new opportunities for its members, the International Music Council has initiated a partnership with the International Theatre Institute (ITI).

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The International Theatre Institute ITI, the world’s largest performing arts organization founded in 1948 by theatre and dance experts and UNESCO, strives for a society in which the performing arts and their artists thrive and flourish. ITI advances UNESCO’s goals of mutual understanding and peace and advocates the protection and promotion of cultural expression, regardless of age, gender, creed, or ethnicity. It works to these ends internationally and nationally in the areas of performing arts education, international exchange and collaboration, and youth training.


The partnership is built around the core principles of the two organizations and will strengthen the impact of their advocacy and operations on both local and global arenas.

MARS: Intellectual outputs free to download

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The intellectual outputs of the MARS (Music and Resilience Support) project, are now freely avaiable online.

The Needs Analysis represents the obligatory first step in the development of a specialized training which aims to respond as closely as possible to the needs of the context it will serve. The design of the training course depends a clear concept of exactly what a community musician or music therapist needs to know and be able to do, in order to plan and implement psycho-social interventions within the target communities to the best possible effect.

The MARS specialization profile, developed on the basis of the Needs Analysis Report, provides information about the required skills of the the community musician/music therapist relative to the specific work context of deprived and marginalized communities. The work profile is described in terms of the emergent objectives, strategies and tactics of psychosocial music interventions aimed at protecting these communities against defined risk factors. Specific knowledge and skills supporting theoretical, methodological and practical competences are listed.

The MARS Staff Training Guidelines is a supporting document for the project partnership's teaching staff. The Guidelines promote the project ethos, aim to establish a unified pedagogic approach, and provide a platform for the MARS staff to assimilate current research and theory, together with contextual needs and resources in psychosocial music intervention.

These and other relevant documents are free to download.

Moreover, the website has become a platfom for sharing about psyco-social music intervention and related fields.

It hosts a matching service for both professional and organisations, a list of links and resources and the complete overview of the first MARS course with examples, videos, modules and assignments.

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EMC Newsletter 04/2017

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Dear reader,
with this newsletter, we are happy to provide latest updates on EU matters:

-EMC’s activities towards a European Agenda for Music

-Music Moves Europe

-Call for proposals under Creative Europe

-Advocacy Actions of other networks

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Building a Digital Agenda for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: UNESCO, new governance norms and power dynamics

The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) adopted by UNESCO in 2005 is now a key international instrument in the global governance of culture. In December 2016, the CDCE’s Committee adopted Operational Guidelines in order to align the CDCE with the development of digital technologies. In this respect, this article deals with the struggles between actors in the process for adopting new governance norms for the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital context and it seeks to understand how the interests and influence of the actors involved intersect in consensual and conflicting ways.

Several actors, such as Austria, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, the International Music Council and the World
Intellectual Property Organization, explicitly underscored the fair remuneration of creators as a main condition for the promotion of diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment.

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Rostrum+: Listen, Vote, Win

Listen, Vote, Win is an unique intiative that allows you to listen to the works presented at the last International Rostrum of Composers. These works are the most fresh compositions in the contemporary music world, they come from all over the world and you will not find them elsewhere!

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