In Need of Key Changes: Recommendation on the status of composers, songwriters, authors and creators
Recommendation on the status of composers, songwriters, authors and creators of every form of music regarding the current lack of recognition of their role in culture and society and the discrimination, coercion, lack of equal opportunities and transparency in decision making processes to which they are subjected
The NAMM executive committee enjoys a seamless succession welcoming Joel Menchey and honoring outgoing Chair Morton during Summer NAMM. The changing of the guard started Saturday, July 11 during the annual summer board meeting held in Nashville, TN.
Mark Goff, previously NAMM's vice chair, will move into a new role as chair of NAMM's Board of Directors. Goff is president of Paige's Music, a school music retailer in Indianapolis, Ind., which was founded in 1871. Goff joined the company in 1985 and purchased the business in 1999. "Like so many of my colleagues, NAMM has played a significant role in both my business and personal growth throughout my 30 years in the industry," said Goff. "For that reason I am honored and humbled to be elected chairman of NAMM's board of directors and will work very hard to support NAMM's mission of strengthening the industry and promoting music making to people of all ages."
Read more here.
Call for proposals for the International Conference for Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE) and Music Council of Asia and Oceania (MCAO)
Music Institute of Qingdao University and Music Institute of Fujian Normal University will hold the International Conference for Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE) and Music Council of Asia and Oceania (MCAO) from Oct. 17 to 19, 2015 in Qingdao city, Shandong Province, China.
A call for proposals from APSE,MCAO members and interested scholars can be found and downloaded below:
CERDOTOLA (International Centre for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages) organised an International conference about " Africa in search of Culturally Sustainable Development" This international symposium took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from the 18th to the 21st June 2015, under the distinguished patronage of H.E Paul Biya, president of the republic of Cameroon.
"The place and role of the African traditions in contemporary dynamics of emergence" were discussed by scholars representing prestigious universities and research and training institutes.
At the end of the symposium, a CERDOTOLA award was attributed to the American Harvard University, which actively took part in the preparation and the directing of the work.
Find more information about the symposium here.
The Observatory is a Pan African international NGO created in 2002 with the support of African Union, the Ford Foundation, and UNESCO. Its aim is to monitor cultural trends and national cultural policies in the region and to enhance their integration in human development strategies through advocacy, information, research, capacity building, networking, co-ordination, and co-operation at the regional and international levels.
Their latest news:
- Cooperation with UNESCO under the Participation Programme for 2014 - 2015
- Cooperation with Africalia
- Meeting at the African Department of Unesco
- Participation in the Belgian Cooperation Ngos working in Mozambique seminar ( Maputo, 23-24 June)
- Audience with the Mozambican Minister of Culture and Tourism: S.E. Silva Armando Dunduro
Find more information and news about OCPA here.
JazzCorner.com Continues Its Great Giveaway with 3-Day Passes to the Newport Jazz Festival July 31-August 2
Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival was the first annual jazz festival in America. It has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world's leading established and emerging artists. Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.
Read more about the 2015 edition and the 3-Day Passes here.
The EMC is currently offering a staff exchange programme for its members. Following the first successful round aimed at the National Music Council within its network, the programme is now being opened up to its International and European Music Organisation membership category.
The basic idea behind the programme is that one organisation sends an interested member of staff or Board to an EMC member organisation in another country and/or hosts a staff member from another organisation. The exchange should last between 5 and 10 days. This will allow for staff members to learn from each other, share their experiences and get an insight in to a foreign (working) culture.
The next IFCM WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC will be in the magnificent city of Barcelona. Under the theme "The Colors of Peace", the IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music brings together the world's choirs, choral musicians, composers and publishers to share in and celebrate the diversity and artistic excellence of our global choral community.
CHOIRS: Should your choir apply? Choirs of all shapes and sizes from all corners of the globe can apply to perform at the world's greatest non-competitive international choral event.
Closing date for Choirs – November 1, 2015
Jeunesses Musicales Internationales takes part in the European Development Days 2015, 3-4 June 2015, Brussels
Jeunesses Musicales Internationales, in collaboration with Africalia, organises a 'project lab' panel to debate on the subject of "Culture, pillar of Development Cooperation" on Thursday the 4th of June at 2.15pm at Tour&Taxis in Brussels.
The subject of « culture and development » will be highlighted by concrete examples of programmes and practices and focuses on 3 themes: Youth and education in arts and cultural matters ; Freedom of expression through arts and culture ; the role of diaspora in the cultural development in host countries and countries of origin.
The subject will be discussed by a panel of experts, including: Blasko Smilevski (JMI), Frédéric Jacquemin (Africalia), Sofie Leferink (HIVOS), Peter Rorvik (Arterial Network), Ken N’Diaye (L’Horloge du Sud) et Billy Kalonji (Mwinda Kitoko). Moderator: Stefaan Anrys (MO*).
Participation in this event is free of charge, but timely subscription is obligatory, which you must do through the official website of the event : http://www.eudevdays.eu/edd15_registration
Final deadline for subscription is on Monday 25th of May 2015.
Click here for more information.
- European Academy for Choral Conductors
- 5th European Forum on Music, Riga, 2015
- Third edition of the European Day of Early Music
- 2015 Euroradio Jazz Competition
- Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected at the 2015 NAMM Show
- International Competition for Young Choral Conductors deadline extended
- “What Music Means To Me” Brings Multi-Media Exploration of Music’s Significance to the NAMM Museum of Making Music
- World Choral Day on December 7th 2014