IMC Executive Board

The Executive Board is elected every 2 years by the General Assembly. Elected Board members serve (without any salary or reimbursement) a two-year term, renewable twice. The President is elected directly by the General Assembly and serves a 2-year term renewable once. Between General Assemblies, the Executive Board takes all decisions necessary on behalf of the Council and ensures the implementation of all other decisions of the General Assembly. Moreover, The Executive Board admits members and submits to the General Assembly a report of the Council's work and its financial position.

The 37th IMC General Assembly held in Pafos (Cyprus), June 11 - 12, 2017 elected the new Executive Board which will be serving until the 38th General Assembly in 2019:


Emily Achieng' Akuno (Kenya)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Co-operative University of Kenya


Alfons Karabuda (Sweden) - Executive Vice-President
Chairman of ECSA (European Composer & Songwriter Alliance)

Sheila C. Woodward (South Africa/United States) - Vice-President
ISME Past President

Xiaogang Ye (China) - Vice-President
President - China Musicians Association

Martí Ferrer (Spain) - Treasurer
Head Mediterranean Office for Choral Singing
Board member of European Choral Association – Europa Cantat


Roula Abou Baker (Lebanon)
Manager - Fayha Choir

Charles Binam Bikoi (Cameroon)
Executive Secretary - International Centre for Research and Documentation on African Languages and Traditions (CERDOTOLA)

Jesse Boere (Netherlands/UAE)
Associate Instructor of Music - New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Paul Dujardin (Belgium)
Vice-President - European Festival Association Board Member

Allin Gray (Ireland)
Board Member - European Orchestra Federation (EOFed)

Georg Schulz (Austria)
Vice-President - Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

María Clara Vargas Cullell (Costa Rica)
Dean - Faculty of Fine Arts - Universidad de Costa Rica

Benjamin Woodroffe (Australia/Switzerland)
Secretary General - World Federation of International Music Competitions


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