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 38th IMC General Assembly held in Paris, September 27 - 28, 2019 elected the new Executive Board which will be serving until the 39th General Assembly in 2021:


Alfons Karabuda (Sweden)
Chairman of ECSA (European Composer & Songwriter Alliance)


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

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

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

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


Roula Abou Baker (Lebanon)
Manager - Fayha Choir

Patricia Caicedo M.D Ph.D (Colombia/Spain/Catalonia)
Director Barcelona Festival of Song

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

Ardavan Jafarian (Iran)
Iran's Publishers Guild - IPPG

Ghita Khaldi (Morocco/Senegal)
President Afrikayna

Jacques Moreau (France)
Director Cefedem Rhône-Alpes

Maria Claudia Parias (Colombia)
Executive President Fundación Nacional Batuta.

Naomi Pohl (UK)
Deputy General Secretary, the British Musicians’ Union (BMU)

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