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Press Releases 2011

Manifesto in Brussels

Brussels/Bonn December 2011.
Members of the Working Group Youth (WGY) of the European Music Council (EMC) were invited to attend the session of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education on 23rd November at which Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, presented the EU Commission‘s proposal for the new Creative Europe and Erasmus for All programmes. Further meetings with members of the EU Parliament Ivo Belet and Emma McClarkin were very useful in raising awareness of the Manifesto campaign and the WGY hopes to return to the European Parliament in 2012 for a full presentation and discussion with the Committee on Culture and Education.
The Youth in Action funded Access! project which started with the European Youth Forum on Music last October in Torino and took in the subsequent creation and launch of the Manifesto for Youth and Music in Europe, has now come to an end.
However, the campaign to get policy and decision makers on a local, regional, national and European level to address the specific situation of young people in the music sector has only just begun.
The WGY invites people of all ages working in the music sector to read, endorse and spread the Manifesto through their networks.

An online petition is now available at www.emc-imc.org/endorsement.
The Working Group Youth (WGY) was founded in 2000 with the aim of advising
member organisations within the European Music Council on how to better engage with youth and also to lobby on a European level for improvements in the field of youth and music. The committee consists of seven people under 30 years old currently from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For more information and interviews contact wgy@emc-imc.org
Website: www.wgy-emc.org Blog: www.wgy-emc-forum.org

Results of the IMC elections in the frame of the 34th General Assembly
The new IMC Executive Board comprises:

Frans de Ruiter (Netherlands)
Director of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University

Gary Ingle (USA), Executive Vice-President
President, US National Music Council
Executive Director, Music Teachers National Association

Liane Hentschke (Brazil)
Past President, International Society for Music Education
Head of International Affairs, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

Hisham Sharaf (Iraq)
Manager of the Arab Academy of Music (Arab League)
Manager of Amman Symphony Orchestra

Sonja Greiner (Germany)
Secretary General, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat

María del Carmen Gil (Puerto Rico)
Chancellor of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music
President of the Latin American Association of Conservatories and Music Schools (ALCEM)

Timo Klemettinen (Finland)
President, Finnish Music Council
Managing Director, Association of Finnish Music Schools

Gary McPherson (Australia)
Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Past President, International Society for Music Education

Henrik Melius (Sweden)
Founder and Chairman, Spiritus Mundi

Gervais Hugues Ondaye (Republic of Congo)
Chairman of the National Music Council of the Republic of Congo
Vice President of the African Music Council
Founder and Director of the Feux de Brazza festival

Youssou N’Dour to deliver keynote

Paris/Bonn/Tallinn – August, 10th 2011.

The International Music Council, the European Music Council and the
Estonian Music Council are pleased to announce the 4th IMC World Forum on Music to take place in Tallinn, September 26 – October 1, 2011, under the title “Music and Social Change”.
The event will be staged in close collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Tallinn will play host to the IMC World Forum on Music during the year in which the city celebrates the title of European Culture Capital 2011. Tallinn‘s buzzing cultural life will treat forum participants to an exciting artistic and social program.

The IMC World Forum on Music is a global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century. During the forum a variety of topics will be explored from diverse perspectives: cultural, political and economical.
Singer, percussionist, songwriter and composer, Youssou N‘Dour has associated himself with several social and political issues. In his keynote on Tuesday September 27th, Youssou N’Dour will address the role of culture in general and music in particular as a vehicle for building tolerance, dialogue and understanding.

The 2011 IMC World Forum on Music will focus on five areas which are of crucial importance to the world of music:

• Music as a tool for social change
• Current challenges and opportunities for music education
• Music distribution and export
• Music and development
• Youth: informal spaces

By seeking synergies across different sectors, this high-level forum will provide exceptional opportunities for all participants from different fields to engage in serious debates on current key issues. The work sessions during the Forum will be presented in a variety of formats: panel sessions with invited speakers, workshops, round table discussions and project presentations.

The International Music Council (IMC) is the world peak organisation dedicated to promoting musical diversity and musical rights. The European Music Council is a regional group of the IMC and serves its members by advocating for the societal and political significance of musical diversity in Europe.
The Estonian Music Council is a member of the IMC/EMC; its mission is to advocate and appraise Estonian music
in all its forms of expression.

More information under: www. worldforumonmusic.org

Come to shape the course of action for the promotion, production and accessibility of diverse music!

Musik - die diplomatische Muse des Wandels

Das 4. World Forum on Music findet in Youssou´N Dour, einen besonders versierten Experten zum Thema „Musik und sozialer Wandel“(music and social change).

Bonn/Paris/Tallinn – 5.August 2011.
Der Internationale (IMC), der Europäische (EMC) und der Estnische Musikrat
(EMN) freuen sich das 4.World Forum on Music anzukündigen, das vom 26. September - 1. Oktober 2011 in Tallinn stattfindet und in Zusammenarbeit mit der „Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre“ erfolgt.
Tallinn bietet als Kulturhauptstadt 2011, mit dem Kongress als festen Bestandteil in seiner Agenda, einen internationalen und kulturell vielseitigen Programmpunkt. Das Stadtbild zwischen Moderne und Geschichte bildet den perfekten Rahmen für das 4. World Forum on Music, das ein weiteres Mal das Augenmerk auf eine wichtige kulturelle, politische und wirtschaftliche Angelegenheit richtet: „Musik und sozialer Wandel“ (music and social change).

Unter diesem Themenkomplex werden auf dem 4. World Forum on Music folgende Schwerpunkte gesetzt:

• Sozialer Wandel: Musik als förderndes Instrument gesellschaftlichen Wandels
• Bildung: Herausforderungen und Chancen musikalischer Bildung
• Distribution und Export: Zur Reichweite von Musik
• Dynamik: Musik als Motor für Entwicklung, Aufbau und Entfaltung
• Jugend: Zum Potential informeller Räume

Das 4.World Forum on Music bietet als Kommunikationsplattform, einen vielseitigen und hochaktuellen Diskussions-, Austausch- und Erfahrungsraum, wobei die Sitzungen in Diskussionsrunden, Expertenvorträgen, Workshops,
Gesprächsrunden und Projektpräsentationen durchgeführt werden.
Am 27. September 2011 erfolgt die Auftaktrede durch Youssou`N Dour, der sein Wissen zum Thema „Music and social change“ mit den Besuchern des Forums teilt und dabei speziell auf Musik als Motor für Toleranz, Dialog und Verständigung eingehen wird. Youssou`N Dour ist im globalen Kontext als Botschafter musikalischer Völkerverständigung aktiv.

Der Internationale Musikrat (IMC) gehört als Mitglied der UNESCO zu den führenden kulturellen Organisationen, die für den Schutz der musikalischen Vielfalt sowie deren Grundrechte eintritt und somit den Erhalt kultureller Vielfalt im musikalischen Bereich sichert. Als Regionalgruppe des IMC engagiert sich der Europäische Musikrat (EMC) als gemeinnützige Organisation, für die Entwicklung und Unterstützung aller Arten von Musik in Europa und insbesondere für die Völkerverständigung durch Musik, indem sie die Koexistenz aller Musikkulturen fordert und fördert.
Der Estnische Musikrat ist ein Mitglied des IMC/EMC und lanciert estnische Musik als kulturelles Erbe in all ihren Ausdrucksformen.
Tallinn wartet auf Sie!

Anmeldungen möglich un ter: www.worldforumonmusic.org

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From Seoul to Bonn – Translating the “goals for the development of arts education” for music in Europe

The European Music Council (EMC) together with the German UNESCO Commission would like to invite you to the EMC’s seminar on music education entitled From Seoul to Bonn – Translating the goals for the development of arts education for music in Europe which will take place on 16th May 2011at the Deutsche Welle Building in Bonn, Germany. 

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