The programme of Leading Voices 2022 is designed by an international Music Commission appointed by the European Choral Association. The side programme is designed by a local Music Commission of choral professionals from The Netherlands, appointed by ZIMIHC.
Info on the members of both music commissions can be found below.
Music Commission - Leading Voices 2022
Statement Music Commission main programme Leading Voices
The programme of Leading Voices is designed by an international Music Commission of renowned musicians, conductors and managers of seven different nationalities appointed by the European Choral Association. When designing the programme, the Music Commission focused on the different competences a conductor or vocal leader needs to have and the challenges they have to cope with nowadays.
The Music Commission feels it is important to include as many music styles as possible and conductors, vocal leaders, music teachers, managers or composers in different stages of their careers. When selecting the session leaders, the Music Commission aimed to have a good gender balance, to invite session leaders from all different regions from Europe and to represent different traditions in choral singing as well. Session leaders are selected because they should be leading figures on the topic for which they are invited and should be part of the musical tradition that they bring forward. Each decision concerning topics and session leaders is discussed carefully by the Music Commission.
The Music Commission is aware of the fact that all these different aims could not possibly be reached. Choices have to be made and of course given the competing priorities, there will be regrets. The Music Commission is confident that the programme is well-balanced in many ways. The commission feels it offers inspiration for all those who want to be a leading voice in the future of choral music and is open to your perspectives. If you want, you can reach them by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.