I have been an ISME member since 2002 and from that time I could understand the importance of the association in different parts of the world. Being a Brazilian music educator, I have been involved in many issues regarding the development of music education in my own country and also in many countries in Latin America. I believe this part of the world should be represented in the ISME Board, contributing to the development of the association in Latin America, and also participating of international actions for music education across the globe promoted by ISME. I am willing to be the representative of Latin America at ISME Board, assuming the commitment of establishing a continuous dialogue among the countries in this region of the world, as well as disseminating the ISME ideas for more and more music educators.
Sergio Figueiredo (Bachelor of Composition and Conducting – FAAM, Brazil -, Master in Music Education - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil –, PhD - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – RMIT University, Australia) is Associate Professor at the Music Department of the State University of Santa Catarina, UDESC, Brazil. He is a researcher funded by CNPq, a Brazilian agency for research development. His research interests are in school music education, foundations of music education, initial and continuing teacher education (specialists and generalists), assessment in music education and choral music education. He has published in Brazil and other countries. He is a member of the Assessment Commission at the Ministry of Education in Brazil. He was the president of the Brazilian Association of Music Education – ABEM, between 2005 and 2009. Currently he is the co-chair of the ISME Research Commission and a member of the ISME Board (2012-2014).