I have been an ISME member since 2002, and a Board Member from 2012 to 2014. 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 continue being representative of Latin America at the ISME Board, assuming the commitment of establishing a continuous dialogue among the countries in this region of the world, as well as disseminating ISME ideas for more and more music educators.
Sergio Figueiredo (Master in music education - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Ph.D. - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia) is Associate Professor at the Music Department of the State University of Santa Catarina - UDESC, Brazil. His research interests are: school music education, foundations of music education, initial and continuing teacher education, assessment and choral music education. He is a member of the National Committee of Culture Incentive (CNIC) in the Ministry of Culture in Brazil. He was president of the Brazilian Association of Music Education – ABEM between 2005 and 2009. Currently he is member of the directory of the National Association of Research and PostGraduate Studies in Music (ANPPOM) in Brazil. He is co-chair and representative for Latin America in the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education - ISME (2010 – 2014).