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Vote for the President-Elect and Board 2024-2026
15 May 2024

The voting is now open for the election of the President-Elect and the Board for 2024-2026.

  • Vote HereVoting is for current members only.

Voting will close at 11:59 pm (Pacific time) on 21 July 2024.

Nominees for President-Elect


You will be asked to vote for up to one of these two candidates:

 

                                       Jody Kerchner

Jody L. Kerchner is Professor of Music Education at the Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music (USA). She teaches undergraduate courses in choral conducting, community music engagement in the schools, music psychology, music creativity, principles of education, foundations of music pedagogy, and prison music. She also leads the Conservatory Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee. Kerchner is founder and conductor of the Oberlin Music at Grafton Prison Choir.

Her research interests include children’s focus of attention during music listening, choral music education, empathetic leadership, teacher identity development, and the psychosocial impacts of participating in prison choirs. She is the author of Music Across the Senses: Listening, Learning, Making Meaning and co-editor of and contributing author to Musicianship: Composing in Choir and Musical Experiences in our Lives, Music Experience in our Lives: Things We Learn and Meaning We Make, and Prelude to Music Education. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Music Education, Choral Journal, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and numerous edited pedagogy and research monographs.

Kerchner’s professional organizations include the National Association for Music Education, Ohio Music Education Association, and the International Society for Music Education. A member of ISME since 1998, Kerchner has been a MISTEC commissioner (2006-2012), MISTEC commission Chair (2010-12), board member (2018-20) and executive board member (2020-22). Additionally, she has been the chair of the ISME membership standing committee (2020-2024) and the faculty sponsor for the ISME Student Chapter since its inception in 2022. 

These are the documents to support her nomination:

 


                                 José Luis Aróstegui

José Luis Aróstegui (BMus, BEd, PhD Ed) is Professor of Music at the Department of Music Education of the University of Granada, Spain. He has participated in many research projects and is currently leading an R&D project funded by the Spanish government on "Transversality, Transversal Competences and Inclusiveness of Music Education: An Evaluative Research" (2022-2025). He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the research project "Pilot experience of a musical pedagogy oriented towards human rights education: Proposal of pedagogical guidelines for the initial training of music teachers", led by the Pablo Hurtado University of Chile. As a result of his research, he has presented papers at national and international conferences, published numerous scientific articles (in IJME; BCRME; AEPR...) and books (Routledge, OUP, Sense Publishers...).

José Luis has been a member of ISME since 2002. He hosted the 2004 MISTEC seminar at the University of Granada and served as MISTEC Commissioner (2004-2010) and Chair (2008-2010). José Luis has been a member of the IJME Research Editorial Board from 2004 to 2016, and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Internacional de Educación Musical, the ISME journal in Spanish, from 2013 to 2023, the last three years as Co-Editor. 

These are the documents to support his nomination:

 


 

Nominees for the Board


You will be asked to vote for up to 12 of these candidates:


                                       adam patrick bell

adam patrick bell (he/him/his) is Canada Research Chair in Music, Inclusion, and Accessibility and an associate professor of music education at Western University, Canada. Prior to these appointments, Dr. bell held positions at the University of Calgary (Canada) and Montclair State University (United States). He currently serves ISME as the convenor for its newest special interest group, Disability Studies and Music Education, and as an editorial board member for the International Journal for Music Education. Dr. bell has been an ISME member for eight years, having presented at ISME’s international conferences in 2016, 2018, and 2022. Dr. bell is author of Dawn of the DAW (Oxford, 2018) and The Music Technology Cookbook (Oxford, 2020), and currently serves as the editor of Canadian Music Educator, Canada’s national music education periodical. He is also the co-founder of the Canadian Accessible Musical Instruments Network, which focuses on disability-led musical instrument design.

 

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                           Adam Switala

Adam Świtała is a composer, musician, teacher, and researcher. Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Iceland, member of the Advocacy Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education (ISME). 2018-2020 member of the Editorial Board of the ISME/Routledge book series 'Specialist Themes in Music Education'. 2017-2020 Board Member of the Polish Music Council, actively involved in the development of the European Agenda for Music. 2017-2018 President of the Polish Association for Music Education. His professional record includes cooperation with theatre directors, actors, dance and performance artists, more than 30 theatres, educational and art institutions, in several European countries and the USA. The core of his composer’s work is exploring music as a social practice, a unique way of experiencing time and community, involving human and non-human actors.

 

 

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                             Ana M. Vernia Carrasco

Ana M. Vernia Carrasco is a Professor at the Jaume I University (Castelllón, Spain) and the Director of the Q-HEART research group. Director of "Musics for Life" in Spain. She carries out different projects of social and educational transformation through music and the arts. Main lines of research: Quality of life and prevention of dementia through music. Educational quality and social and educational transformation. Implementation of the SDGs through music in educational settings. PhD by the University of Barcelona. Graduated in Trumpet by the High Conservatoire of Barcelona. Research Prize on Alzheimer's. President of the SEM-EE (Society for the Musical Education in Spain). Director of the ARTSEDUCA Journal. Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Relations, from the University of Girona and the Organization of Ibero-American States. International Master in Communication and Education for the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Master in New Communication and Information Technologies applied to Music Education by the same University. Scholarship for a project for the transcription of popular repertoire by the Valencian government. 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                       Bradley Merrick

Brad Merrick, Ph.D., is a past Chair of the ISME (Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission) MISTEC and a current member of the ISME Board (2022-2024). He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Music and Arts Education) at the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, having previously co-ordinated the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) program at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Brad currently works in Initial Teaching Training (ITE) for Music Educators and works across a range of research capacities, contributing to music education, music technology, online learning, and professional learning and advocacy for teachers. Brad has extensive experience in some of Australia’s largest secondary music and instrumental programs and has specialist knowledge in teaching, technology, performance, and curriculum. He has also worked as a professional guitarist for many years while developing a strong connection with music teachers nationally and internationally. A Past President of the Australian Society for Music Education, the immediate past (MISTEC) Chair, and the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Music Education Research Association, he is passionate about music education, music education research, and equity of access to music education for students for all students, across all locations. A music teacher with over 30 years of experience, Brad completed his Ph.D. at the UNSW, examining the impact of motivation on secondary school musicians. He has published widely, contributing many journal articles and chapters, and is currently a member of the IJME Editorial Board.

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                   Carlos Poblete Lagos

Dr. Carlos Poblete Lagos (Santiago, Chile). I am music teacher, musician and researcher. As member of ISME, I have participated in Latin-American regional and World conferences of ISME since 2010 until today. I served as Chair of the organiser committee of 9th Latin-American - 2nd Pan-American Regional Conference of Music Education of ISME, in 2013. Since 2016, I'm part of Commission Policy on Music: Culture, Education and Mass Media of ISME. Between 2020 - 2021, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Munich. Currently, I am Associate Professor at Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences, in Chile, and Visiting Researcher at University of Munich. My research interest lies in the intersection between music education, culture, and sociology, with particular interest on the study of cultural repertoires, social-cultural processes and cultural diversity in local and global contexts, present into the policies and teacher practices in music education. 

 

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                             Chi-hin Leung

Chi-hin Leung is a music educator, researcher, inventor, and EdTech influencer, currently  appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of The  Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). His innovative contributions have been  recognized with prestigious accolades, such as the Gold Medal and Top 20 Best Invention  Award from the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, the EdUHK  President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer and Teaching, the  Research Impact/Knowledge Transfer Prize from the Dean’s Research Fund, and the Silver  Award in Asia from the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, among others. 

Leung holds key positions within the music education community. As President of the Hong  Kong Association for Music Educators, Commissioner for ISME's Music in School and  Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC), Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and Apple  Learning Coach (ALC), he exemplifies a deep commitment to fostering music education and  technology integration. 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                Cleniece Mbeche Owino

Cleniece Owino is a lecturer at the Department of Music and Dance in the School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. She teaches musicianship courses in undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs. She has been an ISME member since 2008 and presented research papers in some of the conferences. She has a keen interest in incorporating indigenous music in music teaching and learning. She is a member of the Music Education Research Group, MERG-Kenya and coordinator of the Music Teaching and Learning group, a sub-group of MERG-KENYA.  In 2021, together with four colleagues, they won the ISME-SEMPRE Music Education Research Grant which enabled them to carry out research on the impact of using music education activities as an intervention for alleviating effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. She is also involved in music advocacy activities in her church in Nairobi.

 

 

 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                      David Hebert

David G. Hebert, PhD is an ISME Board Member and Chair of the History Standing Committee. A tenured full Professor of Music Education with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, he is also Honorary Professor with the Education University of Hong Kong and manages the state-funded Nordic Network for Music Education, which coordinates activities across Nordic and Baltic states. He previously held university positions in the USA, Finland, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Sweden, and New Zealand, and has directed research on each inhabited continent. His scholarship applies an international-comparative perspective to study pluralism, identity, and cultural relevance in music education, as well as processes by which music traditions emerge and change - both sonically and socially - as they are adopted into institutions. He has served on doctoral committees for universities in 14 countries and has projects funded by EU and Nordic programs, including doctoral collaborations in Uganda and China. 

 

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                Hector Vazquez-Cordoba

Hector Vazquez-Cordoba is originally from Naolinco, Mexico. I completed my PhD in Educational Studies at the University of Victoria. I am an Executive Member of the ISME’s Decolonizing and Indigenising Music Education Special Interest Group. I was appointed Colloquium Coordinator for the MayDay Group in August 2023, and I am part of the Steering Committee for the  International Society for the Sociology of Music Education. My research was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral fellowship and addressed the embedding of music with Indigenous roots into Mexico's national elementary curriculum. My current research project envisions collaborations between teacher candidates and Indigenous culture bearers in Coast Salish Territory (Canada) and the Huasteca region (Mexico). My research is supported by a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, an ISME-SEMPRE Music Education Research Grant, and Agrigento: Music for Social Change. 

 

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                           Jane Southcott

Professor Jane Southcott has worked at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia since 1989. Before that she taught music education at tertiary institutions, high schools and elementary schools and run professional development courses in Australia and internationally.  Jane attended her first ISME conference in 1974 (Perth, Australia) and has continued ever since. She is now a life-member of the regional Australian Society for Music Education, having held roles at State and Federal level. Jane joined the Editorial Board of IJME in 2012, becoming Co-Editor in 2018.  A revisionist interpretative narrative historian of music education, Jane has published the definitive biography of seminal music educator Sarah Glover (1786-1867). Writing as a phenomenologist Jane researches community engagement with music, the arts, and cultural identity with a particular focus on positive ageing. Jane was instrumental in establishing and expanding the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education. 

 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                       John-Doe Dordzro

John-Doe Yao Dordzro is a fellow of the African Humanities Programme of the American Council of Learned Societies, and a lecturer in Music Education at the Department of Music and Dance, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is the instructor for Applied Music (Brass and woodwinds), the director of the Wind ensemble of the Department of Music and Dance, University of Cape Coast and also in charge of many Wind bands and Choral groups across Ghana. His research interests are in instrumental music pedagogy (Wind Instruments), school music participation of Ghanaian children, school band activities in Ghana, community music, gender issues in music, and general issues in music Education. His publications include: Impact of Ghanaian school band instructors’ rehearsal strategies on students’ performance, influences on basic school band pupils’ instrument choices, informal music education in Ghana, Brass Band music in Ghana,  and Basic school head teachers’ perceptions on the role of school Music.

 

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                          Jui-Ching Wang

Jui-Ching Wang, a professor at Northern Illinois University, teaches music education and world  music. Her research interests are world music pedagogy, Asian children’s singing games, and  transnational musicking. She has published refereed articles in Philosophy of Music Education  Review, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal or Historical Research in  Music Education, the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) General Music  Today and Music Educators Journal, and in non-music journals, such as Education about Asia and Pacific Historical Review. Fluent in Chinese, she has published articles in the Journal of  Aesthetic Education. She is also a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of American  Music (2nd edition) and Oxford Handbook of Asian Philosophies and Music Education (forthcoming). She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2016-17) studying traditional Javanese  children’s singing games in Indonesia and currently serves on the Editorial Board for  International Journal of Music Education and Music Educators Journal.

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                       Julie Ballantyne

Julie Ballantyne is Associate Professor in Music Education in the School of Music at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the Editor of the journal Research Studies in Music Education, and is passionate about teaching the next generation of music teachers. Dr Ballantyne's research interests include music teacher education, social justice in teacher education, the psychological and social impact of music participation at music festivals, and teacher identity. She has presented at  international conferences both in Australia and overseas, and has published articles in various international journals and books. 

These are the documents to support her nomination:

 

 


                                     Lauren Kooistra

 

Dr. Lauren K. Kooistra is currently an Associate Research Professor of Humanities and the Associate Director of  the Humanities Institute at the Pennsylvania State University in Pennsylvania, USA. She is interested in the ways  that young children express and develop their musicianship within the contexts of their lived experience, and the  associated implications for learning and teaching. Her research focuses on exploration and application of these  aspects within piano lesson settings, and her scholarship has been internationally published and presented. She has presented her research at ISME and the Early Childhood Music Education Commission (ECME) in Beijing, China 2010; ECME in Brasilia, Brazil, 2014; and ECME in Shefa’Amr, Israel, 2018. She has served as a  Commissioner with ECME from 2018 to the present, and as Co-Chair/Chair since 2020.

 

 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                             Lee Cheng

Lee Cheng is an interdisciplinary artist-teacher and researcher. His research and artistic interests include music, technology, education, immersive and interactive media, digital and sonic arts, law and policy. He is currently working as Associate Professor in Games at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in the UK, and serving different roles in multiple organisations including Convenor of the Music Technology Special Interest Group at International Society for Music Education (ISME), Council Member of the Royal Musical Association (RMA), Theory Examiner of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), and Arts Education Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). 

These are the documents to support his nomination:

 


                               Luis Ricardo Silva Queiroz

Luis Ricardo Silva Queiroz, The Federal University of Paraíba, Music Education Department and Graduate Program, Faculty Member. He got a Ph.D. in Music/Ethnomusicology (Federal University of Bahia, 2005); MA in Music Education (Brazilian Conservatory of Music, 2000); BA in Music Education and Guitar Performance (State University of Montes Claros, 1997). His primary research interests include: decolonial music education, intercultural music education against musical epistemicides, Afro-Brazilian music, Popular Brazilian music, music education in contemporaneity, music curricula, diversity, and decolonial options, ethnomusicological perspectives on Brazilian and Latin American Music. Some of his recent publications include papers like: Afro-Brazilian Culture in Higher Music Education: Analyses from a Trajectory of Exclusions and Epistemicides (2021); For how long, Brazil? Decolonial Perspectives to Rethink the Higher Music Education (2020); Afro-Brazilian Musical Cultures: Perspectives for Educational Conceptions e Practices in Music (2016). He served as the President of the Brazilian National Association of Music Education - ABEM (2013-2017). He is the President of the Nacional Brazilian Society of Research and Graduate Programs - ANPPOM (2022-2023). He has kept a Productivity Research Fellowship since 2013, funding by The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                       Marco Antonio Toledo Nascimento

Marco Antonio Toledo Nascimento is a Research Productivity Fellow of the Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development Support at Ceará (FUNCAP). He has a degree in Artistic Education - Music (2003) and a Master in Music - Music and Education area (2007), both from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He completed his doctorate in Music (Cotutela de Tese) in 2011 in the areas of Music Education at the Federal University of Bahia and Musicology at the University of Toulouse II, Le Mirail, France. He did postdoctoral training in Musicology at the University Paris-Sorbonne (2013-2014). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) Sobral Campus acting in the Department of Music. He is a master and doctorate advisor in the Postgraduate Programs in Education and Professional Master of Arts . He is a member of the Internationalization Committee of the UFC and the Chamber of Human Sciences, Language and Arts of FUNCAP. Leader of the Research Group PESQUISAMUS, he is a researcher in several national and international research groups, being the Brazilian coordinator of the international cooperation project with Laval University (Canada) entitled "Study of musical practices in non-institutionalised spaces in Canada and Brazil: human formation and development through Music Education in socially vulnerable communities" with funding from International Relations Canada and Brazil (PGCI/DFAIT 2015-2019) and FUNCAP (2015-2020). He is a member of the Standing Advocacy Committee of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and is an ambassador for the International Federation of Youth Orchestras EUROCHESTRIES. Guiding his research on the themes of music bands, instrumental didactics and collective teaching of musical instruments, he has participated as guests in several events in the area and organizes since 2013 the International Conferences of Music Education of Sobral. As a clarinettist and saxophonist he studied with teachers Fernando Silveira, José de Freitas, Cristiano Alves, Idriss Boudrioua and Carlos Malta and was a member of the Symphonic Band of the Marine Corps between 1997 and 2007. Still in the Brazilian Navy he toured with the group "Banda Brasil" in 2003 in 23 countries aboard the Brazilian Training Ship. In the city of Rio de Janeiro he performed as an instrumentalist with e groups Rio Jazz Orquestra and Caixa Preta and alongside great personalities of Brazilian music such as Adriana Calcanhoto, Seu Jorge, Marcelo D2, Beth Carvalho, MPB4. Currently he acts as an instrumentalist in projects in Brazil and abroad related to teaching, mainly as a clarinet teacher, saxophone and conductor being invited to several international music festivals. He is coordinator and conductor of the Northern Regional Wind Band of Ceará, besides acting as clarinetist of the UFC Symphonic Orchestra in Sobral (OSUFC-Sobral).

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                Marja-Leena Juntunen

Marja-Leena Juntunen (PhD) is an ISME Board Member and full Professor in Music Education at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, where she teaches and supervises both master’s and doctoral students. She previously worked in teacher education programs at the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki and has also held teaching positions in the USA (Carnegie Mellon University; Longy School of Music). Prior to her academic career, she worked in in-service teacher training, secondary education, and music schools (instrumental tuition; early childhood music education; music theory and solfége), and as a freelance musician. Juntunen holds a Dalcroze License from Carnegie Mellon University and has given Dalcroze inspired workshops and lectures around the world. Her extensive publication list in the field of music education includes over 100 articles, book chapters, and textbooks, covering a wide range of topics such as embodiment, equality, assessment, agency, and the history of music education, in the contexts of comprehensive schools, music schools, higher education, and teacher education. She has served as a visiting editor-in-chief, editorial board member, and review reader for numerous research journals and is actively engaged in many international networks of music/arts education, such as the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies and the Arts Investment Forum. 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                 Mimi Hung-Pai Chen

Mimi Hung-Pai Chen is an Assistant Professor of Music at the Graduate School of Arts  and Humanities Instruction, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan. She is a  researcher in music education policy, music pedagogy and interdisciplinary learning,  technology-integrated education, and bilingual music and arts education. She was a  Co-Chair and commissioner of the ISME Commission on Policy: Culture, Education  and Media, as well as a council member of the Australian Society for Music Education  (ASME) Victoria Chapter. Dr. Chen has been a member of ISME since 2004 and the  policy commission since 2009 and has actively participated in various ISME  communities, including the Young Professional Meeting and Music Technology  Special Interest Group. Her contributions to international publications have made her  a highly respected primary editor of two ISME Publications, a journal associate  editor, and an author of book chapters. She has orchestrated international  researchers’ collaborations for publication for ten years.

 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                   Nahla Mattar

Nahla Mattar, born 1971, in Giza, Egypt, is a composer, teacher, and musicologist. She was the Director of Umm Kulthum Museum, Ministry of Culture in Egypt (2011-2014), and just finished her sabbatical position as an associate Professor in University of Jordan (2016-2017). In addition, she is now professor at the Helwan University, Cairo. Mattar got her doctorate of musical arts in composition by the Arizona State University in spring 2005. She worked as fellow researcher at the Arts, Media and Engineering Program from 2003 until 2005. Nahla Mattar was a member of the Egyptian Music Committee, Supreme Council of Culture (2008 -2011, 2013- 2017), and represented it by a paper at the International Music Council Conference in Beijing in October 2007. She has been commissioned to compile and edit the book of the First Contemporary Music Biennale, Alexandrina Bibliotheca, 2009. In addition, she was the coordinator of the 1st International Conference on Music Education in Egypt in 2010. She has participated in the Routledge Music Education Series: Music Education in Africa, with a chapter entitled "Music Education in Egypt: Identity & Culture"; edited by Emily Achieng Akuno. 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                               Raymond Torres-Santos

Raymond Torres-Santos has been described as the most versatile Puerto Rican composer active in the 21st century by Malena Kuss in her book, "Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History." His multifaceted career encompasses an amazing wide range of musical talents as a composer, conductor, educator, pianist and arranger, equally at home in both classical and popular music. His works include orchestral, electronic and vocal music for the concert hall, ballet, film, theater, television and radio. Born in Puerto Rico, he studied at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and at the University of Puerto Rico. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in composition from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed advanced studies at Stanford and Harvard University. He furthered his studies in Europe, at the Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Germany, and at the University of Padua in Italy. His major professors were Henri Lazarof and David Raksin. He has taught at the California State University, City University of New York, University of Puerto Rico, UCLA and Rutgers University.

These are the documents to support his nomination:


                                   Shahanum Md. Shah

Shahanum Md. Shah is Professor of Music Education and Assistant Vice Chancellor at the  College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia. Shahanum has been committed to strengthening the position of music education in Malaysia and the region and is  actively involved in the music scene in varied capacities. As former Treasurer and current  member of the Malaysian Association for Music Education and member of the International  Society for Music Education, she was involved in organizing the ISME World Conference  (2006) and the Asia Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (2017) both in  Malaysia, besides presenting her research at APSMER and ISME world conferences and  commissions. Her positions as President of the Malaysian Band Association, former  President of the Southeast Asian Directors of Music Association, Advisor of the Traditional  Music Association Malaysia, Malaysian representative to the Asian Marching has also been a  platform for contributing to the music education scene. 

 

These are the documents to support her nomination:


                                       Sylvain Jaccard

Musician, teacher, researcher, director... Sylvain Jaccard's career is characterised by the combination of these facets. Pianist, opera singer, music didactician and musicologist, with a doctorate in music, he has broadened his skills with a master's degree in cultural management. He is currently in charge of a research team at the Haute école de musique HEMU. Thus, while pursuing a career as a musician, after having trained generalist and specialist teachers for twenty years, he took over the direction of the Conservatoire de musique neuchâtelois, and then, from 1 September 2021, that of the Haute école de musique du Valais. He is also artistic director of the Novantiqua choir of Sion. 

These are the documents to support his nomination:

 

 



The preparation of this slate of nominees was undertaken in accordance with the ISME Bylaw XIII- Elections and the relevant ISME policy relating to nominations committees which can be accessed here (you will need to log in to view it). The committee was chaired by Past-President Emily Akuno, again in accordance with policy.

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