The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat is governed by a Board of 13 under the Presidency of Gábor Móczár (Hungary) which receives the support of different commissions and committees (such as the Music Commission - see below and the Youth Committee) as well as the Regional centres and the Staff.
In November 2015, the newly elected Board of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) has appointed the following persons to the new Music Commission of the association:
Jan Schumacher (Germany - chair, Vice-President of ECA-EC)
Marleen Annemans (Belgium)
Filippo Maria Bressan (Italy)
Jim Daus Hjernøe (Denmark)
Agnes Erdély (Hungary)
Cecilia Martin-Löf (Sweden)
Burak Onur Erdem (Turkey,ECA-EC Board, link to ECA-EC Youth Committee)
Raul Talmar (Estonia, link to EUROPA CANTAT XX in Tallin 2018)
Jean-Claude Wilkens (France, ECA-EC Board)
The Music Commission is supported in its work by a group of advisors and music consultants who regularly sent proposals, especially for the programme of the EUROPA CANTAT Festival, as well as for song collections and other musical projects.
Advisors of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat 2016 - 2018
Former Board members of Europa Cantat, AGEC and ECA-EC as well as former members of the Music Commission who wish to stay in touch with the association: Kjetil Aamann (Norway), Kari Ala-Pöllänen (Finland), Xavier Baulies (Catalonia, Spain), Barbara Bieri (Germany), Inessa Bodyako (Belarus), Nicola Campogrande (Italy), Elisenda Carrasco (Catalonia, Spain), Darina Chakarova (Bulgaria), Séverine Delforge (Belgium), Julien Dubois (France/Netherlands), Tomaž Faganel (Slovenia), Montserrat Gual (Catalonia, Spain), Lluís Gómez i Roldan (Catalonia, Spain), Sante Fornasier (Italy), Maud Hamon-Loisance (France), Guido Helbling (Switzerland), Rainer Held (Switzerland), Volker Hempfling (Germany), Hans Hierck (Belgium/Netherlands), Mihela Jagodic (Slovenia), Hansruedi Kämpfen (Switzerland), Éva Kollár (Hungary), Tamás Lakner (Hungary), Harold Lenselink (the Netherlands), Erwin List (France), Noël Minet (Belgium), Donka Miteva (Bulgaria/Germany), Maria van Nieukerken (The Netherlands), Andrew Parrott (United Kingdom), Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Josep Prats (Catalonia, Spain), Jonathan Rathbone (United Kingdom), Aarne Saluveer (Estonia), Michaël Scheck (Belgium), Jeroen Schrijner (Switzerland / The Netherlands), Christopher Simmons (United Kingdom), Fred Sjöberg (Sweden), Dan-Olof Stenlund (Sweden), Thierry Thiebaut (France), Alexander Vacek (Ukraine), Urbain van Asch (Belgium), Erik van Nevel (Belgium), Aleksandar Vujic (Serbia), Anneliese Zeh (Austria)
Music Consultants of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat 2016 - 2018
Music Consultants are there to help the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat reach out to countries otherwise not (well) represented in the different bodies of the association and/or among its member organisations. Selected musicians from these countries are:
Margrét Bóasdottir (Iceland), Zuzana Buchova Holickova (Slovakia), Aleksandar Dimoski (Macedonia), Bogdan Djakovic (Serbia), Hilda Iacob (Romania), Paolo Lorenço (Portugal), Ivo Markovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Ioan Oarcea (Romania), Krzysztof Szydzisz (Poland), Ints Teterovskis (Latvia), Mstyslav Yurchenko (Ukraine)
Pavel Brochin, Bonn (Germany/Russia)
(Please note: The Board of ECA-EC decided to contact further Music Consultants who will be added to this list once they will have confirmed).