ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE DIRECTORES DE CORO
The Spanish Association of Choir Directors (AEDCORO) was founded in 2016 as a result of the concern of a group of choir directors who met in the city of Burgos. These founders agreed to create an association of choir conductors, advising and representing a group that aspires to improve and dignify choral music in Spain.
AEDCORO is the only association of choir conductors with a nationwide presence, with around 150 members from all the Autonomous Communities of Spain. Our members have different profiles: conductors of professional and amateur choirs, researchers, conductors of children’s, youth and adult choirs or choir and conducting teachers in schools and conservatories.
To become a full member, it is necessary to present a guarantee certifying the member’s professionalism in choral conducting, although there are other categories of membership designed for choral conducting amateurs, benefactors, companies and honorary profiles that have made an important contribution to choral music/conducting.
In addition to the Board of Directors there are several working groups coordinated by other members and collaborators (members’ forum, congresses, choral fair, company, repertoire, political affairs, education or research).
Throughout the year AEDCORO carries out several actions. Among them:
- Choir directors’ congress
- Choir Fair “deCoro”.
- Presence in the main choral competitions
- Dissemination of activities and communiqués
- Representation before governmental authorities
- International relations
- Choir directors’ forum
- Legal advice
AEDCORO seeks mutual understanding and projects with associations of directors from other countries. In fact, there is a specific committee for this purpose.
The international cooperation agreements seek:
- Recognition as a valid interlocutor between countries
- Dissemination of activities through the exchange of links/logos on the web.
- Create a framework for collaboration in future projects
From AEDCORO we think that some of the initiatives that could be developed with associations of choir conductors from other European countries are:
- Invitation of speakers in person or online for our congresses/courses/festivals/fairs and vice versa.
- Rights of associates temporarily displaced to another country.
- Dissemination of the choral work of our country in other countries and vice versa.
- Creation of a European network of conductors’ associations that can have a strong voice in the official bodies of the European Union.
- Search for subsidies for international projects in which partners from different countries are required.