Organizer

International Choir Olympic Committee (ICOC)
2002 Busan Choir Olympic Organizing Committee (BCOC) 2002
Busan Metropolitan City

Supported by
Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Korea
Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Korea
The Organizing Committee for Visit Korea
Korea National Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Association
The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation
Education Department of Busan Metropolitan City
Korean Air
Kookmin Credit Card Co., Ltd.
Boeing International Corporation, Korea Branch
DaimlerChrysler Korea, Ltd.
The Westin Chosun Beach Hotel

Honorary Presidency of the Choir Olympics

  • Ahn Sang-young (Republic of Korea)
    Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City
  • Dho Young-shim (Republic of Korea)
    Chairperson of the Busan Choir Olympic Organizing Committee
  • Hartmut Perschau (Germany)
    Mayor of Bremen
    Representative of the 3rd Choir Olympics 2004, Bremen
  • Chen Qilin (China)
    Former Director General of the Department of Social, Cultural and Library Affairs of the Ministry of Culture

Artistic Honorary Presidency of the Choir Olympics

  • Prof. Eric Ericson (Sweden)
    Honorary President of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)
  • Prof. Yoon Hak-won (Korea)
    Artistic Director and Conductor of the Incheon City Choral and World Vision Korea Children's Choir
    Professor of the Music College, at Chungang Universitry

Artistic Honorary Committee of the Choir Olympics

  • Prof. Dr. Anatoli Avdlyevsky (Ukraine)
    President of the Ukrainian Music Council
  • Dr. Gene Brooks (USA)
    Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association
  • Dr. Kifah Fakhouri (Jordan)
    President of the International Music Council
  • Prof. Maria Guinand (Venezuela)
    First Vice President of the International Federation for Choral Music
  • Lászlo Heltay (Spain)
    Conductor, Clinician, Jury Member
  • Eskil Hernberg (Sweden)
    President of the International Federation for Choral Music
  • Don James (Canada)
    Music Director of the International Choral Kathaumixw
  • Lupwishi F. Mbuyamba (Mozambique)
    UNESCO Regional Cultural Advisor for Africa
  • Prof. Erwin Ortner (Austria)
    Dean at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
  • Prof. Dr. Ronald Smart (Australia)
    Dean of the Australian Institute of Music
  • Prof. Boris Tevlin (Russia)
    Dean of the Choral Department at the Moscow Conservatory
  • Prof. Andrea Veneracion (Philippines)
    Advisor of the Philippine Federation for Choral Music
  • Prof. Paul Wehrle (Germany)
    Past President of the International Federation for Choral Music
  • Prof. Emil Yanev (Bulgaria)
    President Balkan Choral Forum
  • Prof. Nie Zhong-ming (China)
    President of the China Choral Association

Honorary Board of the Choir Olympics

  • Patricia Abbott (Canada)
    Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors
  • Josep M. Mas i Bigas (Spain)
    Commissioner for Choral Music at the Cultural Ministry of Barcelona
  • Dr. Heinz Eyrich (Gerrnany)
    President of the Deutscher Sängerbund DSB (German Singers Association)
  • Barbara Fei (China)
    President of the Hong Kong Arts Council
  • András Farkas (Switzerland)
    Professor of Geneva College
  • Peter Godfrey (New Zealand)
    President of the New Zealand Choral Federation
  • Kaare Hanken (Norway)
    Secretary General of the Norwegian Choirs Association
  • Hansruedi Kämpfen (Switzerland)
    Vice President of Europa Cantat
  • Henry Klausner (Israel)
    Vice Director of the ZIMYA (International Choir Festival Israel) and
    Founder of the Israel Choir Movement
  • Li Yinjie (China)
    Standing Deputy Director of the Department of International Liaison of the Chorus Association of China
  • Frank Leenen (Germany)
    Artistic Director of the International Choir Festival of Sacred Music, Rottenburg
  • Liu Yunhou (China)
    Deputy Secretary General of the Chorus Association of China
  • Naomi Munakata (Brazill)
    Artistic Director of Coral Sinfónico de Estado de Sao Paolo
  • Tom Moller Pedersen (Denmark)
    President of the Danish Amateur Choral Federation
  • Prof. Erkki Pohjola (Finland)
    Former Conductor and Founder of Tapiola Choir
  • Gerd Jürgen Raach (Germany)
    Vice President of the Deutscher Sängerbund DSB (German Singers Association)
  • Dr Eiecto Silva (Cuba)
    Teacher at Conservatorio Esteban Salas, Santiago de Cuba
  • Christopher J. Simmons (England)
    President of Europa Cantat
  • Jean Sturm (France)
    Executive Director of Musica International
  • Jutta Tagger (France)
    Editor of the International Choral Bulletin
  • Huibrie Vester (South Africa)
    President of the South African Choral Society
  • Jos Vranken (Netherlands)
    Advisor of the Royal Singers Association
  • Herbert Wild (Austria)
    President of the Österreichischer Sängerbund ÖSB (Austrian Choral Society)
  • Zhou Guoan (China)
    Deputy Secretary General of the Chorus Association of China