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The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat [ECA-EC] is…

 ...a unique network where you can meet your peers and share your love for singing through:

  • Conferences, general assemblies and other networking opportunities
  • Activities for choirs, young singers and conductors from Europe and overseas, on all levels
  • EUROPA CANTAT Festivals and Singing Weeks
  • EUROPA CANTAT junior for children's, girls' and boys' choirs
  • EuroChoir (singers 18-30)
  • European Academies for conductors and composers
  • International Competition for conductors (under 30)
  • International Study Tours for conductors
  • Training opportunities for choral conductors and managers
  • World Youth Choir for selected young singers (under 27)
  • Awards for composers
  • Publications of songbooks



Advantages for all members:

Save money

Access exclusive contents

  • Regular publications (annual report and brochures)
  • Access to a password-protected section of the website reserved for members with complete online-magazine, documents for the General Assemblies
  • Privileged access to the Musica International database (database of the world’s choral music) through the password-protected section of the website

Get involved in the European Choral life

  • Participate to the ECA-EC General Assembly
  • Vote to elect the board (remote voting for individual, family and choir members)
  • Be a candidate for the ECA-EC Board
  • Participate in the ECA-EC General Assembly and Membership Day

Network with your peers

  • Get in touch with International contacts with the help of the General Secretariat  (info@eca-ec.org)
  • Use the logo and mention that you are a proud member of ECA-EC



Advantages for member organisations:

Financial advantages

  • Discount for indirect members (members of member organisations) for participating in ECA-EC activities [1]
  • Benefit from grants and initiatives when funds are available

Cooperation and networking:

Professional support

  • Access to expertise from the General Secretary or the Music Commission
  • Support in advocacy for collective singing at the national level
  • Access to trainings, staff exchange programme or other professionalization offers


  • Free promotion of International and non-competitive events on the ECA-EC monthly newsletter
  • Extra copies of publications (brochures and annual report) if needed to distribute



Advantages for German choirs:

Financial advantages

  • Travel subsidies for children and youth for attending activities under the label of ECA-EC


[1] This rule does not apply to

- Member organizations that have not paid their membership fee for the previous year

- Member organizations in country group 3 where indirect membership cannot be checked

- Umbrella organizations that decide to join as organizations in country group 3

- Organizations or institutions that do not have regular members


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