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Organization and Governance

  1. The International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP) is created and governed by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
  2. The ICEP is coordinated by a director, chosen by the national past president of ACDA in consultation with the executive director of ACDA. This director of ICEP reports to the national past president of ACDA.
  3. International Conductors Exchange Program Director duties
    1. Recruit Division Liaisons and organize the ICEP steering committee in consultation with division presidents of ACDA.
    2. Recruit and organize the ICEP review panel in consultation with national past president and executive director.
    3. Identify foreign choral organizations with which ACDA can work to facilitate exchange programs.
    4. Coordinate activities for U.S. participants in exchange countries.
  4. ICEP Division Liaisons
    1. Selection Criterion
      1. Selected by division presidents
      2. One representative selected from each division
      3. Are eligible for participation in ICEP
    2. Duties
      1. Disseminate information regarding the ICEP
      2. Plan visits to U.S. by international conductors, including
        1. Coordinate with corresponding division conventions
        2. Work with division presidents to coordinate convention registration, housing and all activities
        3. Identify division hosts and activities outside the division convention
        4. Develop/disseminate expectations/responsibilities for hosts
        5. In coordination with host, develop activities for visiting conductor
        6. Distribute schedule of activities with events and contacts
        7. Oversee process and events

  1. ICEP Review Panel
    1. Members
      1. ACDA members with previous experience in international relations
      2. Selected by ICEPD in consultation with national past president and executive director
      3. Are ineligible for participation in ICEP
    2. Duties
      1. Establish criteria for program participant selection
      2. Screen applicants
      3. Select applicants