Music of Armenia becomes member of European Music Council
It is with great honour that we announce that Music of Armenia recently became a National and Specialised Organisation member of the European Music Council (EMC) and the International Music Council (IMC). Music of Armenia is currently the first and only member organisation of the European Music Council representing Armenia since the foundation of the EMC in 1972.
The European Music Council is a regional group of the International Music Council (IMC) representing Europe. The European Music Council was established in 1972 as the 'European regional group of the IMC' and was renamed the European Music Council in 1992. The EMC functions as a non-governmental advisory body on musical matters. The membership includes National Music Councils from European countries (including countries outside the European Union). Being the regional group for Europe of the International Music Council, the EMC collaborates on an international level.
The International Music Council (IMC), founded in 1949 by UNESCO, is the world's largest network of organizations and institutions working in the field of music. The International Music Council (IMC) was founded upon the request of the Director General of UNESCO, as a non-governmental advisory body to the agency on musical matters. Today it is comprised of National Music Councils from over 60 nations on all continents, some 30 international music organisations, as well as some 50 honorary members. Regional secretariats in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America promote regional projects, and international cooperation under the aegis of IMC.