PRO MUSICA IS COMING TO TOWN!!!

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FACP Executive Board Meeting: June 30- July 2, 2011

Dear Governors

Greetings! On behalf of Chairman Hsu, here I am glad to inform you that the Executive Board Meeting is scheduled from June 30 to July 2 to discuss the organizing of the Annual Conference of FACP 2011 in Manila.

The itinerary is as follows:

June 30 Arrival in the evening

July 1 Executive Board Meeting

July 2 Departure

Local host: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

Members of Executive Board Meeting: Chairman Hsu Po-Yun, Vice Chairman Leow Siak Fah, Vice Chairman Masami Shigeta, Secretary-General I-hen Chen, Treasurer Liew Chin Choy, Governor LEE In Gweon, Governor Zhang Yu, Governor Chen Ji Xuin, Governor Raul Sunico, Governor Martin Lopez.

Governors will need to cover the airfare. The accommodation will be suported by FACP Fund.

Further information about accommodation, itinerary will be soon announced.

Please advise your attendance.

I look forward to hearing from you!



Sincerely yours

FACP Rising Stars Wanted

Dear Governors

Greetings!

On behalf of Chairman Hsu Po-Yun, I am writing you today regarding the FACP Annual Conference in Manila in November.

The Executive Board Meeting will be held at the end of June to discuss the organizing of the FACP Annual Conference in November. For the 30th anniversary of FACP, this year we will make a series of celebration by inviting Rising star from your country. We are welcome to your recommendations. This is a great opportunity for talent to shine.

Please send us press kit of Rising Star you recommend via e-mail or to the following address by June 25 (**arrival) for executive board review.

Address:
Ms. Emma Lee
Institute of Human Resource Management
National Sun Yat-sen University
No. 70, Lienhai Rd., Kaohsiung 80424 Taiwan
Tel: +886-7-525-2000
Email: leeyiyeh@gmail.com

OR
Ms. Nastya Yun-Shiou Tsai
New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd.
Room D, 10F., No.20, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Taipei 10559, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2577-2568
Email: twnewaspect@yahoo.com

The result will be soon announced after the meeting.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Best wishes
Nastya Yun-Shiou Tsai
Secretary of FACP Chairman Hsu Po-Yun

Message from Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters

Dear Governors of FACP,

On behalf of Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters, I would like to thank you for your concerns about the disaster that struck Japan recently.

As you can imagine, we were devastated but are now focused on devoting ourselves to the recovery of our country.

Deriving from the concerns that Europeans have regarding the nuclear plant incident caused by the earthquake, many people seem to think that the entire Japan is contaminated with radiation. The nuclear power plant, located in Fukushima prefecture, is 250 kilometers away from Tokyo; except for those in Fukushima and nearby areas, people are living their daily lives as usual in Tokyo as well as other regions of Japan

Rolling blackouts are being conducted in certain areas in order to prevent a shortage of electricity, but major halls are being exempted from these blackouts. Apart from reducing the power of lighting at venues to save electricity, all scheduled events and performances are taking place as usual.

As a result of the catastrophe, many oversea artists are now reluctant to come to Japan, and many performances have thus been cancelled. We would like to address to you with confidence that everything is okay in all areas except the evacuation zone, and that there are no problems with local transportation, either.

Since the beginning of April, Japanese orchestras and artists have started to hold concerts (including charity concerts) just like before.Foreign musicians, such as Zubin Mehta and Placido Domingo just recently performed in Japan, and Marta Argerich, Gidon Kremer are coming next month.

We would like to ask for your support and cooperation by conveying the correct information provided above to the artists and management companies. We hope for their assistance and encouragements toward the recovery of Japan through music, at this time of emergency.

Your continued support and cooperation would be most appreciated.


Sincerely yours,

Masami Shigeta
Chairperson of the International Committee
Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters

GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 2011 - Invitation for Pro Musica Workshop Application

Penang was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the Historic City of Malacca in 2008 and in conjunction with that, the Penang State Government and George Town World Heritage Incorporated have been together in hosting George Town Festival.

This year, George Town Festival 2011 is back with more exciting events throughout the month of July. Among them, the Pro Musica, International Workshop & Master Class for Vocal Training & Opera.

The Pro Musica workshop will be conducted by Madam Loh Siew-Tuan, a Malaysian who is based in London. Madam Loh has since established an impeccable resume which includes singing engagements in countries worldwide, and teaching positions in renowned Centres of Arts in Europe, North and South America as well as being the founder of OPERAPLUS, an independent training centre dedicated to the development of young singers. The renowned specialist teachers also include Ronny Lauwers, Director of the Flanders Opera Studio , and Hein Boterberg, Music Director of Flanders Opera Studio.

6 Scholarships will be available for the Workshop. The Audition Panel will select and award the scholarships based on the audition results of the applicants

We are looking forward to receive candidates from your organization and please feel free to pass this information to those interested.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Joe Sidek
Director
George Town Festival 2011
www.georgetownfestival.com

2nd Asian Children's Museum Conference - Call for Papers

Dear Friends,

Attached is the "Call for Papers" for the 2nd Asian Children's Museum Conference to be held in Manila, October 6-8, 2011. The theme of the conference is "Children and Climate Change".

We welcome your participation in this conference. We would also appreciate if you could forward this email to your colleagues who are doing projects with children (in home, school, communities) on climate change.

The attached can also be downloaded from the website: http://www. museopambata.org/acmc/

Thank you and hoping to hear from you.

With all best wishes,

Nina Lim-Yuson, Ph.D.
President/CEO
Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, Philippines 1000
Tel (632) 400-7558
Mobile: (63)917-890-2446
e-mail: nlyuson@gmail.com

Chie Sales-Roman
Communications Director
Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
(632)523-1797/ 523-1798/ (632)536-0595 local 5
Fax (632) 522-1246
e-mail: info@museopambata.orgg / chiesales@gmail.com
www.museopambata.org