Koor&Stem is a non-profit organisation with a team of professionals and volunteers that work hard to support + 1000 choirs and + 35 000 singers and conductors across Flanders, the Dutch-speaking, northern part of Belgium. We bring people together through song, promote fresh perspectives on the future of choral life, help and inspire, create learning opportunities and performance prospects.
Koor&Stem can rely on a throw team of volunteers. All our board members and committee members are volunteers. Koor&Stem has an organisation in each of the five Flemish provinces that consists solely of volunteers. These provincial organisations are focused on organising choral activities, building networks and providing services to the choirs in their province. Furthermore, they collaborate closely with the professional staff and play an active role in executing Koor&Stem’s overall strategy. In total, there are approximately 200 volunteer workers in the five provinces.
Besides that, Koor&Stem has a group of professional employees who are responsible for general management, artistic and organisation advice and services, communication, administration and finance.
Managing director: Koenraad De Meulder
Board of directors
The members of the Board of Directors are selected from the Koor&Stem Annual General Assembly. The Board of Directors plays an important role in developement of the general strategy and policy of the organisation. It is also responsible for preparing the annual plans and important dossiers.
Chairman: Thomas De Baets, Music Education Coordinator at LUCA School of Arts
The Koor&Stem Music Committee is an advisory board for the Koor&Stem Board of Directors and gives advice regarding the organisation’s artistic vision. It consists of experts in the fields of choral direction, music education, adult and youth choirs and many others.
Chairman: Sebastiaan van Steenberge, bandmaster at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp