A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
Twelve individuals have edited the scholarly journal of the Council, variously called the Journal of the International Folk Music Council (1949–68), Yearbook of the International Folk Music Council (1969–80), and the Yearbook for Traditional Music (1981–).
The most issues were edited by Dieter Christensen (19 1/2), while Maud Karpeles edited 13 1/2. In addition to these long-term editing commitments, both of them simultaneously served as what we would today call the Secretary General. The move of the Secretariat to Canada in 1969 ended the UK editorship of the Journal of the International Folk Music Council, and brought a new name and philosophy to it.
Norma McLeod edited the last issue of the Yearbook of the International Folk Music Council (1980) and the first of the Yearbook for Traditional Music (1981), the latter coinciding with the renaming of the Council at the 26th World Conference held in Seoul.
The Yearbook continues to reflect the tremendous variety of approaches to the study of music and dance.
|Katz, Israel J.||USA||1977-1979|
|Niles, Don||Papua New Guinea||2006-2013|
|Ringer, Alexander L.||USA||1969-1970|
|Szego, C. K.||Canada||2014-2017|