The MEI Board manages the property and business of MEI. It promotes the development of MEI, oversees the activities of the MEI Technical Team, guides the development of the MEI conceptual model, Guidelines and schemata, and acts as a contact point for MEI-related activities. The Board consists of nine elected members and one member designated by each Host Institution. The Board will hold regular, virtual or in-person meetings. As schedules and funding permit, the Board will meet in person at least once per year.
Read the 2022 Election Candidate statements
Current Board Members
- Johannes Kepper, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
- Anna Plaksin, Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Musikwissenschaft (IKM), Abteilung Musikwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
- David M. Weigl, Institut für musikalische Akustik – Wiener Klangstil, mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
- Benjamin W. Bohl (Technical Co-Chair), Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main and Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
- Anna E. Kijas (Administrative Chair), Lilly Music Library, Tufts University
- Klaus Rettinghaus, Enote GmbH, Berlin
- Stefan Münnich (Technical Co-Chair), University of Basel
- Laurent Pugin, RISM Digital Center, Bern
- Kristina Richts-Matthaei, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
Previous Board Members
- Elsa De Luca, Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa (2019–2021)
- Giuliano Di Bacco, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, (2015–2017)
- Nobert Dubowy, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg (2018–2020)
- Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, Montréal (2015–2021)
- Axel Teich Geertinger, Danish Centre for Music Editing, Royal Library, Copenhagen, (2015–2016)
- Andrew Hankinson, Bodleian Library, Oxford (2017–2019)
- Perry Roland, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville (2015–2018, 2020–2022)
- Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Center for Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities, Stanford University (2015–2019)
- Martha Thomae, McGill University, Montréal (2020–2022)
Protocols of Board Meetings
- 2015-05-21, Face to Face meeting at the MEC2015 in Florence
- 2017-05-17, Face to Face meeting at the MEC2017 in Tours
- 2017-08-29, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2018-01-15, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2018-05-22, Face to Face meeting at the MEC2018 in College Park
- 2018-10-12, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2019-01-15, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2019-06-12, Face to Face meeting at the MEC2019 in Vienna
- 2020-01-15, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2020-03-25, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2020-07-23, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2020-10-07, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2021-01-14, Virtual Board Meeting
- 2022-01-19, Virtual Board Meeting
The elected members of the Board are each elected for a three year term. Terms on the Board are staggered so that three positions are open for election each year. Terms of office begin January 1 at 2 pm UTC. The initial Board has been elected in December 2014.
Exception to annual elections and term lengths will be made in case a Board member resigns.
Board members may resign from their commitments at any time but are expected to give adequate notice. After accepting the resignation, the Board may decide on how to proceed concerning the newly vacant position. Options should include but are not limited to holding a special election, appointing a replacement, or leaving the position vacant.
In case of a special election to fill a vacancy between regular elections the newly elected Board member will serve for the remainder of the term of the vacant position.
In order to be available for election to the Board, candidates must hold Personal Membership in MEI. Individuals who have previously served on the Board will be eligible for re-appointment.
In order to determine a range of candidates, a four-week nomination phase will precede the elections, in which self-nominations are permitted. Individuals will be informed of their nomination and asked to confirm their willingness to serve on the Board determined. Elections will be held in a timely manner after determination of a final list of candidates. A ranked voting system without minimum voter turnout will be applied.
Each member holding Personal Membership in MEI has the right to vote in Board member elections.