International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO


The Secretariat is the body responsible for the day-to-day operations of ICTM, and is the main channel of communication between the Council’s governing body—the Executive Board—and its members, subscribers, partners, and affiliates.

The Secretariat comprises the Secretary General and the Executive Assistant, who are both appointed by the Executive Board for an initial period of four years. The current Secretariat has been based at the Department of Music of Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, USA) since July 2021, with Lee Tong Soon as Secretary General and Carlos Yoder as Executive Assistant. 

Contact information

International Council for Traditional Music

Lehigh University
Department of Music
420 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Secretary General

Lee Tong Soon
Lee Tong Soon

Executive Assistant

Carlos Yoder
Carlos Yoder