Ruth Jakobi


European Music Council

Secretary general


Ruth Jakobi studied Music, French and Education in Hamburg, Germany and Lyon, France. She has been involved with several European and international cooperation projects (for the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Hamburg, IRCAM, European Music School Union, EMC, IMC), and is currently employed as Secretary General of the European Music Council (EMC), in dual leadership with Simone Dudt. The European Music Council, regional group for Europe of the International Music Council (IMC), is the umbrella organisation for musical life in Europe.
For the EMC, Ruth has initiated and coordinated the SHIFT project, an Erasmus+ co-funded project that fostered EMC’s contribution to sustainability together with 8 other European cultural networks. The EMC is also a partner in the MOST project.
On a voluntary basis, Ruth currently serves as programme director at Soroptimist International, Club Bonn – Bad Godesberg and as Chairperson of the Friends Association of the Circus-School Don Mehloni.