MusiQuE Board

The MusiQuE Board is responsible for all decision-making and commissioning of actions in relation to the operations of MusiQuE.  It is, therefore, the key entity in MusiQuE’s structure, and its composition, roles and responsibilities have a critical bearing on the effective and appropriate functioning of MusiQuE. An elaborate overview of the MusiQuE Board's role and responsibilities can be found here.

The MusiQuE Board consists of experts appointed on the basis of proposals by three organisations: Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), European Music Schools Union (EMU), European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe). The proportion of members appointed by AEC shall be in an absolute majority.

MusiQuE Board Composition

Ankna Arockiam,
PhD Candidate, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, United-Kingdom
Student representative
(Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2023)

Momchil Georgiev, Bulgarian Association of Employers in Culture - BAROK
Nominated by Pearle*
(May 2020 – May 2023 – second term)


Michaela Hahn
mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria
nominated by EMU
(May 2020 – May 2023)

Orla McDonagh
Director, TU Dublin Conservatoire, Ireland
Board Member
(Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2023)

Jacques Moreau,
Director, Cefedem Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Board Member
(Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2023)

Gordon Munro
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, United-Kingdom
(Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2021 - second term)

Gerhard Sammer
, University of Music Würzburg, Germany
Nominated by EAS
(Oct. 2020 – Oct. 2023)

More information on the nomination of the MusiQuE Board members can be found here.

Former MusiQuE Board members

  • Martin Prchal, Vice-Principal, ROyal Conservatoire The Hague (2015-2020)
  • Bernd Clausen, University of Siegen (2017-2020)
  • Christopher Caine, Programme Leader BMus and Head of International Programmes, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Nov. 2014 - Nov. 2015)
  • Mist Thorkelsdottir, former Dean of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, former Head of the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg (Nov. 2014 - Nov. 2016)
  • Géza Kovacs, Director-General of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, President of the Association of Hungarian orchestras and Vice-President of Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Nov. 2014 - May 2017)
  • Helena Maffli, EMU former President,(Nov. 2014 - May 2018)
  • Timo Klemetinnen, EMU former Managing Director (Nov. 2018 - May 2019)