Higher music education is located in a pivotal position in relation to both the pre-college musical education sector and the music profession: its students generally enter from pre-college training and leave into the profession; that profession, for many of them, comprises a mixture of professional practice and teaching which, in turn, makes them the next generation of stakeholders in pre-college music education; and, finally, its teachers are mostly individuals who combine on a daily basis professional practice with their work within the conservatoire context. Quality in higher music education is therefore shaped and inflected by the education that goes before it and the professional life that comes after. For this reason, MusiQuE has been set up in collaboration with the following partners.
Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et MusikhochschulenThe Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network, which represents the interests of institutions that are concerned with training for the music profession. Today, the AEC includes over 280 member institutions in 55 countries.
AEC works for the advancement of European higher music education in several ways:
- by providing support, information and expert advice to the specialist institutions offering Higher Music Education
- by engaging in advocacy and partnership-building at European and international levels
- through measures to raise understanding and enhance standards of Higher Music Education across Europe and beyond.
European Music Schools Union (EMU)The European Music School Union (EMU) is the European umbrella organisation of national music school associations in Europe. Its aims and prominent tasks are:
- to promote music education and music practice
- to co-operate by exchanging information on all questions concerning music schools
- to promote exchanges of student delegations, teachers, pupils, orchestras, choirs, other music groups and so on
- to raise the interest of the competent authorities and the public on questions of music education in general and to encourage amateur music and music studies
- to help create and develop nation-wide federations of music schools
- to maintain regular contact with interested international institutions such as the UNESCO, the European Music Council (EMC) and others.
Pearle*-Live Performance EuropeThe aim of Pearle* is the establishing of a stable environment by supporting sustainability and promotion of the Performing Arts across Europe. It seeks to do this by:
- the exchange of information, experiences and ideas of common interest to members working in the Performing Arts sector
- the obtaining of information concerning all European issues relating to members’ interests
- facilitating collective decisions in areas of common interest
- expressing Pearle*’s views in discussions with bodies whose activities are relevant to Pearle*
- lobbying in accordance with collective decisions reached by the members’ representatives to EU and other authorities
- carrying out all activities connected with the above mentioned activities.
AEC, EMU and Pearle* are not only engaged with the activities of MusiQuE, they each also contribute a member to the MusiQuE Board.