Vision and mission


Vision statement

MusiQuE seeks to be the recognised European independent accreditation and external evaluation body for music, contributing to the continuous improvement of the quality of higher music education across Europe and beyond. Its operations are underpinned by independent, skilled and authoritative international peers.

MusiQuE operates according to the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) and is registered on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR). As such, it seeks to be a leading player in higher education quality assurance in general, working with the institutions in which its procedures are applied to construct a broadly-supported quality culture with respect to the specific contexts and individual characteristics of higher music education and its institutions.

Through such work, MusiQuE aims to heighten the trust of society in the quality of music study programmes. 


Mission statement

Through its accreditation, quality enhancement and advisory services, MusiQuE assists higher music education institutions, across Europe and further afield, in their enhancement of quality.

It treats quality assurance and enhancement from a subject-specific viewpoint and enables institutions to engage with the improvement of the art-form and its curricula from artistic, practical and other relevant perspectives.

Furthermore, MusiQuE works to stimulate and support European institutions in the achievement of highly valued reputations internationally for their artistic output, education and research.  

With its extensive expertise in the field of music, and knowledge of diverse national systems, MusiQuE participates in the public debate about musical quality and it contributes to the broad dissemination of information, new ideas and strategies concerning quality enhancement, learning, education and research, especially where these impinge upon the discipline of music and how it is taught, practised and researched.