Composition of review teams

For each review, the MusiQuE staff and the institution agree on the areas of expertise needed according to the specificities of the institution/programme (for example: expertise in jazz, expertise in early music, etc.) and on the number of reviewers needing to be appointed to conduct the review appropriately.

Number of reviewers on the review team

Normally, there are at least 4 members in a review team, including the Chair and the student member. However, the number of members may vary depending on the size and range of the institution and on the scope of the review (programme, multiple programmes, institutional etc.).

Areas of expertise needed in the review team

A review/accreditation team should have sufficient balance, expertise and experience to cover all aspects of the review and/or accreditation task. Such expertise will normally include institutional management and governance, artistic and academic management and artistic and professional experience at an appropriate level. Knowledge of the country-specific system of higher music education and of the legislation applicable in that country will be addressed where possible and as appropriate.

International dimension

Normally, all reviewers, with the exception of the student, will be, or have been, professionally active outside the country of the institution.

Except in rare cases, the language of the review will be English. Reviewers should normally therefore have a good basic proficiency in reading, understanding, speaking and, preferably, writing in English. Key documents provided by the institution or, at least, crucial sections of longer documents should be available in English and, where necessary, should be translated to a professional standard.

At the same time, it is essential that institutional representatives have the opportunity to express themselves in the language of the country where the review is being conducted. It is therefore recommended that the review team include at least one member who is able to understand/speak the language in question.