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AEC - Empowering Artists as Makers in Society (2022-2025)

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The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network with around 300 member institutions for professional music training in 57 countries.

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#AECforUkraine Fundraising Campaign

#AECforUkraine Fundraising Campaign

Join us in helping the Ukrainian Higher Music Education Institutions in these times of crisis! Your support matters!

2022 ARTEMIS Annual Network Meeting

2022 ARTEMIS Annual Network Meeting

The 2022 ARTEMIS Annual Network Meeting took place online on Monday 21 November, enabling working group members to come together, share experiences as well as work updates and create potential synergies for future collaborations.

Call for interest: Mutual Support Platform for Curricular Innovation

Call for interest: Mutual Support Platform for Curricular Innovation

In the framework of the ARTEMIS project, AEC invites its member institutions (active and associate) to join clusters of institutions undertaking curricular changes.

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#AECforUkraine Fundraising Campaign

Please consider donating to the #AECforUkraine fundraising campaign to ultimately help Music Higher Education Institutions in Ukraine to survive the winter. 

Supporting Ukrainian refugees

We call on all AEC member institutions to support students and staff from music education institutions in Ukraine so that they are able to continue their music studies and academic activities in another country without bureaucratic hurdles.

Upcoming events

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  • 16-18 February 2023
  • St Louis College of Music, Rome, Italy

AEC Pop and Jazz Platform 2023

PJP meeting

the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform meeting 2023 will take place at the St Louis College of Music in Rome from the 16 to the 18 February.

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  • 23 March / 25 May 2023
  • Online

Early Music Online Forum Series 2023


Early Music (HP/HIP- - Historically Informed Performance) has come a long way in the last few decades and increasingly plays a vital role in higher education institutions.

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  • 30 March - 1 April
  • Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen, Denmark) and online

European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) 2023

EPARM meeting

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  • 30th November - 2 December
  • Brussels and Bruges

REMA Early Music Summit 2023


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European Online Application System for ERASMUS and NORDPLUS Exchanges in Music

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AEC Vacancy Platform

The leading website for job vacancies in Higher Music Education

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