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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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EPARM Registrations launched!

EPARM Registrations launched!

Register now for the AEC European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) 2024 which will take place at the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia on 21 – 23 March 2024.

The International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley

The International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley

Apply now for the 5th International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley! Deadline: 15th March 2024

Standing Together With Ukraine – Concert

Standing Together With Ukraine – Concert

To commemorate the decade of the war in Ukraine, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites people to stand with Ukraine. On 20 February, a concert featuring music by Lithuanian and Ukrainian composers will be performed by the professors of Academy, Chamber Choir and soloists from Ukraine.

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Standing Together With Ukraine – Concert

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.


European Online Application System for ERASMUS and NORDPLUS Exchanges in Music

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