MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement, the Foundation for Quality Enhancement and Accreditation in Higher Music Education has been very active in the last months. Please find an update on latest activities and upcoming events below.

Successful edition of the MusiQuE Peer-reviewers Training Session in Graz, Austria

The annual Training Session for MusiQuE Peer-reviewers took place on 7-8 November 2018 at the Academy of Music in Graz, Austria. 41 peers, including 7 students, from higher music education institutions across the world participated in this successful edition.

Peers who have participated in the Training can find more information about how to apply to become a MusiQuE Peer-reviewer.

Training sessions for peer-reviewers are offered every year. The next session will take place prior to the Annual Congress of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) at the Conservatorio di Musica “G.Verdi” in Torino, Italy, on 6-7 November 2019.

MusiQuE review procedures

MusiQuE is currently coordinating and preparing several quality enhancement and accreditation procedures in Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Russia, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Finland, Singapore, Poland and the United Kingdom. These procedures include:

  • An institutional quality enhancement review of the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, Spain (site-visit in March 2018)
  • Reviews of several programmes at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium (site-visits in May 2018)
  • 4 visits of ‘critical friends’ and a quality enhancement review at the Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden (site-visit in September-October 2018)
  • A review of 7 programmes at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (site-visit in October 2018)
  • A programme accreditation procedure at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (site-visit in November 2018)
  • Programme accreditation procedures at ESMUC and Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain (site-visits in November 2018) in cooperation with AQU Catalunya
  • An institutional accreditation procedure at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (site-visit in December 2018) in cooperation with the National Centre of Public Accreditation (NCPA)
  • Benchmarking projects at the Orpheus Institute and the International Opera Academy, Ghent, Belgium, as well as for Uniarts Helsinki, Finland (2019)
  • A programme accreditation procedure at the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Almaty, Kazakhstan (site-visit in February 2019)
  • An institutional review procedure at the Yong Siew Toh Conservator, Singapore (site-visit in March 2019)
  • An institutional accreditation procedure at the Wroclaw Academy of Music, Wroclaw, Poland (site-visit in March 2019)
  • A programme accreditation procedure at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, The Netherlands (site-visit in April 2019)
  • A programme review procedure at the Haute école de musique Genève-Neuchâtel, Geneva, Switzerland (site-visit in May 2019)
  • An institutional quality enhancement review at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland (site-visit in May 2019), in cooperation with EQ-Arts
  • An institutional review at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, United Kingdom (site-visit in October 2019)
MusiQuE is currently also planning more than 10 reviews in 2019 and 2020 in various countries, including Latvia, Czech Republic, Lebanon, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, The Netherlands.

Latest news

Please find an update on a selected number of MusiQuE’s latest and upcoming activities below:


Are you interested in one of the evaluation procedures provided by MusiQuE? Do you have a question about cooperating with us? Please do not hesitate to address your question to the MusiQuE office through the online Quality Assurance Desk, or contact us directly at

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