We are happy to announce that, since the beginning of the year, nine new member institutions from Spain, Italy, France, Greece and China have joined the AEC Community. Applications for both Active and Associate membership are regularly assessed by the Council members representing the regional groups to which these institutions belong, with support from the AEC Office. 

At the last Council meeting on 11th March in Milan, the following institutions were granted Active membership of our association:

This category is dedicated to any conservatoire, académie de musique, Musikhochschulen or any other equivalent institution in Europe aiming at educating students for the music profession. These institutions are engaged in the delivery of programmes, some of which are above Level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) or its equivalent, and meet the broad description of such programmes contained in the AEC-Tuning Handbook: ‘Reference Points for the Design and Delivery of Degree Programmes in Music’.

Furthermore, the following institutions were granted Associate membership:

This category is dedicated to institutions, both within and outside Europe, which either provide the same level of education as stated for Active members above OR are active in, or have connection to wider aspects of training for the music profession.

With these new members on board, we are very happy to announce that the number of AEC members amounts to 313, an unprecedented milestone in the history of the association. Moreover, Higher Music Education institutions from all across the globe keep requesting more information for membership affiliation, which will ultimately make these numbers grow in the near future.

Becoming an AEC member?

Our brochure for prospective members, as well as our application form is available upon request. Should you decide to apply for membership, please do not hesitate to send an email to Alfonso Guerra, AEC Membership and Finance Coordinator at alfonsoguerra@aec-music.eu, or visit the AEC website, where you will find more detailed information on the application process. We are looking forward to receiving your application and we hope to welcome you to the AEC Community very soon!