The 10th annual MusiQuE Peer Reviewers Training Workshop took place on 19th October online and on 9th and 10th November 2022 at the Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon (CNSMD).

26 participants, representing higher music education institutions across Europe and beyond, attended this year’s edition.

During the first session of the Training, organised online, participants were introduced to MusiQuE’s structure and procedures, and to the roles and responsibilities of a Peer Reviewer.

The second session in Lyon, included a role-play, where the participants had the opportunity to act as peer reviewers., which enabled the participants to familiarise themselves with the different stages of a review procedure, such as the site visit.

On the third session of the Training, feedback on the role-play was exchanged and the steps following the site visit, until the completion of the procedure were presented. The Training session also included a World Café, which allowed the participants to take part in discussions in small groups about the challenges and opportunities during a review procedure. The Training concluded with a final plenary session with the contribution of Michael Wilder, President of the National Association of Schools of Music in the US (NASM).

The Training participants have the opportunity to apply to become part of the MusiQuE Peer Reviewers’ Register. More information about the Register and the online application form can be found via the following link.

Training sessions for current and prospective Peer Reviewers are offered every year. MusiQuE encourages anyone interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer to take part in at least one Training.