Over the past two months, MusiQuE held its autumn Board meeting and the first session of its Peer Reviewers Training, and has contributed to international events in Bangkok, Sofia and Dublin.

On 25 August 2023, Jacques Moreau, the Chair of the MusiQuE Board attended the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music International Symposium in Bangkok. PGVIM celebrated the 10th anniversary of the International Symposium. He delivered a presentation on MusiQuE: MusiQuE, an Agency dedicated to enhancing quality of musical education, in which he gave some insight on the concept of Quality supported by MusiQuE. More information about this event can be found on MusiQuE website.

In September 2023, the MusiQuE Board held its Autumn meeting online. The Board dedicated time to supervise operational activities related to MusiQuE review procedures and its Peer Reviewers Register and discussed relations with external stakeholders, communication and strategy for the next years to shape MusiQuE’s future development. For more information about issues discussed during the meeting, please visit MusiQuE website.

On 12 October 2023, MusiQuE concluded the first day of MusiQuE Peer Reviewers Training 2023. 37 participants from 21 countries participated in the first session of the training, where they could learn more about MusiQuE procedures and Standards, which fostered insightful discussions. 

On 20 October 2023 chair of the MusiQuE Board Jacques Moreau, Board member Ankna Arockiam and former Board member Martin Prchal took part in an International Conference “Problems of Higher Music Education in Bulgaria and Europe” organised by the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia and by Momchil Georgiev former MusiQuE Board member. MusiQuE representatives held a presentation about the current situation in higher music education by revisiting the fundamental Bologna principles, explaining the concept of Quality Assurance in conservatories and presenting MusiQuE and its revised Standards. To find out more about the details of the conference and presentation, please go to the MusiQuE website.

On 26-27 October, MusiQuE Board Member Orla McDonagh attended the ENQA 2023 General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland. The event focused on the theme of recognition, delving into the latest policy developments and strategies to establish concrete links between quality assurance and recognition.

Finally, on 31st October, the site visit of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) started! This institutional accreditation procedure takes place within the framework of an agreement with the national agency HAKA and in full compliance with Estonian legislation. To carry out this procedure, the HAKA’s Guidelines for institutional accreditation have been mapped against the MusiQuE Standards and the mapped set of standards will be used as the overall framework of assessment.