Meet the AEC / YMTE Joint Working Group



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  • The joint AEC / YMTE WG will map the landscape of pre-college music education addressing young talents and explore new formats (in terms of timing, collaboration with general education, target groups & student recruitment). The WG will work on minimum standards, but at the same time respect the heterogeneity of the sector. The special needs of a jazz talent program will be investigated in consultation with the AEC PJP WG and EJN.


The WG is investigating issues in relation to the preparation of young people striving for a career as professional musicians and their admission to pre-college programmes and to higher music education institutions (HMEI) at the bachelor level.

A questionnaire has been sent out to gain insight into the admission procedures to both pre-college and higher music education studies: