VOXearly MUS

VOXearlyMUS is an ERASMUS + collaborative project that will be financed by the EU for a duration of three years from September 2015 to August 2018. The Project focuses on cross-border cooperation in the field of vocal Early Music teaching as a tool to strengthen the quality of Higher Music Education.

Aims and objectives

The rapid changes in the music profession need the higher music education sector to adapt to an increasingly international music market and the demands of the profession for more complete and specialized perfomers’ portfolios. VOXearlyMUS addresses this need, as embedded in the two main objectives of the EU 2011 Modernization Agenda. The project therefore aims at:

  • Improving the quality of higher music education via the creation of a Joint Master program for small vocal Early Music ensembles.
  • Strengthening mobility and cross-border cooperation via the transnational character of the project’s specific activities and partner institutions.

In order to meet these objectives;

  • Music events will be organized and performed by the newly formed early music small vocal ensembles, in a multicultural and European context;
  • Teachers, students and professionals from European higher music education and potential employment institutions will gather to exchange good practices in teaching, learning, assessing and performing vocal early music;

Moreover, the project will be a good opportunity to disseminate the latest trends and discoveries in the research of the vast European vocal Early Music heritage.


  • National University of Music Bucharest – Coordinator (Romania)
  • Den Haag Royal Conservatory (Netherlands)
  • “Joseph Haydn” Conservatory, Eisenstadt (Austria)
  • “Arrigo Pedrollo” Conservatory of Vicenza (Italy)
  • “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory of Parma (Italy)
  • Association of European Conservatories – AEC (Belgium)
  • Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica – Rome (Italy)
  • National Choir Association – Bucharest (Romania)

The role of the AEC

AEC’s role in the project is as follows:
• Promoting the Strategic Partnership during dedicated sessions of the AEC events organised regularly;
• Disseminating to external targets the project activities and outcomes of the Strategic Partnership;
• Developing criteria for the evaluation of the Strategic Partnership and hiring an external evaluator to visit one project activity a year, read through materials and write an annual evaluation report.

For more information about the project, please click here.