MusiQuE and EAS signed a new collaboration agreement

Last week, MusiQuE and the EAS have signed a new collaboration agreement, which officialises the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations in order to foster and promote quality enhancement in music education at all levels.

Through this agreement, EAS will join MusiQuE as one of its partner organisations, joining the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), the European Music School Union (EMU) and the Performing Arts Employers’ Associations League Europe (Pearle*). Therefore EAS will also join the decision making processes within MusiQuE by having a seat in the MusiQuE Board. For this position EAS has nominated Past President Gerhard Sammer (HFM Würzburg), whose nomination has been unanimously adopted by the MusiQuE Board. MusiQuE welcomes the opportunity to further include the perspective of music educators in its work, through EAS’s expertise and also welcomes Gerhard in the MusiQuE Board.

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ISME board elections: the EAS community supports Natassa Economidou Stavrou

natassaEAS member and former board member Natassa Economidou Stavrou is a nominee for the board of ISME, the International Society for Music Education. We support her candidacy and invite those EAS members who are also ISME members to vote for her. Natassa is Associate Professor in Music Education and the Associate Head of the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Good luck, Natassa!

EAS, EMU & AEC: New Memorandum of Agreement signed for 2018-2021

IMG_7160AEC, EAS and EMU have a good history of cooperation: through the Music Education working group of the European Music Council (EMC); in the development of Learning Outcomes and Quality standards for both musical performance and music pedagogy; in work on pre-college music education (within the AEC ‘Polifonia’ and ‘Full Score’ projects); in joint policy statements and in the organisation of joint events.
The recently at the EAS conference in Latvia (March 2018) signed agreement is an important step to continue this successfull cooperation and includes mutual exchange and support of activities, cooperations in new project activitites and invitations and presentations at each others annual events.
The regular contact already established and based on series of high-level joint meetings designed to deepen mutual understanding, reinforce knowledge management and cooperative expertise between the three organisations should be continued and reinforced. This includes regular exchange within the “Steering Committee for the Harmonisation of European Music Education (SCHEME), which involves representatives of all three associations.

FULL SCORE: Cooperation with AEC and EMU


FULL SCORE is a 3-year-project coordinated by the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) with support from the European Commission through the scheme “European Networks” of the Creative Europe programme. FULL SCORE started on 1st September 2014 and will end on 31 August 2017.

Within the framework of the FULL SCORE project, the AEC has established a structured cooperation with the European Music School Union (EMU) and the European Association of Music Schools (EAS) by the creation of a Steering Committee for the Harmonisation of European Music Education (SCHEME). This strand of the FULL SCORE project seeks to strengthen the European Music Education Sector by overseeing the joint projects with EAS and EMU and exploring potential synergies and future strategies for the sector to train the musicians of tomorrow.

FULL SCORE leaflet year 1

FULL SCORE leaflet year 1

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The 3rd International Music Olympiad in Lithuania!

The 3rd International Music Olympiad took place at Klaipeda University in Lithuania. Students from nine countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) came to Klaipeda this year. Over 3 days, young musicians presented their talent, knowledge, and musical skills in four different sections of the competition.

Participants were awarded with medals and diplomas in gold, silver or bronze. The best performer of a song, the best composer of an original composition and the contestant with the highest score in listening tasks were awarded special prizes.

The Olympiad was organized by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Music Teachers’ Association and Klaipeda University, in cooperation with the European Association for Music in Schools.

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European Forum on Music Education


Save the Date: 10 – 11 February 2016, BplusC, Leiden, The Netherlands

Under the umbrella of the European Music Council, this European Forum on Music Education is organised in partnership with the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) and the European Music School Union (EMU). Building on the success of the 2011 From Seoul to Bonn – Translating the Goals for the Development of Arts Education for Music in Europe seminar held jointly with the German UNESCO Commission, the forum invites stakeholders from all areas of the music sector to network, discuss synergies and joint strategies as well as exploit and develop new partnerships and collaborations. Registration is now open!