European Music School Union

EMU Capacity Building Seminar ‘Many Learners, Many Pedagogies’

EMU Capacity Building Seminar  ‘Many Learners, Many Pedagogies’ will be reorganized in Nyon, Switzerland, from 31 October to 2 November 2014



Open to European colleagues as well, this second seminar will take place from 31 October to 2 November 2014 in one of the sites of the COV, the beautiful Villa Thomas, directly at the Lake of Geneva.

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The 39th EMU General Assembly 2014 - Berlin on 5 and 6 December 2014

Invitation - October 2014

39th EMU General Assembly and Management Capacity Building Seminar for National Associations of Music and Culture Schools : ‘EU Projects and Collaboration’

                                                                 Berlin, Germany 5 – 6 December 2014

To the honorary members, members and observer of the European Musicschool Union

Dear honorary members, dear EMU members and observer,

The Presidium of the European Musicschool Union (EMU) has the pleasure to invite you to the 39th General Assembly and Capacity Building Seminar ‘EU Projects and Collaboration’ from 5 to 6 December 2014 in Berlin, Germany. 

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the German Association of Music Schools (VdM) for their organizational help and valuable co-operation. 

As the British organization Music Mark had to withdraw its offer to host the GA in May, 2014, the Presidium decided to organize the meeting in Berlin with own but limited EMU funding. Therefore, EMU will be able to cover the costs for the GA, Capacity-Building Seminar and Friday evening dinner for all participants, whereas the participants will cover their travel and accommodation cost and the Saturday lunch. In the registration form you will find an advantageous proposal for hotel reservation, but you are also  free to organize your own accommodation in Berlin. 

For budget reasons, EMU cannot provide a translation and the GA will be held only in English, thank  you very much  for your understanding.

The deadline for registration for GA and Seminar : 1 November 2014 (hotel offer before 20 October 2014). Additional proposals for the programme of the General Assembly : 5 November 2014.

Here you can find the programme outline and the registration form. Please send your registration to the EMU: office@musicschoolunion.eu before 1 November 2014.

The detailed programme and discussion material for the meeting will follow in the course of November.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin !

Best regards,

Helena Maffli
EMU President

EMU meeting in Serbia on the 3rd and 4th of October

On the 3rd and 4th of October 2014 a meeting with the EMU board was held in Belgrade - Serbia. For all members of the board it was their first time in Belgrade and thanks to the wonderful organisation of the Association of Music and Ballet schools in Serbia, all members got a great oppertunity to get to know the capital city of Serbia and its culture. 

Even though the EMU meeting had a tight schedule, the members were able to meet a lot of colleagues. It was very fruitful, a versatile and abundant music programme, culinary discoveries, a city tour and a lot of friendly professional contacts and discussions.

The Belgrade meeting will remain an important milestone on EMU's way to the future. The board is convinced that more co-operation in the Balkan area could lead to more intense versatile and efficient coöperation inside the EMU. Everyone hopes the that future contacts and projects will enable more EMU members to get acquainted with Serbia's pedagogical tradition and its results. As Serbia can be proud of the music education, the teachers and students.

Helena Maffli

EMU Capacity Building Seminar - "Many Students, Many Pedagogies"

The EMU in partnership with the Kuula Institute of Music in Vaasa, Finland, organised the EMU Capacity Building Seminar – Many Students, Many Pedagogies, which took place from 24 – 26 October 2013 in Vaasa, Finland.

EMU General Assembly EMU 1973 - 2013 : 40 years for Music Education / Conference: Talent and Creativity

The EMU in partnership with the Polish Association of Music Schools organised its 38th Meeting of the EMU General Assembly EMU 1973 - 2013 : 40 years for Music Education / Conference: Talent and Creativity in Przemyśl /Krasiczyn, Poland from 9 to 12 May 2013.

Seminar - From Seoul via Bonn to Budapest – Development Goals for European Music Education : Access, Quality and Social Challenges 

The European Music School Union (EMU), in partnership with the European Music Council (EMC) and with participation of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC), organised from 18 to 20 October 2012 in the Palace of Arts in Budapest a seminar on music education entitled From Seoul via Bonn to Budapest – Development Goals for European Music Education.

In Spring 2012 the Region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy has been the 'Musical Mecca' of Europe and home of EMU's XI European Youth Music Festival. The festival created from 17 – 20 May 2012 a meeting place full of concerts for 6000 young music enthusiasts from all over Europe. Emilia-Romagna, with his facinating and ancient cities and the sheer number of musical venues and activities, is astounding and contributes to one of the richest musical cultures in Europe.

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