49th Meeting of the EMU General Assembly

The 49th Meeting of the EMU General Assembly and European Music School Forum will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2024 in St. Pölten, Austria.

The General Assembly and Forum will take place at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten in Lower Austria. The GA will be held in English language with simultaneous translations into French and German.

 Delegates are invited to come to St. Pölten on May 30 to attend the opening programme and welcome dinner in the afternoon and evening. The GA will be held on Friday, 31 May in the morning from 9.30 to 13.00 (registration starts at 9.00). Friday afternoon the European music school forum will start with an opening, a keynote and a plenary discussion on societal relevance of music & art schools, followed by an “EMU-Café”, presenting projects and models in the member countries and opportunities for dialogue and exchange. In the evening, the Lower Austrian music & art schools will present themselves in a short concert followed by a reception. The forum will continue Saturday, 1 June, on the topic of “Qualities in music school education”. Saturday afternoon will be followed by a sightseeing programme including a Danube cruise and an evening “Heuriger-dinner”.

Please access the programme with further information about the European Music School Forum on the KOMU website (will be updated regularly).

For all practical details regarding your trip and stay in St. Pölten, please refer to the website of the KOMU which will be updated regularly.

The KOMU covers the accommodation and subsistence costs for the presidium members, the honorary members and for one delegate from each member country during the General Assembly and European Music School Forum for a maximum of 3 nights. We hope to see as many participants as possible from our member associations, but please note that extra participants will have to cover their own accommodation and subsistence costs.

Cost per additional participant in single room, full board: €570 for three nights and full programme (further information and details in the registration form)

All delegates and participants will be accommodated at the Hotel Metropol, Schillerplatz 1, 3100 St. Pölten.

The 49th General Assembly of the EMU will again see elections to the board of the EMU. As stipulated in our statutes, all members can nominate candidates for all positions: as president, vice-president and as regular board members. The mandate from the board will be three years, from 2024 to 2027.

In order to nominate candidates, please hand in a nomination letter by the EMU member together with a CV and letter of motivation by the candidate itself. The deadline to hand in nominations is April 30, 2024. All nominations have to be sent to: till.skoruppa@musicschoolunion.eu

For more information on the election procedure and mode of operations of the board, please access the election letter here.

Invitation Documents
Invitation Letter
Election Letter

General Assembly Documents
2024 General Assembly Agenda
Appendix 1: Minutes of the 2023 GA
Appendix 2: Activity report 2023
Appendix 3: Budget 2024 and financial results 2020-2023
Appendix 3a: Financial results details
Appendix 4: EMU activity plan 2024
Appendix 5: Auditors report 2023
Appendix 6: EMU statutes-modification proposal 2024
Appendix 7: Observer status rules of procedure
Appendix 8: Membership fees internal regulation 2024
Appendix 9: Candidacies to the Board 2024 – 2027

National reports 2023