Invitation to EMU Meeting of the boards – Strategic partnerships in Winterthur, Switzerland 8.-9.3.2019

We are happy to invite you to the EMU Meeting of the boards in Winterthur, Switzerland taking place on 8.-9.3.2019. The target group of the seminar is board members of EMU member organisations as well as people working in national music school associations.

The focus of the meeting is in strategic partnerships for the most effective development of music education: What are possible partners for national music school associations and music schools? Why should we collaborate and what are we looking for from cooperation? How should we collaborate and what are the possible challenges and possibilities? And finally, what might be our new and innovative partnerships?

The programme of the seminar will consist of short presentations made by EMU members. The presentations will be followed by discussion and interactive workshops to deepen the focus issue. The meeting language is English. Please find a first sketch of the programme attached.

The board of EMU opens a call for presentations

As the focus of the meeting is in strategic partnerships, we are looking for good examples of collaborations. If your organisation, or one of your music schools, has been part of a successful and innovative collaboration, we would like to offer you an opportunity to share your experience and knowledge as well as positive outcomes with other members of the EMU.

The board of EMU will select the presentations for the meeting weather for a presentation in plenary or for a poster presentation. Each speaker will have 10 minutes for presentation in plenary. If you are interested in giving a presentation, we would like to ask you to send us a description (max. one A4) of your collaboration model. The deadline for the open call is the 2.12.2018. Please send the collaboration model descriptions to EMU office at


The meeting will be held in Music Conservatory of Winterthur, Tössertobelstrasse 1. Winterthur is 15 minutes away from Zürich Airport by train. All participants will be accommodated at the Best Western Hotel Wartmann am Bahnhof, Rudolfstrasse 15, Winterthur. The hotel is located next to the railway station. More info: There is a public transport from the railway station to the conservatory.

The registration fee is 150€ including one hotel night in a single room with breakfast, one dinner as well as refreshments during the meeting. If you prefer to look for your own accommodation, the registration fee is 50€.

The deadline for registration is the 16.12.2018. Online registration can be done via the following link:


Call for presentation : December 2nd, 2018
Registration of particpation: December 16th, 2018

If you have any questions do no hesitate to contact us

A final programme will be sent to you after the integration of the received and selected presentations. This programme will also include all practical details.

We are truly looking forward to welcoming you in Winterthur for a fruitful meeting and a wonderful stay.

Philippe Dalarun
President  EMU

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