MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement

MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement is a recognised European independent accreditation and external evaluation body for music, contributing to the continuous improvement of the quality of higher music education across Europe and beyond. Its operations are underpinned by independent, skilled and authoritative international peers. MusiQuE operates according to the Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) and is registered on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR).


MusiQuE works internationally to uphold and advance the quality of music education

  1. MusiQuE delivers this mission on the basis of five principles which, collectively, define what MusiQuE stands for: MusiQuE is, fundamentally, an organisation set up by and for the music education sector, dedicated to promoting and supporting quality enhancement and, thereby, strengthening the sector.
  2. MusiQuE is committed to working in partnership with its founding organisations (AEC, EMU and Pearle), with institutions, with other stakeholders in music education and with national quality assurance agencies.
  3. Operating throughout Europe and beyond, MusiQuE believes in the strength and added value of involving international perspectives in quality enhancement.
  4. MusiQuE encourages institutions at all stages of music education to reflect on their own practices and potential in adapting to ongoing challenges in society.
  5. MusiQuE pursues quality enhancement in a way that respects the values and ethos of each individual institution and strives to make quality enhancement issues more meaningful to staff and students.


MusiQuE has been created by the following three organisations, which have become MusiQuE’s direct partner organisations:

Through such a stakeholders model, MusiQuE is able to involve in its governing body, as well as in its procedures, not only representatives of higher music education institutions but also stakeholders from the profession and the cultural sector, such as music schools, which employ higher education graduates, but also train students at pre-college level (before they enter professional education), and reach out to society at large, from children to adults; national associations of orchestras, ensembles, theatres, festivals and other music organisations and venues.

Who is MusiQuE?

MusiQuE is composed of:

• The MusiQuE Board which consists of experts proposed by 3 partner organisations: the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), the European Music Schools Union (EMU) and Pearle*- Live Performance Europe (the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe). This way MusiQuE functions as a unique partnership of the higher music education sector and the music profession. The Board has the responsibility to oversee all activities of MusiQuE, consider all review reports and, where relevant, decide on granting an accreditation.

• Supporting staff who carry out the work determined by the Board (MusiQuE Staff, externally hired staff and review secretaries).

• A Peer-Reviewers Register of experts who form the panels that carry out the reviews commissioned by the Board.

How to get involved as peer-reviewer?

Individuals who are interested in acting as peer-reviewer in MusiQuE review procedures are encouraged to take part in the annually organised Training for peer-reviewers. More information about the Training sessions and on how to submit an application to become a peer-reviewer can be found at

Learn more

Representatives of EMU member organizations are strongly encouraged to get involved as peer-reviewers. If you wish to learn more and get involved, please click here.

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