Norges musikkhøgskole (NMH)

The Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH), established in 1973, is a leading artistic and academic university with Norway's largest educational environment in music. NMH offers higher education in music and trains music therapists, instrumentalists, singers, church musicians, music educators, conductors, composers, music technologists, and piano tuners.

NMH provides a solid foundation for a professional music career and enables students to make relevant choices later in life. NMH facilitates and stimulates a musical society by contributing to various arenas by building the academy on research and development work at a high international level. This is how NMH makes it possible for our students to gain a broad competence with executive, creative, pedagogical, and therapeutic skills.

Coordinating institution and Lead partner of WP1 – Effective management & joint strategy development.


Universitatea Națională de Muzică din București (UNMB)

The National University of Music Bucharest is a professional institution of education, research and music creation, with a tradition of more than 150 years. Its major values are:

  • The importance of music in building an actual, multi-cultural society.
  • The necessity of an individual, student-centred education as the fundamentals for reaching the highest musical performance.
  • The creative integration of all levels of music education, including the lifelong learning process.
  • Encouraging the exchange of ideas, experiences and opinions, to enable critical reflection in education, while learning and promoting national and international values, for the continuous development of the institution.

The university has two faculties: the Faculty of Musical Performance and the Faculty of Composition, Musicology and Music Pedagogy that provide all the levels of studies, including a Doctoral School. The faculties include various centres with regards to research, innovation and information, such as the Centre of Scientific Research and Artistic Projects, the Electroacoustic Music and Multimedia Centre, The Romanian Music Information Centre and the Early Music Centre. It has a busy portfolio with regards to international cooperation and mobility.

Lead partner of WP2 – Seamless mobility for students and staff.


Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP)

Founded in 1795, the Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris is an international benchmark in its fields of study. A historical model for many institutions in Europe and beyond, the school offers some of the most renowned musical and choreographic programmes in the world. True to its tradition of excellence and its pioneering role, the Conservatoire accompanies young creators and performers while integrating the latest advances in research and new technologies, for careers at the highest level. The Conservatoire has a worldwide network of partners and participates in various European networks, such as the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and its joint European Master Programme ECMAster, and in METRIC and its annual Impro Intensives.

Lead partner of WP3 – Deep cooperation through new educational formats.


Taideyliopisto – Sibelius-Akatemia (Uniarts)

Uniarts Helsinki provides the highest level of education in music, fine arts, theatre and dance in Finland and engages in collaborative international education, arts and research activities with a high impact. Established in 2013, Uniarts Helsinki consists of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy.

Uniarts Helsinki offers Bachelor and Masters degrees, open university courses, Junior Academy and doctoral education to approximately 2,000 students. The wide selection of programmes in the field of arts and productive dialogue between teaching and research make the university unique on an international scale. In the capital city of Helsinki, the university operates on two campuses with state-of-the-art facilities.

Lead partner of WP4 – Strengthening our research dimension.


Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC)

The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, founded in 2001, provides university-level education and it is the only official public institution in Catalonia that grants the Bachelor of Music within the framework of the European Space of Higher Education. It also offers 13 Master programmes in a variety of musical specialties. ESMUC is located in an artistic environment along with the Barcelona Auditorium, the Museum of Music and the National Theatre. Being part of the ESMUC means to grow up in a flexible environment, where all the specialties and musical styles are included. The mission of ESMUC is to prepare students so that they can meet professional challenges at an international level and ensure their incorporation into the professional world. To achieve all these objectives, the ESMUC puts the artistic quality and the social commitment on the same level. ESMUC has a strong international dimension. The student population comes from 25 different countries, and the school has been involved in EU programmes on a continuous basis since its inception in 2001.

Lead partner of WP5 – Capacity building and innovation in learning & teaching.


mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (mdw)

The mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as one of the globally top-ranked institutions of its kind looks back on a long tradition. Since its establishment in 1817, mdw has developed into one of the world’s largest and most well-known universities for music, theatre and film, and it has received international recognition for the technical brilliance and the stylistic mastery it affords its students. mdw provides space for discovery and experience, reflection and interpretation, individuality and passion. In addition to artistic education and practice, mdw has a strong research element focusing on current academic and scientific advances in numerous fields.

The mdw is actively running Erasmus+ mobility programmes and is successfully involved in numerous EU and Erasmus projects, including the function as the leading coordinator of the large-scale Creative Europe project ECMA PRO.

Lead partner of WP6 – Strengthening our engagement with society.


Royal Conservatoire – Stichting Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag (HdK)

The University of Arts The Hague – Royal Conservatoire offers Bachelor, Master and PhD (in cooperation with Leiden University) programmes in music and dance to approx. 850 students, and pre-higher education level primary and secondary general and artistic education in its School for Young Talent. The primary objective of the Royal Conservatoire is to train young talent to the highest levels of artistry, craftsmanship and versatility within the powerful triangle of elements that forms the DNA of the institute: Education – Research – Production. This is done in an educational context where tradition and craftsmanship are inextricably entwined with experiment and innovation. The conservatoire is housed in the new Amare building, a performing arts hub with state-of-the-art facilities in the centre of The Hague, which also houses a symphony orchestra and a dance company. The Royal Conservatoire has a strong international profile. Not only is almost 65% of its student population from outside the country, the conservatoire is also actively involved in EU programmes. It has been the coordinator of the large ERASMUS Thematic Network for Music ‘Polifonia’, it has participated in many ERASMUS+ and Creative Europe projects as a partner and coordinating institution, and it is the co-founder of several European Joint Master Programmes and European Joint Modules.

Lead partner of WP7 – Quality Assurance.


Fakultet muzičke umetnosti – Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu (UAB)

As the only state funded university in the field of arts, University of Arts unites four faculties: music, fine arts, drama, applied arts. It offers three cycle studies, with two types of doctorates: scholarly and artistic. The Faculty of Music (FoM) offers three-cycle programmes. FoM is the first HEI in the region which introduced the Jazz & Popular Music programme as well as two new Master programmes: Applied research in Music and Music Direction. All degrees are Bologna-compliant since 2006 and approved by the National Accreditation Committee (2017). FoM is the only HEI in the region that underwent an institutional quality enhancement review by MusiQuE - Music Quality Enhancement, a European independent accreditation and external evaluation body for music, confirming a high level of alignment with European standards of higher music education.

FoM is an AEC member and participates in many international projects and the Erasmus+ programme. Global cooperation is realised through the China CEEC Music Academies Union. The University of Arts in Belgrade was the coordinator of the successful CBHE project DEMUSIS (2019-2023): “Enhancing the digital competencies and entrepreneurship skills of academic musicians in Serbia for a culturally more engaged society”.

Lead partner of WP8 – Communication, dissemination & advocacy.