Quality Enhancement and Accreditation

MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement is an independent foundation for quality enhancement and accreditation in
higher music education. MusiQuE has taken over the quality enhancement and accreditation activities previously organised by the AEC.

About MusiQuE - Music Quality Enhancement



MusiQuE is an external evaluation body dedicated to the continuous improvement of the quality of higher music education across Europe and beyond and, through its accreditation, quality enhancement and advisory services, to assisting higher music education institutions in their own enhancement of quality.

Although MusiQuE was formally established only recently, the review system it operates builds upon foundations that have been laid down by the AEC over more than a decade. Twenty-nine reviews were conducted, out of which fourteen were undertaken in cooperation with a national quality assurance and/or accreditation agency. These twenty-nine reviews involved many experts and resulted in the accreditation of over 40 programmes. Four successive working groups, drawn from representatives of higher music education institutions, were created to reflect on the procedures and review process, to design new tools to improve its relevance for higher music education and programmes and to formalize it in line with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG).

MusiQuE's Services

MusiQuE offers a range of review and accreditation processes tailored to the needs of higher music education institutions:

AEC member institutions are offered special rates for the above-mentioned services compared to non-members.

MusiQuE Peer-reviewers Register

MusiQuE has established a Peer-reviewers Register, composed at the moment of more than 60 competent individuals from various AEC member institutions in several European countries, with expertise in various musical specialisms and broad language skills. Selected experts from the Register form the Review Teams that carry out the reviews.

Interested in a Review?

Are you interested in one of the evaluation procedures provided by MusiQuE? Do you have a question about cooperating with MusiQuE? Please don’t hesitate to address your question to the MusiQuE staff through the online Quality Assurance Desk, or contact us directly at info@musique-qe.eu.

For more information, visit www.musique-qe.eu.