The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European network, established in 1953. It represents Higher Music Education Institutions all across Europe and beyond.

AEC works for the advancement of European Higher Music Education and, more generally, of music, arts and culture. It does so by providing support to Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEIs), engaging in advocacy at international level and through measures to raise understanding and enhance standards of Higher Music Education.

The membership of AEC is represented in a Council consisting of up to 12 elected senior managers. All interested parties can contact the AEC office to know more about the way AEC can cooperate with them and help establishing new ties and project partnerships across Higher Music Education Institutions.

AEC is co-funded by Creative Europe, the only programme of the European Union dedicated to the cultural, creative and audio-visual sectors. While AEC is the main responsible for this project, this is a collaborative initiative with our partners EMU, EAS, CEMPE and Pearle.