MusiQuE Training 2024 at AEC Congress

The MusiQuE Board and Office are looking forward to welcoming you to the next Peer Reviewers Training Workshop, on 17 October, 13 and 14 November 2024!

The workshop aims to offer elements of training and professional development to potential and confirmed MusiQuE Peer Reviewers: representatives of higher music education institutions, students in higher music education, representatives of music schools and representatives of organisations from the music profession – experienced or not – interested in becoming peer reviewers for MusiQuE in the future or in reflecting on their experience and practice as Peer Reviewers, or with a general interest in quality assurance and accreditation in conservatoires.

Representatives from performative arts departments affiliated to higher music education institutions are also invited to participate in the Training.

The training is delivered by MusiQuE Board members, the MusiQuE Office and by experienced MusiQuE Peer Reviewers.

More information on target audience and purposes of the training can be found here.

Practical details


  • Thursday 17th October, online session, Thursday 17th October (14:00 to 17:00 CEST) via Zoom;
  • Wednesday 13th November (1:30pm – 18:00) in person at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy – followed by a joint dinner;
  • Thursday 14th November (09:30 – 13:30) in person at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy.

Participants will join online for the first session and in person for the second and third sessions in Milan, which are offered as a pre-congress workshops right before the AEC Congress.

Venue: Zoom & Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.


Day 1 – Thursday 17th October – via Zoom

Format and time Content
Online (Zoom)

14:00 to 17:00 CEST

Informal online café
Welcome & brief introduction to the programme
MusiQuE procedures at a glance
Being a MusiQuE Peer Reviewer
Wrap up of the day & introduction to the “home assignment”

Day 2 – Wednesday 13th November – Conservatorio di Milano

Format and time Content
In person (Conservatorio di Milano)

From 13:00

Registration to the workshop
13:30 – 18:00 Welcome and introduction to the programme
Introduction to the role-play session
Simulated Review Team meeting
Role-play: acting as a Peer Reviewer as a representative of a reviewed institution
18:15 – 19:15 Erasmus Orchestra concert
Joint dinner with all participants and trainers

Day 3 – Thursday 14th November – Conservatorio di Milano

Format and time Content
In person (Conservatorio di Milano)

9:30 – 13:30

Beyond the site-visit
Ingredients for a successful review
World Café
Wrap up & the way forward

Note: the order in which the various sessions are delivered is subject to change.

Preparatory work

Please, note that participants will be asked to prepare for the training by reading, watching and analysing a set of materials submitted in advance (including the MusiQuE Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, the MusiQuE Standards and a self-evaluation report).

Registration and Fee

The deadline for registration to the MusiQuE Training is 2nd of October 2023.
To register for the training workshop, please fill the online registration form.

A fee will be charged for your participation in the training:

  • Early bird fee: 157,30 EUR (i.e. 130 EUR fee + 21% VAT) – registration before 15 September
  • Regular fee: 181,50 EUR (i.e. 150 EUR + 21% VAT) – registration after 15 September

The Training will be free of charge for the first five students who register.

Participants of the MusiQuE Training are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility funding. Please contact the International Relations Coordinator in your institution to explore this possibility.

Payment information

Payments can be made individually or via the participant’s institution. For more information, please, consult the dedicated section in the registration form.


Please contact the MusiQuE staff at in case you have any questions.