Since mid-2021, MusiQuE has completed three reviews, one follow-up procedure and runs several Critical Friend Reviews in two institutions.

  • An institutional quality enhancement review took place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), in Cardiff. The review report was prepared by a dedicated review team of 6 MusiQuE Peer Reviewers who visited the institution in person in November 2021 – the first MusiQuE review procedure conducted in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A programme accreditation procedure at College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. This review procedure involved the appointment of a review team of 4 MusiQuE Peer Reviewers, who conducted an online visit in June 2021 and prepared a report reviewing the Doctoral programme in Music and in Philosophy.
  • A follow-up procedure of an institutional quality enhancement review at the Music Faculty and the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno, in March 2020.
  • A programme quality enhancement review at Royal Conservatoire The Hague (KC The Hague) of the Master’s programmes Master of Music and Master of Sonology was completed. A review team of 7 Peer Reviewers prepared a report on this procedure, which included an online visit to the institution and online meetings with relevant stakeholders in relation to the reviewed programmes. This procedure also unfolded as an ‘Experiment Institutional Accreditation with a Lighter Programme Accreditation’, a pilot procedure set up by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science In this pilot, programmes were assessed in line with NVAO Standards mapped against MusiQuE Standards for Programme review.

Various Critical Friend visits have been taking place at KC The Hague and Royal Conservatoire Antwerp:

  • KC The Hague has been visited by appointed Peer Reviewers to review the fields of Sonology, Early Music, Vocal Studies and Music Education.
  • Royal Conservatoire Antwerp has been visited by Peer Reviewers to review the specialities of Orchestral, Non-orchestral and Jazz studies.

The resulting reports from institutional and programme review procedures will be available to be accessed on the following link.

MusiQuE would like to thank Peer Reviewers involved in these procedures for their contribution and institutions for their fruitful collaboration and looks forward to conducting review procedures in different institutions in Europe and Asia in the upcoming months.