Overview by Country

As European countries have their own educational system (some even on the level of regional communities) professional music training in Europe is organised in many different ways. In order to achieve a greater comparability and transparency of these systems, the Bologna Declaration Process has been initiated. Detailed information on this process can be found on the AEC website at www.aec-music.eu.

Systems for Professional Music Training in Europe

In order to give insight into the current situations in all European countries (not limited to EU member states), the AEC has developed an overview of systems for professional music training, including information on duration of cycles, qualifications, academic terms, funding, quality assurance and more. On the American side, NASM has provided an overview of educational structures in use in the US in the field of professional music training. This overview is provided below.

The US System for Professional Music Training