Co-operation

AEC

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network with more than 274 member institutions for professional music training in 55 countries.

Cartes

CARTES Centre of Art and Technology Espoo operates mainly within the fields of electronic and media art, aural and visual. The role of CARTES is critically productive, by presenting site specific projects as well as ‘traveling' productions it strives to challenge interdisciplinary encounters between the many actors of culture and technology.

Erasmus

ERASMUS is the EU's flagship education and training programme enabling 200 000 students to study and work abroad each year. In addition, it funds co-operation between higher education institutions across Europe. The programme not only supports students, but also professors and business staff who want to teach abroad, as well as helping university staff to receive training.

GLOMAS – The Nordic Master of Global Music

GLOMAS is a joint study programme, created by Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland), Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (Denmark) and Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden).

GLOMUS

GLOMUS is an international network for higher education in global music and related arts.

IASJ

International Association of Schools of Jazz.
A worldwide network of high quality jazz schools

NOMAZZ – Nordic Master in Jazz

NOMAZZ is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Nordic Master in Folk Music

A Joint Programme in Nordic Folk Music between Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Odense, Royal College of Music, Stockholm & Ole Bull Academy, Voss.

Nordplus / Nordplusmusic

NordplusMusic provides information about the cooperation of Nordic/Baltic music academies within the framework of the Nordplus programme.

PENTACON – Building conservatoires for the twenty-first century

Five leading music schools – Five key themes – Five Years – Five million euros

Rationale

While conservatoires across the world deal with highly specific and individual issues based on their specific missions and their engagement with local, regional and national regulations and circumstances, there are five key themes that are common to the agendas of most schools with national and international aspirations for excellence in the first decades of the twenty-first century. These are shaping research within conservatoires, updating pedagogical approaches to current insights and circumstances, preparing students for a successful musical life in the contemporary musical arena, exploring the implications and potential of technological developments for conceiving, making, learning and disseminating music, and shaping the ever-changing relationship between music and communities.

In November 2009, five conservatoires/schools of music with a strong dedication to addressing these five key topics decided to collaborate intensively to address these domains: Queensland Conservatorium and its Research Centre (Brisbane); Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London); Sibelius Academy  (Helsinki); The Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Montreal); and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with its links to Conservatorium Groningen, Orpheus Institute Ghent, and the University of Leiden.

During five years, starting from 2010, these five schools commit to a free exchange of experience, best practice, research outcomes, key staff, and students, as well as a number of concrete joint projects. The schools will collaborate on implementation of strategies, benchmark leadership issues, curriculum planning, staff training etc. At the same time, the project will work on dissemination of its findings to other schools with ambitions in any or all of these domains, probably by connecting the project to the European Association of Conservatoires (and possibly NASM and NACTMUS).