European Commisssion




The ESMAR High-Performance Advanced School of Music is a higher-education centre focused on the musical training and personal development of its students. Far beyond simply offering an education in terms of instruments and performance, one of ESMAR’s key objectives is to offer comprehensive training and educational experiences that impact the lives of students.

In this regard, the ERASMUS programme has become established in the years since its launch as an educational and experiential space that brings an undeniable richness to the academic lives of students. Students who take part in ERASMUS projects almost unanimously recognise that ERASMUS has been one of the best experiences of their lives.

On the other hand, within the specific framework of musical education, knowledge of other geographical, educational, artistic, interpretative, anthropological, social and culture contexts provides a highly appropriate background for comprehensive musical training. All these aspects are offered by the European dimension of learning, which – in the European Higher-Education Area – is covered by the ERASMUS programme.

ESMAR’s objectives for the ERASMUS programme follow the European Commission’s guidelines with regard to Higher Education:

  • To encourage the mobility of students and teachers as an educational addition to the curricula of higher-education degrees for students, and as an addition to continuous, lifelong learning in the case of teachers.
  • To build collaboration networks between different musical higher-education centres in order to mutually enrich each other with joint experiences and efforts.
  • To encourage cooperation with other institutions and European companies whose activity relates to the field of musical higher education.
  • To contribute to the consolidation of the principles and values of the European Union, based on respect for Human Rights, as well as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.



ESMAR’s strategic lines in the search for partners and the development of joint projects with other institutions are as follows:

  • Student and teacher mobility within the European geographic area and for the level-2 (graduate) and level 3 (master’s) educational levels within the European Higher-Education Area.
  • – Development of projects in the fields of:
    • Musical performance of symphony-orchestra instruments, singing and piano.
    • Musical pedagogy.
    • Musical production and management.
    • Performative research.
    • Musicology and musical research.
    • Musical and educational innovation.
    • Management of music schools.
    • Training music teachers.

To participate in ERASMUS projects with ESMAR, get in touch with our institution through the following channels:



The European Union’s communication on the modernisation of European Higher Education establishes an agenda with aims relating to the improvement of teaching quality and learning in European higher-education institutions, and to the new methods of teaching and learning in higher education.

ESMAR contributes to this programme for the modernisation of higher-education institutions in the following aspects:

  1. 1. Increasing levels of academic success: monitoring and analysing enrolment and graduation data in an attempt to reduce drop-out and non-graduation rates as far as possible, while increasing graduation rates. We also implement employability strategies to increase graduates’ labour-market insertion rates.
  2. 2. Improving the quality and relevance of higher education: implementation of internal self-assessment and quality-management mechanisms. We also establish round tables with those responsible for education and the different sectors of the music industry.
  3. 3. Encouraging mobility and cross-border cooperation: promoting the ERASMUS programme and facilitating the participation of students and teachers through our policy of agreements and credit-recognition with other institutions.
  4. 4. Reinforcing the triangle of knowledge between education, research and innovation: encouraging participation across the academic community in research and innovation projects related to degrees, both within the organisation and externally.
  5. 5. Improving governance and funding: seeking sources of external funding and sponsorship to facilitate students’ access to the institution’s educational programmes.