European Music School Union (EMU)


The European Music School Union (EMU) is the European umbrella organisation of national music school associations in Europe. It is a non-governmental and a non-profit organisation and represents a supranational platform comprised of member associations from various countries. At present, national music school associations from 26 European countries are members of the EMU.

The aims and tasks of the EMU are:

  • to promote music education and music practice
  • to cooperate by exchanging information on all questions concerning music schools
  • to promote exchanges of student delegations, teachers, pupils, orchestras, choirs, other music groups
  • to raise the interest of the competent authorities and the public on questions of music education in general and to encourage amateur music and music studies
  • to help create and develop nationwide federations of music schools
  • to maintain regular contact with interested international institutions such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the European Music Council (EMC) and others

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European Music School Union
PO Box 365
3500 AJ Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)30 230 374 0
Fax: +31 (0)30 230 374 9