European Platform for Artistic Research in Music
EPARM is part of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC). The AEC aims to be the leading voice for European higher music education and a powerful advocate for all that is best in it throughout the world. It sees the discipline of higher music education as combining a quest for excellence in three areas: artistic practice (the doing and making of music); learning and teaching (the transmission of knowledge and understanding of music) and research and innovation (the exploration of new musical knowledge and understanding and of new ways of applying it). It seeks to foster all of these elements and to encourage the diversity and dynamism with which they are pursued in different institutions, countries and regions.