Since its foundation in 1837, and thanks to the presence of highly renowned teachers abroad (such as Pau Casals, Engelbert Humperdinck, Higini Anglès, among many others), the Liceu Conservatory has expressed a clear International vocation. The Liceu Conservatory is constantly in contact with the main trends of European and world music, and it is a pole of attraction for students, teachers, and musicians in general around the world who see it as a reference center.
During the last fifteen years, the modernization of the Liceu Conservatory has been one of the priorities of the institution. In this sense, one of the priorities of our programs is the international dimension of our studies. Accordingly, our international collaboration projects have involved universities and other institutions in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia.
In Europe, we work in the Erasmus program, and we are part of the European Association of Conservatories, AEC; an organization with whom we actively collaborate. Representatives from our Center participated in the AEC working group that studied the impact of the Bologna Process on Music Higher Education in Europe.
In addition to the Erasmus Agreements, we currently have 78 international partners working in students’ mobility, teachers, and academic activities in the music field in different regions. Asia (Japan, China, South Korea), Australia and Latin America, where we have a close relationship with several conservatories and cultural organizations from different countries (Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Brazil) with whom we have been working in several projects in the last years.
Regarding the United States, we emphasize that the Aula for Jazz and Modern Music at the Liceu Conservatory was a founding member of the Berklee College of Music Global Partner, widely regarded as one of the most important ones in the world. We also have a collaboration with the University of North Texas resulting in frequent exchanges of students and visiting teachers.