The Erasmus+ Program and the CSMC (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias)
The Higher Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands is a young academic establishment founded in 2002 as a single entity with two territorial headquarters located in Gran Canaria and Tenerife to give a high-quality response to the demand for higher musical education on our island chain. Despite its youth, it is the heir to a rich musical tradition left behind by the former Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Conservatories of Music.
Since joining the Erasmus program in 2009, the level of mobility in both directions (teachers and students alike) has continued to increase. It currently holds an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for 2014-2020. The positive, highly beneficial, transformative effects of this program have been demonstrated from the very outset; I believe it would now be impossible to imagine the establishment without such an effective tool. These effects are even more important in our case, given our location far removed from the mainland on an island chain belonging to the European Union’s outermost regions. In fact, the non-stop input of musical, academic and cultural information in general – thanks, among other things, to this important mobility – has helped to constantly renew the academic establishment itself, thereby eliminating any sense of isolation.
In my opinion, this program – which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary – is undoubtedly one of the biggest contributors to culture and to converting Europe into an open, democratic and free space fully aspiring to educate future professionals, and believing and investing in an increasingly fairer humanity.
CSMC currently has cooperation agreements with more than 50 conservatories and universities throughout all of Europe.
For all of these reasons, we give our thanks to Erasmus+. This home is yours.
Miguel Ángel Linares Pineda
The Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, with two locations (Gran Canaria and Tenerife), is an institution recognised by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, and has been actively involved in the Erasmus exchange programmes since 2009. The Conservatorio was awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the years 2014-2020.
The Conservatorio is deeply committed to international relations as a strategy for cultural exchange and global outreach, fostering the mobility of students and of teaching and non-teaching staff. Presently it cooperates with more than 50 European higher education centres.
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias
Erasmus code: E LAS-PAL18
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