The European Association of Music Conservatories (AEC), founded in 1953, is a dynamic educational and cultural European web with more than 280 institutes members in 57 countries. All members are institutions for professional education in music.

Goal of the AEC is to support professional music education in Europe through the organization of European projects, congresses, seminars, interchanges, research, and also to represent the interests of its members at national, European and International level.

Every year AEC organizes in a different European country a meeting among coordinators of all European conservatories, for International relationships. Also AEC organizes an annual congress both to exchange information and to discuss relevant problems in the field of professional musical training .