Jeremy Cox

After a wide and varied career in higher music education, Jeremy Cox is now devoting himself to research and writing. Jeremy is the former Chief Executive of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC). He became the AEC’s Chief Executive in January 2011. Prior to that, he had more than ten years’ experience as Dean of the Royal College of Music in London, with overall responsibility for learning, teaching and research in that institution. Jeremy read Music at Oxford University and completed his Doctorate there in 1986. His specialist field is the songs of Francis Poulenc and he has a book in preparation on this subject. While at Oxford, he sang in the Chapel Choir of New College and subsequently performed with a number of specialist chamber choirs, including the ‘Clerkes of Oxenford’. Alongside his work in a range of Music departments and institutions across the UK, including three years in Scotland, he pursued an active career as a singer and conductor and occasionally turned his hand to composition, mainly for voice and chamber ensembles. Jeremy has been closely involved in European developments in higher music education since the start of the Bologna Process and was the chief architect of the AEC’s ‘Polifonia’ Learning Outcomes that are now widely used as reference points across the European higher music education sector. He has written AEC guides on Curriculum Design & Development and on Admissions & Assessment, and has worked as an expert advisor for the AEC and for the Tuning Process in Europe and Australia.