HOME  /  ANMA  /  About ANMA  /  Statutes


Approved by the General Assembly 20. April 2016

1. The Association of Nordic Music Academies, ANMA, is a cooperative organization of higher music education in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Its aim is to:
* stimulate and support collaboration between member institutions deal with questions of mutual interest with regard to the education of professionals in the field of music
* stimulate activities for developing artistic work and research

2. Nordic and Baltic institutions for higher music education and institutions of corresponding status and profile are eligible for ordinary membership. Ordinary members are approved by the General Assembly of the Association on written application.

2.1. The Association is composed of one representative from each member institution.
2.2. Each member institution appoints to the Association one representative responsible for the direction of the institution's higher education operations.
2.3. Members wishing to be accompanied by an expert from their own institution to handle any special items on the agenda must apply to the Executive Committee for this.
2.4. The Association can invite outside experts to deal with special issues.
2.5. The Association can grant observer status to professional music education institutions, which do not represent higher education. Observer status is granted by the General Assembly of the Council on written application.
2.6. Higher Music Education institutions and organizations outside the Nordic and Baltic area and institutions of corresponding status and profile are eligible for associate membership. Associate membership is granted by the General Assembly of the association on written application and subsequent recommendation from the EXCOM.

3. The General Assembly of the Association is to be held before 1 November each year.

3.1. The meeting is chaired by a member of the Executive Committee unless otherwise decided by the General Assembly. The Secretary General cannot chair the meeting.
3.2. Association resolutions are, with the exception of amendments to the regulations (c.f 7), decided by a simple majority.
3.3. Each member has one vote. Only representatives attending the meeting can vote.
3.4. A written ballot must be held if so requested by a member. Institutions with observer status and associate membership have the right to attend and to speak at the General Assembly, but not to vote.

4. The Association elects a Secretary General who is closely connected with a member institution of the Association. The Secretary General is elected for a period of three years and may be re-elected once.

4.1. The Secretary General takes the minutes at all the meetings. The minutes are sent to all the member institutions.
4.2. The Secretary General prepares an annual financial statement on the resources administrated by him/her.
4.3. The Secretary General is, together with the Executive Committee, responsible to the Association for ensuring that the resources are spent in accordance with the purposes for which they were granted.

5. The Association appoints an Executive Committee consisting of the Secretary General and one representative from each of the member countries. The representatives of each country themselves elect their members of the Executive Committee.

5.1. The members of the Executive Committee, who are closely connected with the member institutions of the Association, are elected for a period of two years and may be re-elected once, or for special reasons accepted by the Association, twice.
5.2. The Executive Committee is responsible for executing the tasks assigned to it by the Association, and for the preparation of matters for the Association's meetings.
5.3. The Executive Committee constitutes itself. The Secretary General can, having mutual agreement with the members of the Committee, call upon one or more members of the Executive Committee to prepare certain matters.

6. Travelling and living expenses incurred in connection with the Association meetings are met by the member representatives' institutions. Other expenses will be covered from members' participation fee.

6.1. A membership fee is paid by each member institution to cover the costs incurred by the General Secretariat, The Executive Committee and other costs related to ANMA's activities.
6.2. The amount of the membership fee is decided on a yearly basis by the General Assembly.
6.3. The fee for observers and associate membership is also decided on a yearly basis by the General Assembly.

7. Proposals for amendments to the regulations must be made available to members at least twenty (20) days before the General Assembly. An amendment to the regulations will be made if at least 2/3 of the members attending the meeting vote in its favour.

8. The statutes come into force on 1. May 2016


Download ANMA Statutes (pdf)