The HEM, Haute école de musique de Genève and its site in Neuchâtel, have existed since 2009. Formed from the professional classes of two Geneva institutions, the Conservatoire de musique and the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, the HEM covers a historical and stylistic field ranging from medieval music to contemporary creation, not forgetting music from outside Europe. It attracts over 600 students from all five continents to its two sites. The students are supervised by a hundred or so highly qualified professors and guest lecturers who are active in artistic and academic life. Firmly established in the cultural life of the city, the HEM is an internationally renowned artistic and educational community.
The areas of collaboration between the OSR and the HEM are numerous and have existed for many years: musicians from the OSR teach at the HEM, student internships are offered for symphonic productions and opera, the institutions offer a Diploma of Advanced Studies in orchestral practice, orchestral academies, visiting composers, conductors and soloists are invited to the HEM, and the HEM Chamber Choir participates in OSR subscription concerts, among others.
The Cité de la Musique project, in which both institutions are partners, will further strengthen their collaboration. The project will further strengthen their collaboration. It will provide them with the opportunity to develop innovative programmes for the benefit of the Geneva population: joint educational workshops for young and old, conferences, exhibitions and educational outreach.