Government bodies and participationStructurePersonnel

The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya is governed by the following bodies:


The owner of our school is the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya-ESMUC Foundation. The Foundation’s main purpose is the management of the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, as well as the promotion and support of initiatives and activities related to higher education and postgraduate musical studies and associated research.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is the highest management body of Esmuc and that which approves its main lines of work. Depending on the Board of Trustees, the Delegate Commission assumes the powers that it confers on it. It is a body of 7 people and, therefore, with more agility in their decision-making. The General Director of the Foundation attends the meetings and is responsible for executing all agreements reached upon.

General Scope Collegiate Bodies
College Council

The School Council is the collegiate body in which all levels of the ESMUC are represented on equal terms. It has the basic function of proposing lines of action and School operating mechanisms, considering the improvement of the existing ones, and evaluating the performance of the School in each and every one of its scopes of action, as well as debating and proposing solutions to exceptional situations that may arise. It is presided over and convened by the School management, with a minimum frequency of three times a year, and is governed by internal regulations drawn up by the members themselves.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the ordinary governing body of the ESMUC in both the educational and organizational and operational fields. It is composed of the following bodies:

  • General Directorate, which presides over and convenes the committee

  • General sub-directors

  • Coordinations of the Instrumental departments and of the departments of musical creation and thought

  • Academic secretary

  • Head of Research, Quality and Innovation

The School’s Steering Committee is currently composed of:

Núria Sempere Comas. Director.
Esteve León Aguilera. Deputy Director of Administration.
Melissa Mercadal. Deputy Director of Academic Planning.
David Albet Sunyer. Coordinator of the instrumental departments.
Eduard Resina. Coordinator of the departments of musical creation and theory.
Ignasi Gómez Margarit. Academic Secretary.
Joaquim Rabaseda Matas. Head of Research, Quality and Innovation.

Interdepartmental Council

The Interdepartmental Council is the collegiate governing body of the ESMUC in both the pedagogical and academic field. It includes the heads of each department.

  • General Directorate

  • Academic Secretary

  • Academic Planning and Management Subdirection

  • Head of Research, Quality and Innovation

  • Coordinator of the Instrumental Departments

  • Coordinator of the Musical Creation and Theory Departments

  • Heads of departments

The Interdepartmental Council is currently composed of:

Núria Sempere Comas, Director.
Ignasi Gómez Margarit, Academic Secretary.
Melissa Mercadal, Deputy Director of Academic Planning.
Joaquim Rabaseda Matas, Head of Research, Quality and Innovation.
David Albet Sunyer, Coordinator of the Instrumental Departments.
Eduard Resina, Coordinator of the Creation and Musical Thought Departments. Head of the Music Creation and Theory Department.
Àlex Barrachina, Head of the Music Technologies and Management Department.
Ruben Bes, Head of the Art Education and Mediation Department.
Lluís Coll, Head of the Early Music Department.
Marc Heilbron, Head of the Cultural and Musical Studies Department.
Josep Moliner, Head of the Department of Classical and Contemporary Music.
Joan Sanmartí, Head of the Jazz, Flamenco, Modern and Roots Music Department.

Private Collegiate Bodies
Department Council

The Department Council is the highest governing body of each of the ESMUC departaments. All full-time dedication teachers are part of it, as well as a of 30% representation of those with a lower dedication.

The governing bodies, within the scope of their powers, must take into account:

  • The educational needs of the students, as well as the social, economic and cultural characteristics of the School.

  • The promotion of the participation of all members of the educational community, and guarantee of their rights and duties.

  • The impulse of the School’s continuous improvement.

  • The promotion of educational research and innovation, and the permanent training of staff.

General Structure – Approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees on March 29, 2023
Structure of departments