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description of the course

For the 2020 academic year, the isdaT does not organise recruitment for DE music in initial training, continuing training, post-DNSPM or DE/DUMI. DE music registrations will be reopened for the 2021 school year.

The course comprises 1350 training hours which will be distributed over 3 years and organised into teaching units. Obtaining a degree requires the acquisition of 180 credits (ECTS), which can be accumulated and transferred anywhere in Europe.

Solid theoretical and practical pedagogical training underpins the course. Other music practice modules and cross-sectorial skills complete the curriculum.


UE.1 / Musical practice

  • instrumental or vocal mastery
  • collective practices (choir, orchestra)
  • interpretation of the repertoire / chamber music
  • improvisation

UE.2 / Musical culture

  • analysis
  • writing / arrangement
  • history of music
  • musical training (if necessary)

UE.3 / Teaching

  • practical pedagogical internships (tutoring)
  • fundamental/didactic pedagogy
  • memoire
  • introduction to directing
  • group pedagogy / awareness of disabilities

UE.4 / Cross-sectorial and professional skills

  • art project with a pedagogical purpose
  • professional environment
  • professional experiences (concerts, auditions, etc.)
  • workshops/internships

If enrolled in the bachelor’s degree course:

  • foreign language (or other optionnal class)
  • computer studies (C2i exam)

additional classes


Guest professors complete the training within the framework of internships and workshops on specific aspects, notably including:

  • the prevention of wounds among musicians
  • the psychology of teaching
  • mental preparation of performances
  • stage presence and public speaking
  • world, ancient and contemporary music
  • analysis of movement
  • sound painting

introduction to pedagogical research

This course also includes an introduction to research through participation in the international instrumental teaching days, where French and international researchers, students and practitioners meet. These meetings, held annually in association with other institutions of higher learning, aim to develop collaborative research projects between French-speaking practitioners and researchers on two continents.

In addition, through the writing of a professional memoire, the students are introduced to research and to objective analysis in relation to the notions dealt with in class (bibliographic research, development of a problematic, a research methodology and hypothesis, argumentation of issues, etc.)

pedagogical practice workshops

As a complement to the pedagogical internships as tutors (2 x 40 hours) that will take place at the CRR de Toulouse and in various specialised regional institutions (CRR, CRD, CRI), pedagogical practical workshops are held 3 to 4 times per semester with students from the Conservatoire de Toulouse.

These workshops enable “trial runs” in different contexts to be observed and discussed. They constitute a laboratory enabling the theoretical knowledge acquired in core teaching classes to be transferred into the field.