in association with the Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, the CRR de Toulouse, and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
organisation of studies
The course contains 1 350 hours of training distributed over a 3-year period and organised into teaching units (UE). Obtaining the degree requires the acquisition of 180 credits (ECTS) that can be cross-credited throughout Europe.
UE.1 / Musical practice
- instrumental or vocal mastery
- collective practices (orchestra or choir)
- reading repertoire or chamber music
- masterclasses in instrumental or vocal practice
UE.2 / Musical culture
- history of music
- musical training (as required)
UE.3 / Cross-sectorial and professional skills
- methodology: preparation for professional life
- personal art project
- professional placements
- internships in professional environments with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Théâtre du Capitole, the festivals Toulouse les Orgues, Passe ton Bach d’Abord, Siestes Électroniques, Éole, and the competition Toulouse Mélodie Française… These internships relate to the conditions of professional practice both on stage and behind the scenes (audition simulation, rehearsals, concerts, recording, floor management, administration, communication, etc.)
if enrolled in the bachelor’s degree course:
- foreign language (or other optional class)
- computer studies
Guest professors complete the training in the framework of internships and workshops on specific aspects, notably including:
- posture and injury prevention for musicians
- mental preparation of performances
- stage presence and public speaking
- ancient and contemporary music
- analysis of movement
- employment law, copyright law and status of performance musicians
- devising art projects as part of cultural events and festivals (Siestes Électroniques, Passe ton Bach d’Abord, Toulouse les Orgues, Jazz in Marciac, Avant-Mardi, Music’Halle, etc.).
Various teaching methods are provided:
- individual classes,
- collective classes,
- workshops with the fine arts department and dance unit,
- internships and external projects (concerts/public proposals).
the institute’s ensembles
- The Orchestre à Cordes Supérieur de Toulouse (OCST), under the artistic direction of Gilles Colliard. The concert season of this ensemble is developed in close collaboration with the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse. The OCST comprises musicians enrolled in third-cycle or mastery courses at the CRR de Toulouse and DNSPM students at the isdaT. It offers these students the chance to work in conditions similar to what they will experience in their working lives: intensive rehearsals for several sessions and independent sessions without a conductor.
- isdaTus, the isdaT choir, under the direction of Rolandas Muleika, offers its students the chance to explore repertoires for a capella voices, ranging from the Middle Ages through to contemporary works.
- Musika Orchestra Academy is directed by Pierre Bleuse and made up of students from the isdaT and from other higher education schools. This orchestra offers an annual intensive session that stages renowned soloists and a broad symphonic repertoire.
violin: Nathalie Descamps + Raphaël Oleg, Geneviève Laurenceau + Daniel Rossignol, Irina Medvedeva
alto: Michel Michalakakos + Lambert Chen
cello: Antoine Foucher, Sarah Iancu + Roland Pidoux
double bass: Damien-Loup Vergne + Cédric Carlier
saxophone: Philippe Lecocq + Hugo Schmitt
percussions: Émilien Prodhomme + Éric Sammut + Laurence Meisterlin + Thibault Buchaillet
harp: Fabrice Pierre + Gaëlle Thouvenin + Sébastien Horrer
orguan: Stéphane Bois + Michel Bouvard + Jan Willem Jansen
harpsichord: Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen
piano-accompaniment: Éloïse Urbain + Christophe Larrieu
voice: Anne Fondeville, Jacques Schwarz
contemporary amplified music: Denis Badault
flute: Claude Roubichou + Sandrine Tilly
oboe/english cor: Jean-Michel Picard + Gabrielle Zaneboni
clarinet: David Minetti
bassoon: Marion Lefort + Estelle Richard + Anne-Sophie Frémy
trumpet: Hugo Blacher + René-Gilles Rousselot
horn: Jacques Deleplancque + Hervé Lupano
trombone: Daniel Lassalle + David Locqueneux
tuba: Sylvain Picard + Arnaud Boukhitine
orchestra conducting : Sabrie Bekirova.
The “+” sign means that these professors work in tandem.