in association with the Université de Toulouse — Jean Jaurès, the CRR de Toulouse, Toulouse Guitare, Piaon aux Jacobins 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
internships in professional environments with, depending on the options, 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 optionnal class)
computer studies (C2i exam).
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:
workshops with the 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.
isdaTus for the closing show of isdaT opening days, march 2018