Pour une meilleure expérience,
veuillez tourner votre appareil en mode portrait.

Follow us

contemporary amplified music course

in association with the SMAC (contemporary music scenes) of the Occitania region, Music’Halle – l’École des Musiques Vivaces and the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès

organisation of studies

The contemporary amplified music course has been updated and now includes instrumental technique, interpretation, composition, and improvisation. The field of contemporary music is extremely vast, which is why there are no stylistic limits on the course provided by the isdaT.

5 Training Areas

  • Instrumental Technique
  • Performance
  • Polyvalence: deciphering, arrangement, composition, improvisation, studio, written and oral expression
  • Individual singularity, alone and within a group
  • Coherency.

These essential areas require regular and thorough training to reach the point of autonomy and improved self-expression.

organisation of studies

UE.1 / Musical practice (380h)

  • instrumental mastery
  • workshop based on repertoire
  • improvisation/interaction workshop
  • additional instrument class
  • vocal and postural technique
  • choir

UE.2 / Musical culture (350h)

  • composition/arranging
  • analysis of contemporary music
  • history (contemporary music, jazz, ethnomusicology or from different eras of classical music)

UE.3 / Cross-sectorial and professional skills (650h)

  • methodology classes “preparation for professional life”
  • computer-aided music (production of a sound document)
  • internships and meeting with practitioners (artists, broadcasters, etc.)
  • residency and creation of an autonomous art project.


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, Octopus network of contemporary music, Music’Halle, etc.).

teaching facilities

Whatever course is chosen, various teaching methods are provided:

  • individual classes,
  • collective classes,
  • masterclasses,
  • workshops with the dance unit and the fine arts department,
  • internships and external projects (concerts/public proposals).


The teaching staff comprises the isdaT team in close collaboration with Music’Halle and Toulouse Jean Jaurès University.
Coordinating professor: David Haudrechy.