After a first year common to all DNSPM students, 4 options are available starting in the 2nd year.
This option aims to develop the autonomy and singularity of young instrumentalists or singers in order to guide them in the development of a professional art project, also enabling them to proceed with master’s level studies.
Throughout the course, there are many possibilities for performance in recognised venues or outside of the usual circuits. These professional artistic placements take various forms: solo, chamber music, orchestra, opera production, amplified-music concerts, festivals, studio recordings, multidisciplinary shows and performances.
The students are also invited to participate in shows in which dancers, musicians and artists collaborate.
Modules and workshops enable them to master the tools necessary for presenting their art: communication and mediation techniques, cultural management, recording techniques, etc.
The teaching option offers students with a strong interest in teaching and with a high level of proficiency as instrumentalists the possibility of taking a combined course: DE in music teaching + DNSPM.
Entry into DE training takes place at the end of the first DNSPM year with an oral examination where the jury focuses on the motivation of the student, his ability to engage in reflection and his openness to different teaching practices.
Several elements of the “artist-performer” option are also found in this course, but the professional internships are generally undertaken within the framework of an educational institution.
In addition, the personal art project takes pedagogical dimensions into account, in order to fall within the objectives of the DE degree.
The student can thus obtain both DE and DNSPM degrees in 4 years.
This option responds to a need from the professional scene: training musicians capable of meeting the demands of professional orchestras, after graduating with a DNSPM. It allows them to proceed with master’s level studies.
A partnership agreement with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT) has allowed the “Preparation for Orchestral Careers” option to be established. To this end, a number of soloists have joined the teaching staff of the isdaT.
In addition to the core classes provided in the DNSPM course and repertoire-oriented instrumental development, special attention is paid to learning orchestral repertoire and preparing for examinations:
violin, alto, cello, double bass, percussions, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba.
The new “Orchestra Conducting” programme, under the patronage of Tugan Sokhiev, broadens isdaT’s course options in the performing arts, offering the discipline of conducting instrumental ensembles, in partnership with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT).
The teaching of the main discipline was entrusted to Maestra Sabrie Bekirova, graduate of the conducting masterclass of the Russian school. The objectives set by mutual agreement between Tugan Sokhiev and the isdaT aim to train conductors of international calibre, capable of conducting a wide range of both classical and contemporary repertoires.
Direction of Instrumental ensembles.