Current amplified music courses

Curriculum offered in partnership with contemporary music scenes of the Occitanie region, Music’Halle — l’École des musiques vivaces and the Université Toulouse — Jean Jaurès.

The current amplified music curriculum is getting a new look: personal artistic projects and openness to other disciplines within the institute, instrumental technique, interpretation, composition, improvisation are among the curriculum’s highlights. The field of current music is extremely vast, which is why there is no stylistic limit in the training offered by isdaT.

5 training areas

  • instrumental technique
  • interpretation
  • versatility: decryption, arrangement, composition, improvisation, studio, written and oral expression
  • the uniqueness of each, at an individual level and within a group
  • consistency of the subject.

These essential elements require regular and in-depth work to achieve both autonomy and better self-expression.

Organisation of studies

The course includes 1350 hours of training spread over 3 years and organised in teaching departments (UE). Obtaining a diploma is subject to the acquisition of 180 credits (ECTS), which can be acknowledged and transferred anywhere in Europe.

Teaching departments.1 / Musical practice

  • Perfecting playing skills
  • Workshops on an eclectic and contrasting repertoire
  • Improvisation/interaction workshop
  • Complementary instrument course
  • Vocal technique and posture
  • Choir

Teaching departments.2 / Musical culture

  • Composition/arrangement
  • Analysis of current music
  • History (current music, jazz, ethnomusicology or from different periods of classical music)
  • Music and acoustics technology

Teaching departments.3 / Cross-disciplinary and professionalising skills

  • Methodology course “preparation for professional life”
  • MAO (production of a sound document)
  • Internships and meetings with practitioners (artists, presenters, etc.)
  • Residence and creation of an autonomous artistic project.

Teaching resources

Whatever the chosen course, different teaching times are offered:

  • individual lessons,
  • group lessons,
  • masterclasses,
  • workshops and studios shared with the dance, art, design and graphic design departments,
  • internships and extracurricular projects (concerts/public offerings).


Guest trainers complete the training through internships, trans-disciplinary workshops (music, dance and visual arts) and workshops on specific aspects, including:

  • posture and injury prevention in musicians
  • mental preparation for performers
  • stage presence and public speaking
  • ancient and contemporary music
  • analysis of movement
  • labour law, copyright and statutes of performing musicians
  • designing artistic projects within the framework of cultural events and festivals (Les Siestes Électroniques, Jazz in Marciac, Octopus network of current music, Music’Halle…).

Partners for 2022-2023

  • Université Toulouse — Jean Jaurès
  • CIAM — Centre d’initiatives artistiques du Mirail
  • Music’halle and le studio de l’imprimerie
  • Le Metronum
  • Cinémathèque de Toulouse
  • Campus FM Toulouse
  • Occijazz
  • INTER_ensemble


The teaching team is made up of artists and professors from isdaT, Music’Halle and Université Toulouse — Jean Jaurès.

Coordinating professor: David Haudrechy.

Instrument teacher and follow-up of the artistic project in the third year: depending on the discipline and musical aesthetic, a nationally renowned musician accompanies each student in the final year of the DNSPM to enable him·her to build his·her professional project. This year and in previous years, our students have been able to benefit from the lessons and advice of: Emmanuel Codjia, Julien Desprez, Clément Janinet, Renaud Louis-Marin, Yoann Serra, Pascal Vigné…

Guest artists of the year: each year, work is done on the repertoire of a musician. The objectives are to appropriate a repertoire, to create an arrangement, to benefit from a day of workshop and a concert shared with the guest artist. For the current year and the two previous years, the guest artists were Thomas de Pourquery, Vincent Peirani and Erik Truffaz.

Concert de fin d'année, isdaT, 2015
Moondog — Regards croisés par les étudiants musiciens et danseurs © Franck Alix, décembre 2018
The Way We Fall, création musique et danse en partenariat avec le Ring, scène périphérique de Toulouse. Avec les chorégraphes Nina Vallon et Brandon Malboneige, et le duo Sables Noirs. Photographie © Franck Alix, février 2023
Concert de fin d'année, isdaT, 2015
Concert de fin d'année, isdaT, 2015
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