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Diplôme national supérieur professionnel de musicien (DNSPM) (= Bachelor of Music). Studies include performance (classical, jazz, early music, contemporary), choral conducting, accompanying, composition, electro-acoustic composition. Diplôme d’État de professeur de musique (DE). Gives the Licence to teach music in schools. May be taken concurrently with years 2 and 3 of the Bachelor Licence Musicologie or Musique (= Bachelor of Arts). Three years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz), music history, ethnomusicology, aesthetics. Offered in partnership with the Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV.
Master of Music. In performance, early music, musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, orchestral conducting. Master of Music (European Jazz Master - EUJAM). A joint Master's degree offered by the conservatories of Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Trondheim. In jazz performance, composition, leadership, communication and management skills. Diploma in Pedagogy and Certificate d'Aptitude (CA, for teaching in conservatoires or direction of conservatoires). Applies to the teaching of any instrument. Doctor of Music.
Diploma and other programs
Diplôme d'Artiste. A post-Master program for advanced performers in classical or contemporary styles. Diplôme de Composition de Musique à l'Image. A post-Master qualification for composers of music for film. Studies in sound engineering, musical acoustics.
The Conservatoire was founded in 1795 and is currently located in the Cîté de la Musique at La Villette. It offers programs in music, dance, sound engineering and pedagogy. In the music area there are seven departments: classical and contemporary performance, voice, early music, composition and orchestral conducting, musicology and analysis, jazz and improvised music, and pedagogy. Age limits are applied in some departments. Most Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees are taken in partnership with the Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV or other superior level institutions. The Conservatoire building has three concert halls (a purpose-built organ hall, an opera hall and the Maurice Fleuret Interdisciplinary Hall suitable for experimental performances), large studios for percussion and electroacoustics, three amphitheaters for large classes, seven orchestral studios, five large dance studios, 56 classrooms and 82 rehearsal studios. It is the home to Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble Intercontemporain. The Music Museum houses one of the largest instrument collections in the world, with facilities to both see and hear the sound of each instrument. Every day a live musician gives demonstrations on unusual instruments. As well as a well-equipped library there is the Hector-Berlioz Multimedia Library with over 100,000 French and foreign documents, books, periodicals, sheet music, recordings and videos. There is also a Center of Documentation and Archives and a Documentation Center on Contemporary Music. Created in 1997, the Center for Research and Publication collaborates with the National Institute for Scientific Research to revise, edit and print research by students and professors. Currently it is engaged in publishing the complete critical writings of Hector Berlioz in a series of ten volumes. The Conservatoire has established an external relations department and has developed cultural relationships with many European and overseas conservatoires. Through the European Union’s Socrates program students have the possibility of studying from three months to one school year in a partner institution in Europe. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.