The CNSMD of Lyon and other instutions support students by offering them scholarships and grants that can help them to carry out individual artistic, educational or research projects, throughout their studies or after their graduation.
There are several kinds of financial help students can receive:
These grants are intended for students finishing their studies, therefore students enrolled in a Master’s. The demand is allowed from the last year of « licence » (third year). Grants fund projects from September to August.
What type of projects do the MMSG grants fund?
How to apply?
Application files are available in the International Relations Office, directed by Isabelle Replumaz.
Once a year, the applications are presented to the grant committee, which then chose the projects it is inclined to support.
How much will I receive?
The amount of the grant is not fixed but decided depending on the project.
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These individual grants are intended to allow performing artists of the classical and lyric world to follow courses or to gain the means needed for their improvement, their professional integration, the acquisition of new knowledge or the development of their career.
What type of projects do the ADAMI grants fund?
The demands are mainly about the acquisition or the rental of instruments, the participation in special courses and master-classes in France and abroad, the preparation for international competitions, auditions or recruitments.
The grants are intended for Master’s graduate students (in the instrumental, lyric and choral conducting fields) or the previous two years.
How to apply?
The beneficiaries receive an email from the CNSMD of Lyon with a form they have to fill. Deadlines are usually around May.
The Fulbright scholarships concern the exchange in the USA.
The OFQJ scholarships help funding exchange studies in Montreal.
The grants of the Banque Populaire Group come from an individual sponsorship intended for young musicians (soloists, writers and ensembles) beginning their career. Instrumentalists must be under or 26 years olf and writers under or 40.
The ADAMI talents (including the classical revelations) designs and sets up events allowing performing artists to star their career in the best conditions. Applicants must be under 30 years old.
The grants of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Foundation help the funding of studies in France, whatever the student’s nationality might be.
The Déclic grants of the Fondation de France allow young people from 18 to 30 year old, to fulfil their vocation. The amount is 7600 euros.
The vocation grants of the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation are intended for young European people from 18 to 30 years old living in France to help them fulfil their vocation.
The R. Berthier grants can be delivered to a violinist, violist or cellist wishing to participate in an international competition or to assist to a master-class. Only one grant is given by year. The grant amounts to 2500 euros.
These grants vary from one year to another: the instruments and the countries targeted change. Applicants must be under or 25 years old and have to fill a form on the website of Yamaha and send a recording of two titles on CD or DVD.
These grants are intended for young female artists. They amount to 5000 euros.
There other sources of funding available, depending on the projects:
The National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon offers a professional training residency in string quartet allowing to deepen its practice and to perform for a year, in collaboration with the Opéra de Lyon and cellist Vincent Ségal for the 2021-2022 season.
The selected quartet will be associated with several concerts produced by the CNSMD de Lyon and the Opéra de Lyon, as a quartet or with Opera Underground guest artists of the season.
Along with various professional partnerships (Belle Saison, Pro Quartet, etc.)
• September 2021
Start of residency in Lyon, France
• January 8, 2020
Hearing in Lyon after selection on file
• December 4, 2020
Deadline for submitting applications : send your quartet CV and the copy of the highest diploma of each member of the Quartet on concours.cnsmd-lyon.fr/
general fee to be paid by the Quatuor : 178 €
individual schooling fees to be paid by each Quatuor’s member : 529 € + 91 €
Certain concerts may be subject to pay. This training is qualifying but not leading to qualification. It could be if the quartet or one of its members wishes to enroll in a longer course within the CNSMD (after a competitive entrance examination).