Transversal Space of Creation

The Transversal Space of Creation carries one of the fundamental missions of the CNSMD Lyon and is structured around five classes, divided into three major areas.


Contemporary composition (instrumental-vocal, mixed, electroacoustic)

Contemporary composition at CNSMD Lyon covers a wide range of artistic practices in which each student can adopt his own path, from instrumental and vocal writing to electroacoustic creation, through all forms of mixed music.

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Film music (composition, image analysis, m.a.o)

The composing class for the image of CNSMD Lyon, a pioneer in the field, was created in 2004 by Patrick Millet. She trains talented young composers for the professions of image, sound or mute cinema, advertising, television programs, animation and the world of multimedia.

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Writing (composition, arrangement, orchestration)

The CNSMD Lyon’s writing and composition course is open to the world and to contemporary music, with no exclusive spirit, allowing students to freely choose their influences and to harmonize them in a personal synthesis.
This training offers an innovative approach to learning music writing, devoting itself directly to instrumental and vocal writing, rather than going through historical styles.

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Additional details

One-year professional residency in string quartet

Get a one-year professional residency in string quartet, classical, contemporary, pop, jazz & world music !

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.



Training Course | strengthen, open and enrich your repertoire
  • Chamber music lessons supervised by the team of teachers from the CNSMD Lyon
  • Artistic accompaniment in current music by cellist Vincent Ségal (world repertoires, polyrhythms, improvisation, arrangement)
  • Cultural mediation, participation in Master Classes
  • Additional courses may be chosen among the CNSMD Lyon offer (subject to availability)
Stage | give your future a boost

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.)

Application | timetable and conditions

• October 14th, 2021

Deadline for submitting applications : send your quartet CV and the copy of the highest diploma of each member of the Quartet on

• October 22nd, 2021

Hearing in Lyon after selection on file
15 minutes free program
it may include a contemporary piece

• November,  2021

Start of residency in Lyon, France


Admission fees (for information purposes only)

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).

Sophie Leleu
sophie.leleu @
+33 (0) 4 72 19 26 91
+33 (0) 6 83 82 57 15