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Professional development

During studies

During their studies at the CNSMD of Lyon, students enjoy an additional educational source delivered by professionals from the cultural world, in order to inform them about the main steps of their future career.

All students must follow a compulsory informative unit dedicated to the practical facets of an artist’s life.


The APM (Practical Facets of the Profession) unit of the CNSMD of Lyon takes place as a series of conferences that are open to all students of the first and second cycles.

The program is spread on both semesters and is developped with professionals from the cultural world, cultural elected representatives, societies for the administration of performers’ rights, etc.

The APM’s purpose is to put students in contact with the different players of the professional world they will have to work with at the end of their studies, in order to help the exchanges and to encourage them to build their network as soon as possible.


You can see some examples of topics addressed in the APM here (in French).


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