Administrative board

The CNSMD is a state institution which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The conservatory is administered by an administrative board whose chairman is nominated by the ministry.

The director directs the institution with the help of the deputy director, who is a senior administrator, the directors of music and of choreographic studies and the director of research. He is also assisted by the academic and research committees.


The administrative board takes the management decisions of the institution in the following areas:

  • institutional strategy and academic regulations
  • the budget and its modifications
  • the accounts and the affectation of the financial result at the end of each financial year
  • the general framework of the remuneration of the staff under contract
  • projects to purchase or rent premises; projects to sell or lease premises
  • donations and legacies
  • legal actions and transactions
  • financial commitments, modification to the level of commitment, withdrawal from commitments; the creation of affiliates
  • concessions
  • pricing strategy
  • house rules
  • annual report

The administrative board is convened by the chairman at least once every semester. The chairman is nominated for term of office of three years by a decree which is drawn up in accordance with the recommendations of a report submitted by the minister in charge of culture. The nomination can be renewed for a further term or terms.

The chairman/chairwoman and members of the administrative board receive no remuneration for their services.




Full members

Mr Hervé Barbaret, General Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, or his or her representative;
Ms Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery
, General Director of Artistic Creation of the Ministry of Culture, or his or her representative;
Mr Christian-Lucien Martin
, Deputy Director of Employment, Higher Education and Research, Directorate General of Artistic Creation, or his or her representative.

Appointed members

Mr Xavier Delette, Director of the Regional Conservatory (CRR) de Paris;
Mr Rachid Ouramdance, Co-director of the National Choreographic Center of Grenoble;
Ms Aline Sam-Gio, General Director of Auditorium/Lyon National Orchestra;
Ms Emmanuelle Soubeyran, General Director of VetAgro Sup, Lyon;

Elected members

College of Music Teachers

Primary members: Ms Françoise Gnéri, Mr David Sélig
Alternates members: Mr Cédric Carlier, Ms Isabelle Germain

College of Dance Teachers

Primary member: Ms Juliette Beauviche
Alternate member: Ms Corine Duval-Métral

College of Administrative and Technical Staff

Primary members: nnMs Pauline Patoux
Alternate members : Ms Anne-Cécile Nentwig, Ms Isabelle Replumaz

College of Music Students

Primary member : Mr Dimitri Leroy
Alternate member: Ms Gabriella Bannira

College of Dance Students

Primary member : Mr Marco Mary
Alternate member: Ms Louison Valette

Non-voting members

Mr Mathieu Ferey, Director, Lyon CNSMD;
Mr Christian de la Rochebrochard, Financial Controller;
Ms Michèle Douchet, Chief Accountant, Lyon CNSMD.