Itinerant joint master's degree in music performing and composition, involving 4 higher education institutions in Europe.
This masters programme is proposed by:
In the days of Erasmus and Thomas More the humanists would move round Europe in order to further their learning. By joining forces the four European partner conservatories have taken the initiative to set up a creative new itinerant master’s programme. Their ambition is to help create networks of young artists in Europe who will foster musical creation through interaction and trans-disciplinarity.
Application for tuition starting in the Fall 2020 open on December 1, 2019.
The applicants send in their applications and supporting documents on the application common platform of CoPeCo in accordance with the local regulations of the institution they have chosen to apply to. Applicants can only apply to one institution. Please go to the “Apply now” online platform, also accessible from the CoPeCo website.
The applicant must state in which category he/she applies:
Should you decide to apply through the Lyon CNSMDL, here is the application procedure to follow:
NB: All the uploaded documents have to be written or completed in ENGLISH. The program will be delivered in English; it is why a proof of a minimum level of English language (B1) is required.
A) An administrative registration online is required by the Lyon CNSMD
Administrative registration is open until January 19, 2020 midnight (GMT+1)
In order to complete the online administrative registration, applicants are requested to fill out a registration form and to upload specific documents, and to proceed with the payment of the entrance exam fee (€88).
B) The following documents have to be uploaded on the CoPeCo common platform
Link to the CoPeCo application platform
The CoPeCo platform is open from December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 midnight (GMT+1)
B.1) supporting documents for application
Accepted file formats: PDF for all material uploaded. Language: ENGLISH.
B.3) Portfolio requirements
Accepted file formats: PDF, mp3, mp4, AVI for all material uploaded.
In any case, please do not forget to include the complete list of uploaded works and recordings in the commitment letter.
All documents, including portfolio and Master’s Degree Project proposal, are evaluated by the jury of the institution you apply to. Applicants whose documents meet the requirements and reflect his/her necessary academic and artistic level are allowed to take the second examination round.
Auditions take place at each of the 4 academic partners of the programme. Applicants wishing to enroll in the CNSMD de Lyon and selected for the second round selection will be invited to a live audition at the CNSMD de Lyon mid-March. Applicants who are unable to come to Lyon can contact the local jury and request a visio-conference audition. This request shall be justified, and the jury is free to accept it or not. Should the audition take place via visio-conference, the applicant will have the ensure a good internet connexion and a good quality sound.
The purpose of this audition is to make sure that the applicant meets the artistic level and to establish a ranking list of all applications. The auditions will take place separately in the four different institutions with a local jury. The local jury will assess the applicants on a 10 point scale in order to establish a local ranking.
The auditions may be recorded and the result from the local auditions and the recordings will finally be evaluated by a joint international jury, consisting of one representative from each academic partner of the programme. The international jury establishes the final ranking list of all applicants.
The audition consists in:
The following criteria will be assessed:
The CoPeCo master’s degree combines a well nigh individual response to a student’s artistic research project with trans-disciplinary teaching.
The selection stage is the time when the cohort of master’s students is created. Each group will consist of young artists destined to follow the same course, who are from diverse musical origins and horizons but whose artistic profiles are compatible (composers, performers or a combination of the two). They will all have experience of contemporary musical composition and will need the ability to use electronic music equipment and the new media to express themselves, whatever their own chosen specialisation.
The priority given to cooperation
Each cohort of students will move on together from one semester to the next and will thus be induced to work together. This, in turn, will improve their ability to collaborate with a view to creating.
Forming a network for career development
The itinerant structure of the master’s gives students the means to form a high-level network both within the group and outside it as the course proceeds and the students meet people through their work, notably due to each conservatoire’s network of contacts with the professional environment of musical creation and diffusion. Students on the CoPeCo master’s course are taught to develop their knowledge, skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the people they will need to frequent in their future professional lives.
Financing and sponsorship partners
The 4 institution consortium is currently seeking new European programmes and private funding to support the mobility of CoPeCo students and to build up a stock of teaching material and instruments that will be made available to the itinerant group.
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.)
• 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 concours.cnsmd-lyon.fr/
• 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
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 @ cnsmd-lyon.fr
+33 (0) 4 72 19 26 91
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