Professional Music and Song Techniques

Code 551.A0
SanctionDEC
SecteurArts (04)
Code CUISEP221-000.CP
Nombre d'unités90
StatutVersion approved in 2001.
Program modified in 2005.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Note(s)
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
Techniques professionnelles de musique et chanson

Objectifs du programme

The Professional Music and Song Techniques program aims to train musicians and singers in order to evolve in different styles of popular music. These styles mainly include 20th century music and song produced as entertainment for a mass market: rock, jazz, blues, pop, industry, ethnic, folk, world Beat, etc.

Specialisation A: Composition and Arrangement

This specialization stream allows the students to acquire skills in arranging as well as composing music and songs. Aside from instrumental music and song, people who arrange and compose may be called upon to compose musicals as well as participate in cinema, publicity and multimedia.

Specialization B: Performance

This specialization stream aims to train instrumentalists and popular music singers. As performers, instrumentalists and singers may work as soloists, members of an ensemble or accompanists. They must have a high level of skills in performance and sometimes in improvisation and theatrical expression. Generally musicians work on stage or in a recording studio.

Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance

This specialization aims to train those in theatre performance to be able to perform a play, to sing and to dance.

In addition, to be admitted to the program, students must meet the general conditions for admission set out in section 2 of the College Education Regulations, such as, for Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance; successfully completing an audition.

Durée de la formation

Option Spécifique (heures) Totale (heures)
A Composition and Arrangement 1 350 2 010
B Performance 1 350 2 010
C Music Theatre Performance 1 350 2 010

La durée totale inclut des cours de formation générale commune à tous les programmes pour 420 heures, des cours de formation générale propre à ce programme pour 150 heures ainsi que des cours de formation générale complémentaire pour 90 heures.


Les durées correspondent à la formation théorique et au travail de laboratoire des cours; elles excluent donc les heures de travail personnel de l'étudiante ou de l'étudiant.

Conditions d'admission

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Conductors, composers and arrangers (5132)
Musicians and singers (5133)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

arrangeur/arrangeuse
auteur-compositeur/auteure-compositrice
chanteur/chanteuse
musicien/musicienne
professeur/professeure de musique – musiciens

Relation avec le marché du travail

Insertion au marché du travail   (Information provenant du MEES)

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
01FA To use elements of musical language
01FB To transcribe musical materials
01FE To perform musical works
01FF To appreciate characteristics of musical works
01FG To develop instrumental versatility
01FH To develop artistic sensibility
01FJ To adapt to new technologies in music
01FL To manage a career
Specialization A: Composition and Arrangement
Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
01FC To master the popular music idiom
01FD To transcribe a piece of popular music
01FK To establish professional communications
01FM To arrange a piece of popular music
01FN To compose a piece of popular music
01FP To record popular music
01FQ To compose a song
Number of hours allotted to specific training: 1 350
Specialization B: Specialization B: Performance
Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
01FC. To master the popular music idiom
01FD. To transcribe a piece of popular music
01FK. To establish professional communications
01FR To perfect instrumental or vocal technique
01FS To function as a professional popular music soloist
01FT To function as a professional performer in a small popular music ensemble
01FU To function as a popular music studio musician
01FV To function as a popular music accompanist
01FW To produce a popular music show
01FX To improvise in a popular music context
01FY To make expressive use of stage technics
One of the following competencies to be chosen by the student: 01FX or 01FY.
Number of hours allotted to specific training: 1 350
Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance
Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
01FR. To perfect instrumental or vocal technique
048Q To master spoken-voice techniques
048R To master the fundamental elements of acting
048S To use dance techniques
048T To establish professional relationships
048U To assimilate a music theatre role
048V To make a studio recording of a music theatre number
048W To prepare for a performance of a music theatre show
048X To perform a role in a music theatre show
048Y To build up a repertoire for music theatre auditions
Number of hours allotted to specific training: 1 350