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Professional Music and Song Techniques (Performance)

Code 551.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorArts (04)
CUISEP code221-000.CP
Number of credits90
StatusVersion approved in 2001.
Program modified in 2005 .
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques professionnelles de musique et chanson (Interprétation)

Program objectives

The professional music and song techniques program aims to train musicians and vocalists capable of developing in various 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.

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. Occasionally they fulfill a particular function, such as providing music for a special event or participating in a television program, with or without a fixed repertoire. On other occasions, they have to produce their own show and take care of the programming. Conducting an ensemble could also be part of working in popular music as well as producing audio material. BR>

Length of training

Option Specific (hours) Total (hours)
Specialization B - Performance 1350 2010

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

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

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

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

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
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 B - Performance
Number or code Statement of the competency
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 contact hours allotted: 1350