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 A : Composition and arrangement
This specialization stream allows the students to acquire skills in arranging as well as composing music and songs. Arrangement is distinguished from composition because the starting point for the activity is an already existing work. The arranger modifies or elaborates on a work to improve it or adapt it to a particular context.
Length of training
|Specialization A - Composition and arrangement
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.
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)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||To use elements of musical language
||To transcribe musical materials
||To perform musical works
||To appreciate characteristics of musical works
||To develop instrumental versatility
||To develop artistic sensibility
||To adapt to new technologies in music
||To manage a career
Specialization A - Composition and Arrangement
Number or code
Statement of the competency
||To master the popular music idiom
||To transcribe a piece of popular music
||To establish professional communications
||To arrange a piece of popular music
||To compose a piece of popular music
||To record popular music
||To compose a song
Number of contact hours allotted: 1 350