Study abroad in French music

1) Why study abroad in France?

France has been one of the centers of music education in Europe since the time of Baroque music, when the Royal Academy of Music was founded by Louis XIV in 1669. In 14, the Conservatory (currently) for the purpose of fostering performers of the Opera Orchestra.Violine / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) / Paris, France) Has been systematized for more than 200 years in music education and the transmission of performance techniques.CurrentlyVioline / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) / Paris, FranceandLyon National High Conservatory of Music (CNSM)With the Opera Ballet School at the top, there are local conservatory (CRR) where you can study music and ballet in various places, and you can receive a fulfilling education based on a unified course in any city.The word conservatoire is often misunderstood because it is translated as a conservatory, but each conservatory has majors in classical ballet and contemporary dance, and is systematically taught including mimes and folk dance necessary for expression. I am.

Even less, but in musicEcole Normale Conservatory,Schola Cantorum ConservatoryIn ballet, there are also attractive private schools such as Stan Roba and Gube Ballet Center.In addition, public educational institutions have low tuition fees due to the support of the government (as of 2022 at the National Academy of Music, annual tuition fees are about 7 yen, etc.), and private schools are also kept relatively low.

The charm of studying abroad in French music is not limited to the Conservatory.There are many wonderful halls in Paris, including the traditional Palais Garnier and the Philharmonic with the latest audio equipment, and performers from all over the world come to Paris.Thanks to the support of the government, students can go to the Paris Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic's regular performances, and the recitals of popular soloists such as opera, ballet, and Argerich at a very reasonable price.If you choose a local conservatory, you will be able to enjoy the unique culture of the area, festivals in nature, and fascination not found in Paris.Of course, each local city has its own hall, orchestra, opera and ballet company.It's very nice to be able to go to a concert cheaply and comfortably.In addition to the concert I was looking for, I was also very impressed by the new percussion instrument Concerto that I happened to go to, saying, "It's a student fee."

And when you come to France, you should definitely visit the many museums, visit the castle played by Mozart, walk the marche where seasonal vegetables are lined up, interact with the talkative and curious French students at the cafe, and the five senses. Please receive a lot of stimulation.The French sensei believes that this rich experience broadens the range of expressiveness.France is located in the center of Europe, so it is recommended that you actively participate in summer classes in European countries that you were interested in while studying abroad!

Information on studying abroad at the National Academy of Music in Paris

Information on studying abroad at the National High Conservatory of Music (CNSM) in Lyon

Music study abroad information of Ecole Normal Conservatory

Information on studying abroad at Schola Cantorum Conservatory

2) Which school do you study abroad for music?
~ Mechanism of French Music University / Conservatory ~

It is systematized nationwide, and you can enter the introductory level of the Conservatoire from 5 to 6 years old without any selection. (Paris parents line up early in the morning for that!) In large administrative districts such as Paris and Bordeaux, the education of such beginners is in charge of the ward conservatory, and in other regions the local conservatory and prefectural. It is a conservatory.Starting from the beginner's level, there is a promotion test every year, and it is from the specialty course with the entrance examination that it reaches the full-scale level.From this area, I am also involved with general Japanese students.

There are two main patterns that people who are thinking of studying abroad in Japan are interested in.

1 Those who are enrolled in or graduated from music college, music college, and want to study in France

The most difficult public music school course:

Violine / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) / Paris, FranceAim to pass the undergraduate course (3 years) or graduate school (2 years). (Note the age limit) French music students have this as their ultimate goal.
I went to France directly from Japan while preparing for the exam for France using summer classes, short stays, online lessons, etc. (all can be arranged by And Vision).Violine / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) / Paris, FranceTake the exam.Or, like a French music student, once enrolled in the Concertist, Specialize, CPES, etc. of the City Conservatory of Paris,Violine / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) / Paris, FrancePrepare for the exam and take the exam from winter to spring of the first year.You can take the test up to 1 times.Depending on age restrictions and wishesLyon National High Conservatory of Music(There are only these two schools of the National Academy of Music)
After enrollment, there is an exchange program with other European schools while you are still in school, greatly expanding your possibilities for music work in Europe.
French musician diploma, bachelor's degree, master's degree available

Difficult Public Conservatory Course:

Aiming to pass the Concertist Course and Specialize Course of the Local Conservatory (Be careful of age restrictions.) If you are not attending music college in Japan, aim to pass Paul Sup (undergraduate course) of the Local Conservatory (Be careful about eligibility to take the exam.) The number of students at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris and Lyon is very small (about 2-30 for piano and violin, about 2-5 for flute), so the local conservatory. There are many French students who want to do the second and third aspirations.
There are 44 local conservatory schools in total,Paris ConservatoryThere is also a National Conservatory of Music Examination Preparation Class (CPES), so the overall level is higher than other local conservatory.In addition, around Paris, Versailles, which excels in baroque music education, Saint-Mall and Boulogne, which has many successful applicants to the Paris National Conservatory of Music, Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice Conservatory, etc. There are many fascinating conservatoires.Undergraduate programs offer exchange programs with other European schools while you are still in school, expanding your possibilities for music work in Europe.
French musician diploma, bachelor's degree, official music diploma available

Private Conservatory Course:

There is no age limit and admission is not difficult, but the levels are divided and you can take lessons that match your ability from intermediate to the most difficult.You can take lessons from famous professors who have retired from the national and local conservatory (around 64 years old), and there are few required subjects, so you can concentrate on preparing for the competition.The reason why there are many international students is that French people think that a public diploma is essential for music work, and the quality of individual musical instrument lessons must be high even at private conservatory.
You can get a diploma issued by each school

recent years,Schola Cantorum Conservatory,Ecole Normale ConservatoryAlso created a system to issue public diplomas such as bachelor's degrees in partnership with general universities.We are still experimentally at the stage of a few people a year, but if you are interested, please contact And Vision.

2 Those who want to become an adult and master their hobbies

We recommend private music schools and ballet schools, which have no age restrictions for admission.The reality is that public music schools and ballet schools have a small number of students and few teaching posts.Therefore, there are many cases where wonderful sensei teaches privately.Many of the active orchestra soloists, sensei, also teach freely and privately. In Stanlova, the former Etoile of the Opera is giving lessons for adults, and active dancers also suddenly participated to adjust the condition. I'm doing it!

3) What do you learn in France?
-Specialized subjects and educational characteristics at French music schools-

At each conservatory, there are majors such as musical instruments, vocal music, composition, music writing, solfege (music education), as well as baroque and jazz.In addition to further studying specialized subjects in Japan, there are also those who have mastered new specialties in France.A case where a student who studied music on the piano met Fortepiano in France, studied professionally in the ancient musical instrument department of Versailles, and entered the graduate school of the University of the Arts with the aim of popularizing it in Japan.Some students came to the piccolo department of the French Conservatoire de l'Eclair, saying that only France can specialize in piccolo after studying abroad for flute music in Germany.

In addition, the characteristics of French music education are that chamber music and orchestra are indispensable from the time of elementary school, that contemporary music enters the examination task from an early stage, and that it is enthusiastic about music analysis and music style education. I think.Rather than spending all my time practicing musical instruments, I aim to study music comprehensively.

In recent big international competitions, you may be required to play chamber music in a short preparation period.At the French Conservatory, you can thoroughly learn the ability to see, listen, and communicate music from classes such as chamber music and first look.Contemporary songs are always an issue, so you can get used to them regardless of your likes and dislikes.You can also sometimes get guidance directly from the composer sensei.The tradition of being enthusiastic about music analysis often explains the composition of music and the development of harmony in each sensei lesson as the basis for musical expression, and it is necessary to understand the music and music style in the evaluation of the exam. Has been done.As a result, students will be able to express themselves in a dignified manner after being convinced of the theoretical system.

Parent-child music study abroad in France, music study abroad for junior and senior high school students: Double-Cursus
~ A free future with a double school of music school and elementary, junior high and high school ~

This is a characteristic course in France, and it is a very popular class in France as it allows you to comfortably balance music and academics for the future of your child.As a result, the number of parents and children studying abroad from overseas is increasing year by year.At the final stage of the double school, it is structurally possible to proceed to both the undergraduate course of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris and the undergraduate course of a general difficult university.Most people from Japan choose Paris, so I will explain using Paris as an example.

If you pass the double course of the City Conservatory of Paris (a few people for each instrument in each grade) starting from the third grade of elementary school, you can study at both the affiliated public elementary school, junior high school, high school and the Conservatory of Paris.Specifically, in the morning, we will go to a special double course class for children in the school and study intensive school lessons in half a day.In the afternoon, take a minibus to the Conservatory for individual lessons, solfege, ensemble and other lessons, as well as individual practice.

You may have a chance to see the history of passing the Conservatoire (Paris National Conservatory of Music) at the age of 14, but most of the early admissions now use this mechanism.Since many children are enthusiastic about education, their academic level is higher than that of general classes, and some students eventually go to general difficult universities and medical schools without choosing music.As mentioned above, the amount of study is large and difficult, but some children do both.Double school doesn't mean that studying in a regular school is easy at all, and especially if your parents don't speak French, you'll need the help of a local university tutor (please contact an And Vision Counselor for more information). )

Double course students have a common purpose of music and ballet, so it's easy to get along with each other regardless of race, and elementary and junior high school students are especially active in interaction with their parents (because it's France, it's okay if you don't interact). .) There is an environment where you can not only have the opportunity to play in a big hall, go to a class in the countryside and play around, and not only be busy with practice, but also have a rich life experience.

In France, elementary and junior high school students are basically studying abroad in music for parents and children, but after the age of 16, there are dormitories for underage music and ballet students, and And Vision's local French staff will be in charge of the law. Individual study abroad is possible.Also, if you pass the Opera Ballet School or the Paris National Conservatory of Music (both have attached dormitories), you may be able to study abroad individually even if you are 16 years old or younger.

In any case, until the baccalauréat (university entrance qualification received at the time of graduating from high school), study is considered mandatory and attending school only at the Conservatory is not recommended.The school is a local school, so of course it is in French.If you come to the XNUMXrd place in the middle, there are many cases where you can manage to study, but if you come from high school, it is difficult to take high school level classes in French, so we will respond by graduating from high school in Japan by correspondence etc. I am considering it.

And Vision France local staff