CMDL moves to Farm of Bois Briard

In september 2023, CMDL moved to the farm of Bois Briard, in Evry-Courcouronnes. The place was fully renovated by Grand Paris Sud to provide students with exceptional facilities. This new building offers working conditions unique in France with 9 large classrooms and workshops, 12 work labs, a 150-seat master-class room, a permanent studio and a cafeteria.


The Grand Paris Sud cultural pole

It is now part of a large cultural pole that includes CMDL, a theater school (EDT91), a plastic arts/visual arts school and a 350-seat auditorium. The Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10:45pm, giving young musicians a real freedom of work. Its location is 1 km away from Evry-Courcouronnes University.

Students can easily use the following facilities :

  • 9 large collective rehearsal rooms
  • 12 individual workspaces
  • 1 master-class room with 150 seats
  • 1 permanent recording studio
  • 1 common room with kitchen
  • and quality equipment and instruments, thanks to partnerships established with YAMAHA, TAMA and BAY CUSTOM DRUMS.



CMDL is committed to offering an equal opportunity and is against all forms of discrimination. It does so in the spirit of seeking exemplary and equal treatment. This document is intended to clarify the CMDL’s commitments towards equality, parity and equity in the teams and student workforce, information and awareness.


The Didier Lockwood Music Centre is committed to students with disabilities under the law of 11 February 2005 on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities. The CMDL team accompanies and allows people with disabilities to follow their studies in the same way as other students, by offering:

  • individual monitoring
  • site layout
  • appropriate educational tools and assessments
  • organization of the pace of study

The CMDL team is to study your specific needs at +33 1 71 63 73 95 or by email:


The CMDL can connect its future and former students to facilitate their housing research.



In order to find housing around CMDL, farm of Bois Briard and Evry University, you may read the following page where you will find offering by Crous of Versailles or private apartment owners.


YEAR 2023 / 2024

Beginning of the academic year - Meeting at Evry Val d'Essonne University4 September 2023
First-day at the CMDL (beginning of the 1st semester)18 September 2023
Autumn break27 October 2023 - 6 November 2023
Christmas holidays22 December 2023 - 8 January 2024
End of the 1st semester19 January 2024
Beginning of the 2nd semester22 January 2024
Winter break9 February 2024 - 26 February 2024
Spring break5 April 2022 - 22 April 2024
Summer holidays (end of the 2nd semester)7 June or 6 July 2024, depending on your program

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