DNSPM – State Diploma for Music Professionals

Initial program

The DNSPM student is enrolled in three institutions:

  • The CMDL, where he receives almost all his teachings
  • The PSPBB, to obtain the DNSPM (diploma)
  • The University of Evry Val d’Essonne, where he takes classes one day a week, to obtain his Bachelor of music.

This undergraduate degree is awarded after a period of study lasting 6 semesters (3 years).

 

+ OPTION: DE (State Diploma of Music Teacher)

If so chosen in their application, the selected candidate will be able to take the entrance examination for the DE course. If he obtains it, he will also follow the DNSPM course, additional educational training leading to obtaining the DE in music teacher.

 

This program is designed to articulate both practical, theoretical, cultural and methodological teachings :

At the CMDL – 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Instrument, sight-reading / Ear training / Rhythm / Harmony / Writing, composition, arrangement / Jazz repertoire ensemble/ Original repertoire ensemble / World music ensemble / Big band / Sound engineering / Musical computing / Studio recording / History of jazz music / Knowledge of the professional environment / Master-class / concerts / …

At the University Evry Val d’Essonne – 1 day per week (Wednesday)

English and two musicology learnings

The DNSPM allows you:

  • to take the following competitions : IUFM, Capes, Agregation
  • to pursue further studies in higher education (doctorate, PhD…)
  • to work as a professional musician

The candidate must :

  • Hold a diplôme national d’orientation professionnelle de musicien (DNOP) or a diplôme d’études musicales (DEM).*
  • Hold a Baccalaureate or another diploma admitted for dispensation or equivalent.**
  • Be 26 years old or younger (December 31st of the year of the new school year)**
  • Not having interrupted his studies for more than 2 years

*You are allowed to fill a derogation request during your online application. If you are not enrolled in CPES or if you do not validate your DEM Jazz in June 2021, you will also be asked to provide links of video recordings, so that your level can be assessed. On these videos, you will have to play (minimum trio): 1 piece of your choice as well as a piece chosen from the list of 10 imposed pieces.
**You are allowed to fill a derogation request during your online application

The CMDL applies similar tuition fees to the French higher education centers.

Annual tuition fees for full-time program :

  • 100 euros for the CMDL
  • 450 euros for the PSPBB
  • 170 euros for The Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne
  • 90 euros for CVEC (Contribution de Vie Étudiante et de Campus)

That is 810 euros per year.

If you have limited resources, you may be eligible for a scholarship or financial support.

Scholarships based on social criteria (BCS)

The aid is awarded according to three criteria: the income of the tax household, the number of children with tax burden of the family and the distance from the place of study. For more information, simulation and application for BCS scholarship, visit etudiant.gouv.fr

Emergency help

The national emergency aid fund provides a rapid response to students’ precarious situations.

There are two types of specific support: one-off assistance for the student who is currently experiencing serious difficulties, or annual assistance to the student who is experiencing long-term difficulties.

For more information, visit etudiant.gouv.fr

Application: December 9th, 2020

Application deadline: February 19th, 2021

Eligibility results to the admission tests: March 9th, 2021

Admission tests (theorical): March 22nd, 2021

Admission tests (practical): March 26th and 27th, 2021

Results : March 31st 2021

LIST OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

FOR ALL CANDIDATES

  • 1 ID photo
  • 1 copy of your ID card (both sides)
  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • The scores of the 2 free-choice programs, for the rhythm section (double bass, drums and piano and two scores for the jury), written with a software of musical scores (2 pages max.)
  • Payment of application fees, in the amount of 70 euros, by check or by bank transfer.

 

FOR SPECIALS CASES

  • A school certificate from your institution for the current year, if the baccalaureate (or equivalent) is expected in 2021
  • A copy of the Baccalaureate
  • A copy of the transcript of the validated semesters, if graduate studies in progress
  • A copy of the diploma obtained in during higher studies
  • A copy of DEM Jazz or DNOP Jazz
  • The links of your video recordings (minimum trio): your interpretation of one of the ten imposed themes and a piece of your choice, if don’t have a DEM jazz or DNOP jazz (not necessary if you are registered in CPES or if you take your DEM in June 2021).
  • A certificate of education from your institution with details of the courses taken, certifying that you are currently taking the DEM Jazz.
  • A copy of the certificate of obtaining UVs acquired and UVs to be acquired to obtain the DEM Jazz or the DNOP Jazz in 2021.
  • A copy of the graduation or schooling certificate for all other musical training
  • A copy of the school certificate from your conservatory with details of the courses taken if you are enrolled in CPES (Class preparing for higher education)

 

FOR FOREIGN CANDIDATES

  • 1 copy of the diploma of access to foreign higher education (with translation)
  • 1 copy of the foreign higher education diploma (with translation)
  • 1 copy of the diploma or certificate of completion for any foreign musical diploma (with translation)
  • 1 Receipt of submission of the DAP file to the university (Foreign applicants not in the E.E.E. only)
  • 1 Certificate of comparability for a diploma obtained abroad issued by ENIC NARIC France
  • 1 Certificate of recognition of studies and / or training abroad issued by ENIC NARIC France

To obtain these certificates, you will find the procedure to follow on the ciep website “how to obtain a certificate?

FOR ALL CANDIDATES FOR THE D.E. COURSE

  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae, detailing in particular your educational background.

LIST OF THE 10 IMPOSED PIECES

During the application process, the candidate who do not have a DEM Jazz diplom must indicate a link of a video recording, where he interprets one of the ten imposed themes. The selected candidates to pass the admission tests will then be subjected to the “standard interpretation without score” test. On the D-Day, each candidate will have to interpret, without a score, the piece chosen by the jury, from the list of the 10 themes. It will be accompanied exclusively by the CMDL musicians, without any prior repetition.

 

  • Woody’n You de Dizzy Gillespie
  • You’re My Everything – Harry Warren
  • Till There Was You – Meredith Wilson
  • Broken Wing – Richie Beirach
  • Sing Me Softly of the Blues – Carla Bley
  • TGV – Louis Winsberg
  • I Should Care – Cahn/Stordahl/Weston
  • Pensativa – Clare Fisher
  • Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum – Wayne Shorter
  • Everybody’s Song But My Own – Kenny Wheeler

« Continue » program

The DNSPM student is enrolled in three institutions:

  • The CMDL, where he receives almost all his teachings
  • The PSPBB, to obtain the DNSPM (diploma)
  • The University of Evry Val d’Essonne, where he takes classes one day a week, to obtain his Bachelor of music.

This undergraduate degree is awarded after a period of study lasting 6 semesters (3 years).

 

+ OPTION: DE (State Diploma of Music Teacher)

If so chosen in their application, the selected candidate will be able to take the entrance examination for the DE course. If he obtains it, he will also follow the DNSPM course, additional educational training leading to obtaining the DE in music teacher.

 

This program is designed to articulate both practical, theoretical, cultural and methodological teachings :

At the CMDL – 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Instrument, sight-reading / Ear training / Rhythm / Harmony / Writing, composition, arrangement / Jazz repertoire ensemble/ Original repertoire ensemble / World music ensemble / Big band / Sound engineering / Musical computing / Studio recording / History of jazz music / Knowledge of the professional environment / Master-class / concerts / …

At the University Evry Val d’Essonne – 1 day per week (Wednesday)

English and two musicology learnings

The DNSPM allows you:

  • to take the following competitions : IUFM, Capes, Agregation
  • to pursue further studies in higher education (doctorate, PhD…)
  • to work as a professional musician

The candidate must :

  • Hold a diplôme national d’orientation professionnelle de musicien (DNOP) or a diplôme d’études musicales (DEM).*
  • Be a professional musician: you must justify at least 2 years of work in the profession and 48 gigs for the last two years preceding the application.
  • Have interrupted his studies for more than 2 years.

*You are allowed to fill a derogation request during your online application. If you are not enrolled in CPES or if you do not validate your DEM Jazz in June 2021, you will also be asked to provide links of video recordings, so that your level can be assessed. On these videos, you will have to play (minimum trio): 1 piece of your choice as well as a piece chosen from the list of 10 imposed pieces.

Annual tuition fees : 7000 euros.

French funding organizations

Depending on the personal situation of the student (performer, artist-author, job seeker or others) various funding bodies for continuing education may be requested. This program is eligible for the CPF (Personal Training Account). We invite you to inquire directly with the AFDAS or the OPCO on which your employer depends. You can also turn to your Region or your Pôle Emploi advisor.

The Afdas
As a training partner for culture, communication, media and leisure professionals, AFDAS offers several financing solutions depending on your status (Skills development plan, CIF, etc.).

Your region
This local authority is mobilized to help young people to train and facilitate their professional integration. Check with your region to find out about the support systems in place.

Pôle Emploi
Contact your Pôle Emploi advisor to see if you can benefit from Aide individuelle à la formation (AIF : individual assistance training) which will help finance the educational fees.

Application: December 9th, 2020

Application deadline: February 19th, 2021

Eligibility results to the admission tests: March 9th, 2021

Admission tests (theorical): March 22nd, 2021

Admission tests (practical): March 26th and 27th, 2021

Results : March 31st 2021

LIST OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

FOR ALL CANDIDATES

  • 1 ID photo
  • 1 copy of your ID card (both sides)
  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • The scores of the 2 free-choice programs, for the rhythm section (double bass, drums and piano and two scores for the jury), written with a software of musical scores (2 pages max.)
  • Payment of application fees, in the amount of 70 euros, by check or by bank transfer.

 

FOR SPECIALS CASES

  • A school certificate from your institution for the current year, if the baccalaureate (or equivalent) is expected in 2021
  • A copy of the Baccalaureate
  • A copy of the transcript of the validated semesters, if graduate studies in progress
  • A copy of the diploma obtained in during higher studies
  • A copy of DEM Jazz or DNOP Jazz
  • The links of your video recordings (minimum trio): your interpretation of one of the ten imposed themes and a piece of your choice, if don’t have a DEM jazz or DNOP jazz (not necessary if you are registered in CPES or if you take your DEM in June 2021).
  • A certificate of education from your institution with details of the courses taken, certifying that you are currently taking the DEM Jazz.
  • A copy of the certificate of obtaining UVs acquired and UVs to be acquired to obtain the DEM Jazz or the DNOP Jazz in 2021.
  • A copy of the graduation or schooling certificate for all other musical training
  • A copy of the school certificate from your conservatory with details of the courses taken if you are enrolled in CPES (Class preparing for higher education)

 

FOR FOREIGN CANDIDATES

  • 1 copy of the diploma of access to foreign higher education (with translation)
  • 1 copy of the foreign higher education diploma (with translation)
  • 1 copy of the diploma or certificate of completion for any foreign musical diploma (with translation)
  • 1 Receipt of submission of the DAP file to the university (Foreign applicants not in the E.E.E. only)
  • 1 Certificate of comparability for a diploma obtained abroad issued by ENIC NARIC France
  • 1 Certificate of recognition of studies and / or training abroad issued by ENIC NARIC France

To obtain these certificates, you will find the procedure to follow on the ciep website “how to obtain a certificate?

FOR ALL CANDIDATES FOR THE D.E. COURSE

  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae, detailing in particular your educational background.

LIST OF THE 10 IMPOSED PIECES

During the application process, the candidate who do not have a DEM Jazz diploma must share a link of a video recording, where he interprets one of the ten imposed themes. The selected candidates to pass the admission tests will then be subjected to the “standard interpretation without score” test. On the D-Day, each candidate will have to interpret, without a score, the piece chosen by the jury, from the list of the 10 themes. It will be accompanied exclusively by the CMDL musicians, without any prior repetition.

 

  • Woody’n You de Dizzy Gillespie
  • You’re My Everything – Harry Warren
  • Till There Was You – Meredith Wilson
  • Broken Wing – Richie Beirach
  • Sing Me Softly of the Blues – Carla Bley
  • TGV – Louis Winsberg
  • I Should Care – Cahn/Stordahl/Weston
  • Pensativa – Clare Fisher
  • Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum – Wayne Shorter
  • Everybody’s Song But My Own – Kenny Wheeler

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