Professional Music and Song Techniques

Code

551.A0

Diploma

DEC

Sector

Arts

Number of credits

90

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1350 Hours

Statut

Version approved in 2001.
Program modified in 2005.

The Professional Music and Song Techniques program aims to train musicians and singers in order to evolve in different 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.

Specialisation A: Composition and Arrangement

This specialization stream allows the students to acquire skills in arranging as well as composing music and songs. Aside from instrumental music and song, people who arrange and compose may be called upon to compose musicals as well as participate in cinema, publicity and multimedia.

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.

Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance

This specialization aims to train those in theatre performance to be able to perform a play, to sing and to dance.

In addition, to be admitted to the program, students must meet the general conditions for admission set out in section 2 of the College Education Regulations, such as, for Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance; successfully completing an audition.

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

Day/Evening

D

OptionSpecific (hours)Total (hours)
A Composition and Arrangement1 3502 010
B Performance1 3502 010
C Music Theatre Performance1 3502 010

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

Job titles

arranger
songwriter
singer
musician
music teacher – musicians

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FA To use elements of musical language
01FB To transcribe musical materials
01FE To perform musical works
01FFTo 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 A: Composition and Arrangement
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FCTo master the popular music idiom
01FDTo transcribe a piece of popular music
01FKTo establish professional communications
01FMTo arrange a piece of popular music
01FN To compose a piece of popular music
01FPTo record popular music
01FQ To compose a song
Specialization B: Specialization B: Performance
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FC.To master the popular music idiom
01FD.To transcribe a piece of popular music
01FK.To establish professional communications
01FRTo perfect instrumental or vocal technique
01FS To function as a professional popular music soloist
01FTTo function as a professional performer in a small popular music ensemble
01FUTo 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
Specialization C: Music Theatre Performance
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FR.To perfect instrumental or vocal technique
048QTo master spoken-voice techniques
048RTo master the fundamental elements of acting
048STo use dance techniques
048TTo establish professional relationships
048UTo assimilate a music theatre role
048VTo make a studio recording of a music theatre number
048WTo prepare for a performance of a music theatre show
048XTo perform a role in a music theatre show
048YTo build up a repertoire for music theatre auditions