Professional Music and Song Techniques (Performance)







Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1350 Hours


Version approved in 2001.
Program modified in 2005 .

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 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. Occasionally they fulfill a particular function, such as providing music for a special event or participating in a television program, with or without a fixed repertoire. On other occasions, they have to produce their own show and take care of the programming. Conducting an ensemble could also be part of working in popular music as well as producing audio material. BR>

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



OptionSpecific (hours)Total (hours)
Specialization B - Performance13502010

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

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FA To use elements of musical language
01FBTo transcribe musical materials
01FE To perform musical works
01FF To 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 B - Performance
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FCTo master the popular music idiom
01FDTo transcribe a piece of popular music
01FKTo establish professional communications
01FRTo perfect instrumental or vocal technique
01FSTo 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
01FVTo function as a popular music accompanist
01FWTo produce a popular music show
01FXTo improvise in a popular music context
01FYTo make expressive use of stage technics