Training partners

Abbaye aux Dames, the center for musical discovery, is proud to be a member of :

L'Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC)

The AEC works for the advancement of European Higher Music Education. As an associate member, Abbaye aux Dames, the center for musical discovery, contributes to the work of AEC  through the creation of new strategic partnerships, as well as the creation of a Master’s degree in “Musical research and practices”.

AEC Website

European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO)

The EFNYO brings together the top youth orchestras from across Europe. The federation currently counts 17 national orchestras, 8 international orchestras, and 7 associate members within its ranks. The aims of the federation are to promote the sharing of information between orchestras, to organise joint projects, to support the creation of youth orchestras, and to organise exchanges of musicians. Abbaye aux Dames is an associate member of the EFNYO.
EFNYO Website

Teaching partners of Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye aux Dames :

Strzeminski Academy, Lodz

The academy is one of Poland’s most avant-garde establishments. It includes four faculties: Textiles and Fashion, Graphic Design and Painting, Industrial Design, and Visual Arts.  Since 2012, the Abbaye aux Dames, the centre for musical discovery, has been working with the fashion and painting departments on the creation and implementation of the EUR-TEXT “Back to the future!” project.
Académy website

Centre d’Études Supérieures Musique et Danse de Poitou-Charentes (CESMD)

The CESMD is a higher education college under the supervision of the French government. Students can enrol on courses leading to the award of a French higher national diploma in music. The CESMD works in conjunction with the University of Poitiers for the Master’s degree in “Musical Research and Practices”. The Centre is also one of our long-standing partners. Thanks to this partnership, students studying for their music diploma can learn about the use of period instruments through our JOA.
Website : CESMD de Poitou-Charentes

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMP)

The CNSMP provides specialised teaching and training in the fields of music, dance, and sound technology. Students from CNSMP take part in training courses with the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye.  Abbaye aux Dames works together with CNSMP on projects relating to the use of period instruments
CNSMP Website

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon

The Lyon CNSMD offers carefully selected students a privileged learning environment in which they are guided towards the mastery of their art and permanent creativity. The ideals it encourages are a humanist vision of the world and artistic sensitivity in its diverse forms.

The challenges of stage and concert performance, together with the cross-fertilisation due to the variety of the students’ previous experience are skilfully exploited by the distinguished teaching staff. Everything is aimed at stimulating the artistic vocation of the students and ensuring that the influences to which they are exposed go far beyond the frontiers of France. Students from the CNSMD take part in Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye training courses.
le site internet du CNSMD de Lyon

Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles

Fondation Royaumont

Built around a remarkable collection of manuscripts and sheet music written by the eponymous pianist (1908-1944), the François Lang library has been an Abbaye aux Dames musical partner since 2012. The library is notably involved in the organisation of seminar UE2 (Musical and Theoretical Sources) in the Abbaye Royale in Royaumont, part of the Master’s degree in “Musical Research and Practices”.
Fondation Royaumont website

Haute École des Arts de Berne

The HEAB is a school specialising in all art forms: music (classical and jazz), theatre, literature, visual arts, etc. Its interpretation department is particularly interested in musical life in the 19th Century. The school offers a seminar on organology as part of the Master’s degree in “Musical Research and Practices”.
HEAB Website

Janacek Academy of Music (Jamu) - Brno (République Tchèque)

JAMU is one of two performing arts schools in the Czech Republic. It has over 500 students, spread between its faculties of music and theatre. Students from JAMU take part in the Atlantic Youth Orchestra. The Abbaye aux Dames is providing assistance to JAMU in opening a new early music department in September 2014. JAMU also co-organises (with the Abbaye aux Dames) the projet « EUR-TEXT – Back to the future ! ».

JAMU website

Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (OCE)

The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées is devoted to the performance of music written from the mid XVIII to the early XX centuries (Haydn-Mahler) played on the instruments that existed during the composer’s lifetime.  Having been part of its creation in 1996, the OCE has supported the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye unique training program ever since. Many former members of the JOA have gone on to play in the OCE.
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées website

Palazetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française

Le Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française aims to support the rediscovery of 19th-Century French musical heritage. The centre encourages JOA musicians to play music for which no defined contemporary style of interpretation exists, thus allowing them to find internal inspiration and to put their own slant on these pieces.
Palazzetto Bru Zane website

Pôle d'Enseignement Supérieur de la Musique Seine-Saint-Denis Ile-de-France

Université de Poitiers

Since 2012, the University of Poitiers has been awarding a Master’s degree in “Musical Research and Performance”. The “Classical and Romantic Orchestra” part of this course is provided in partnership with the Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale.
University of Poitiers website – “Musical Research and Performance

Soundscapes - Maltese Association for Contemporary Music

Based in Malta, Soundscapes is an organisation with the aim of exploring the creativity of contemporary music, as well as promoting Malta’s traditional musical heritage. As an Abbaye aux Dames musical partner, Soundscapes is responsible for coordinating the contemporary music section of the EUR-TEXT – Back to the Future! Project.
Soundscape website

Scola Cantorum Basel

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute de Toronto (TBSI

Each year, the TBSI organises an intensive training course for young professional musicians looking to learn about playing baroque music on period instruments.
Thanks to an exchange, JOA musicians have been able to take part in this event in Toronto since 2005. In exchange, two musicians from Toronto spend the summer with the JOA in Saintes.

TBSI website