The Professional Program
COURSE OF STUDIES
Our program requires a significant amount of personal work that may be evaluated. For an average student, this includes three or four hours of instrumental practice plus two or three hours of study and theory assignments every day.
An assignment is given to students in each course. It is corrected the next time the class meets.
EXAMS, TESTS, AND PROJECTS
In general, for each discipline there are two exams per trimester: mid-term (5th week) and end-of-trimester (10th week). These exams may be grouped with or replaced by a project (a composition or arrangement). These “assessments” structure the progress and allow for personalized monitoring, in order to rapidly detect any problem that may require a solution to be implemented.
GRADE REPORTS, YEAR-END DECISION
At the end of each trimester, a transcript is mailed to students. The last quarter’s grade report includes the decision of whether the student has passed courses or needs to repeat them, as well as a schedule for the following year. A grade average of 12/20 is required to pass during the senior year, as well as an instrumental level considered sufficient (evaluation at the end of the 1st year, audition at the end of the 3rd year). The number of allowed absences must not be exceeded. Repetition: Gives the student the opportunity to completely or partially complete a year again. Repetition may be granted based on academic record, depending on availability.
All course materials (lessons, exercises and homework) are included in tuition and are therefore provided to students in each course. These documents are protected by copyright and must not be distributed or used commercially by any means whatsoever.
CLUB SOIREES, CONCERTS, JAM SESSIONS, INSTRUMENTAL TRIALS BEFORE A JURY
At the end of each trimester, students perform in public, either by participating in concerts organized by IMEP • Paris College of Music in a Paris jazz club, or in front of a jury of professors. These provide students the essential practical experience of a stage performance. These friendly events highlight the school’s social life and are also an integral part of education. It is an opportunity for students and professors to come together in a different setting. It is also an opportunity for former students and faculty to see classmates and professors again. This is why the all students enrolled at the school are strongly requested to be present. This also allows them to actually tackle the personal and instrumental challenges necessary to a stage performance.