The centre d’études supérieures musique et danse (CESMD) de Poitou-Charentes is a Higher Education Institution, partner of the Universities of Poitiers and Tours and of the Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Jeune orchestre de l’Abbaye aux Dames).
The city of Poitiers, settled in the North of the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, is connected with big European major cities (Paris, Bordeaux, Brussel, London…) by the TGV.
Poitiers (137 000 inhabitants), has a rich 2 000 years old history, and presents a prestigious architectural patrimony. The University (founded in 1431) is one of the oldest in Europe; the presence of 25 000 students promotes a very creative and diversified cultural life.
Poitiers, a major city without the disadvantages!
Since September 2015, the department for brass instruments and percussion is settled in the city of Tours, 100 km North from Poitiers (1 hour by train). The Jazz department will open in Tours in September 2017.
Living expenses: ± € 800 / month (housing, food, bus, miscellaneous)