For some, the music conservatory is a place of full development. For others, it is a place of elitism or excellence. For still others, the best instrument to disgust forever music. But he is there, in the heart of the city where he broadcasts concerts, offers courses of learning, promotes meetings ... In reality, it is changing. What to do with his legacy?
How to position oneself in front of current musical propositions? How to respond to multiple users? Place of culture and also of socialization, the conservatory is more than a space, it is a way of thinking the musical. Based on observations and research, this book proposes to reflect on the stakes of the conservatory by taking a position or questioning practices that sometimes struggle to be renewed. It also questions the place and functions of the actors, from the director to the student.
Michaël Andrieu is a doctor in musicology. His work focuses on the links between music and society. He has been director of the conservatory and continues today to teach musical culture while pursuing training, conducting, research and composition.