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Unique and comprehensive, the accordion performance programs offered at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music allow for a contextualization of the instrument in a non-binary approach to the performance of early and new music. This involves reconsidering the value of curiosity and critical thinking within the framework of interpretive art. Training prepares students to meet the professional challenges of the contemporary concert hall.

In the course of their studies, students will have the opportunity to:

• Familiarize themselves with stylistic requirements for the performance of baroque, pre-classical and classical works

• Discover the inclusive perspectives of the accordion’s neoclassical, modernist and postmodern canon in both acoustic and electroacoustic terms, and the concerto from 1960 to the present day

• Explore free improvisation, an essential element in contemporary performance, and principles of the baroque figured bass.

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