The Paris Conservatory, ranked fourth best performing arts institution in the world

The French establishment rose to the level of the Juilliard School in New York, the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and the Royal College of Music in London, which took first place.

The National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (CNSMDP) has been ranked the fourth best performing arts education institution in the world, continuing its strong growth of the past two years, according to an international ranking.

According to the QS Performing Arts 2022, which lists the 100 best establishments for this type of education, the CNSMDP rose from 17th place in 2020 to fifth in 2021, then to fourth this year, indicates a press release from the institution published on Wednesday. It is preceded by the famous Juilliard School in New York (3rd), the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (2nd) and the Royal College of Music in London which takes first place. “We know that the three criteria on which this ranking is based relate to academic reputation, professional reputation and research dynamics”welcomed the director of the Conservatory, Emilie Delorme, to AFP. “In order to ensure that this attractiveness remains strong in the future, I have launched an ambitious project to augmented conservatorywhich aims to strengthen our competitiveness in the sound business, to integrate the dimension of the image, the importance of which was revealed during the (health) crisis, and to be able to have an online campus »she says.

1,339 students, the majority of whom are of French nationality

Created in 1795, the Conservatory has trained illustrious artists, from Berlioz to Boulez, constantly renewing itself (and changing its name). 90% funded by public subsidies, it currently has 1,339 students, the vast majority of whom are French nationals, the others coming from the European Union (98) and the rest of the world (195). There are slightly more male students (789) than female students (550), especially in certain specialties.

In 2019, Emilie Delorme became the first woman to direct the conservatory, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020 at the La Villette site. Under his tenure, the Conservatoire launched a plan to combat sexist and sexual violence. She had told AFP that she wanted to examine the obstacles that prevented women from enrolling in certain disciplines, in particular composition and conducting. According to figures from the Conservatory, the establishment records 92% success in the diploma and 91% employment rate in professional integration.