The Orchestral Instruments Department covers all the orchestral instrumental disciplines, as well as conducting. The training includes the solo repertoire as well as small and large ensemble activities. Specific preparation for orchestra professions is part of the Master of Arts course in musical performance. The department works closely with regional orchestras and professional ensembles, as well as partners in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Students in the Orchestral Instruments Department also receive initial training in early instruments. This creates possibilities of transfert to the Early Music Department, allowing interested students to pursue their studies in this Department.
The main disciplines are violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, saxhorn, tuba, percussion and conducting.
Patrick Lehmann, head of department
Borbála Szuromi. HES assistant
Hugo Willerval, HES assistant
Yann Kerninon, HES orchestral direction assistant
Pierre Sauve, HES percussion class assistant
Christelle Enndevell, secretary
Bachelor of Arts in Music: major in Instruments
Bachelor of Arts in Music: major in Orchestra conducting
Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy: major in Instrumental Teaching
Master of Arts in Music Performance: major in Concert
Master of Arts in Music Performance: major in Orchestra
Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance: major in Specialized orchestra conducting
Master of Arts in in Specialised Music Performance: Soloist major