It was with the goal of offering its clientele better services in addition to centralizing its activities that the École de musique Alain-Caron saw the need to construct a new building that would enable it to provide its services in a peerless and state of the art learning environment. Sharing its site with the city’s college, the school benefits from its choice location at the heart of Rivière-du-Loup’s institutional and cultural sector.
Integrating numerous technical advantages and offering flawless acoustics, the school’s different spaces combine to form a functional and wellstructured whole. Radiating from a large central multifunctional lecture hall, designed for group learning as well as for staging concerts, the teaching areas vary in dimension and purpose. Either individually or in groups, students benefit from rooms adapted to the study and practice of their chosen instrument, from piano to brass to string, wind, percussion instruments, and so forth.
The choice of a modern architecture and audacious volumetry bears witness to the school’s resolve to become a benchmark in musical education in Québec. The entire selection of materials and finishes as well as the exemplary integration of the work of art into the entrance hall also help showcase the school’s distinctive image.
Alain-Caron Music School Rivière-du-Loup