Kreiz Breizh Akademi

KBA: a vocational training programme for modal music

Kreiz Breizh Akademi (KBA) is a vocational training program for professional-level musicians that delivers the title of modal musician of scholarly and popular tradition.

KBA trained 7 promotions of 12 to 18 musicians between 2005 and 2018.

The 7th promotion follows the curriculum in 2018 and engages in a period of creation and concert touring in 2019-2020.
The call for application to constitute the 8th promotion will be published in spring 2019 for a curriculum in 2020.

The specificity of Kreiz Breizh Akademi lies in the fact that it is based on the transmission of rules of interpretation of modal music (scale, rhythm, variation) and on Breton popular music. The language used in the sung forms is the Breton language in its local variants (that of kan ha diskan and gwerzioù).

The main objectives of the training are:
- Teaching musical techniques based on modal understanding
- Development of compositional skills, improvisation, arrangement methods and orchestral means
- Learning the techniques of the stage and the recording

The KBA course takes place over three years including
- a vocational training cycle of 12 months to 15 months (discontinuous - between 350 and 400 hours of training center according to the collective) that delivers the professional certificate of modal music of scholarly and popular tradition musician.

- a period of creation with the support of cultural centers taking involved in the production of the concert performance : La Grande Boutique, Amzer Nevez ...

- a 24-month period of accompaniment in professional practice through the production of concerts and the release of an album, in partnership with professional producer-booker and record label: Innacor, Naïade Productions, L’Appentis Producer, Coop Breizh ...

Each group works on a specific artistic color and according to a training program built specifically according to this color.

The booking is now entrusted to Naïade Productions which produces the shows of KBA # 6 and KBA # 7. Booking contact: Tiphaine Galinier +33 (0) 6 77 90 90 75 | +33 (0) 2 99 85 44 04 tiphaine for France.
An international development manager is also mobilized: Margaux Gaches | Freckles Booking +33 (0) 6 08 04 98 45 margaux

Association DROM

Au Quartz – 60, rue du château - BP 91039
29210 Brest - cedex 1

09 65 16 71 21


Remerciement photos : Eric Legret