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Master Courses

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In 1939 the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was officially recognized in its role in advanced music training with the establishment of the Master Courses in Music Studies.
The history of the Courses is one of highly prestigious teachers and of countless excellent students, many of whom have embarked on brilliant careers in music.
Today the Master Courses in Music Studies are acknowledged by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. The three-year courses are geared towards young musicians holding academic diplomas and possessing outstanding performance skills, offering them the opportunity to gain excellent professional experience.
 
MASTER COURSES
 
GENERAL REGULATIONS 2018-2019 - click here for pdf version
 
ADMISSION
1. Admission requirements
§   Courses are open to students of any nationality;
§  Candidates must hold a First or Second Level Academic Diploma or a Conservatory Diploma (old system) earned in the discipline for which they are applying. If the degree was earned abroad, it will be considered valid if it has been declared equivalent to an Italian Conservatory diploma; it is the responsibility of the student admitted to the courses to obtain the equivalence of the foreign qualification, pursuant to the applicable Italian laws force. The degree shall be earned by no later than the date of the Entrance examination to the chosen course;
§   age not exceeding 28 years; in view of the particular study path, the age limit is extended to 30 years for the Chamber Music course, and to 35 years for the Composition course.
 
Exceptions to these requirements may be permitted only in exceptional cases, in the case of special, recognized artistic qualities and subject to the evaluation and approval of both the teacher and the President of the Accademia.
Candidates who meet the above requirements will have access to the entrance examination; final admission to the course is subject to the result of such examination.
 
The Chamber Music, Violin, and Cello courses are open to the enrolment of auditors, upon presentation of an appropriate academic/artistic CV and subject to the approval of the course’s instructor. Auditors are not admitted to the Composition Course and to the Piano courses.
 
2. Applications for admission
The applications for admission, made online using the form, must be received by the Accademia offices (Segreteria didattica) by no later than the following dates:
 
Instructor: Benedetto Lupo
Admission application deadline: 15 September 2018   
Entrance examination: 2-3 October 2018
 
Instructor: Carlo Fabiano
Admission application deadline: 13 October 2018   
Entrance examination: 29 October 2018
 
Instructor: Giovanni Sollima
Admission application deadline: 13 October 2018   
Entrance examination: 6 November 2018
 
Instructor: Ivan Fedele
Admission application deadline: 13 October 2018   
Entrance examination: 7 November 2018
Instructor: Sonig Tchakerian
Admission application deadline: 13 October 2018   
Entrance examination: 8 November 2018
 
Proof of successful application will consist of an email notification sent by the Fondazione, which the applicant shall produce on the day of the examination.
Please attach the following documents to your online application:
 
For active students
§   a copy of your diploma certificate; 
§   your artistic CV with a specific list of repertoire;
§   a photocopy of your passport or identification document;
§   the examination programme you have chosen;
§   proof of payment of the examination admission fee.
 
For enrolment as a pre-existing chamber ensemble, each member must submit an individual application for admission, taking care to indicate the name of the group to which he/she belongs, and to attach, together with his/her own CV, the artistic CV and repertoire list of the ensemble itself.
 
For auditing students
§ your artistic CV;
§ a photocopy of your passport or identification document.
 
For applications for admission to the Composition course
The scores of the compositions that candidates intend to submit to the examination panel shall be sent in hardcopy, by no later than 13 October 2018, to the following address:
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione
Segreteria didattica Alta Formazione
Via Vittoria 6 - 00187 Rome
 
3. Entrance examinations
The entrance examinations will be held at the course headquarters at Via Vittoria 6 (Rome), in accordance with the published calendar.
 
4. Entrance examination programmes
Composition
Assessment by the Examination Panel of the compositions submitted by the candidates, and discussion of the topics proposed by the Panel. Candidates are required to submit, by no later than the deadline for submitting the applications, a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 scores composed for different instrumentations. Along with the scores, candidates may include any recordings of these compositions, if available.
 
Chamber music (strings and piano)
Individual enrolments
1.         performance of a major composition written for the student’s instrument, and of a chamber composition from the formation of duo upwards, at the applicant’s choice.
2.         sight reading.
 
Chamber music
Enrolments of pre-existing ensembles
Applications are accepted from pre-existing chamber ensembles with the instrument configurations specified below, that at the time of enrolment have at least one year of documented activity:
§   trio (strings and piano)
§   quartet (strings and piano)
§   quintet (strings and piano)
1.         performance of two major compositions written for their configuration, at the applicants’ choice;
2.         brief rehearsal of a piece assigned by the panel.
 
Piano
Performance of a Chopin or Liszt etude and of three major piano compositions in different styles. The programme shall be performed entirely from memory.
 
Violin
Performance of a Sonata or Partita by Bach, of a Capriccio by Paganini, and of a concerto, chosen by the applicant.
 
Cello
Performance of a Bach Suite and of a concerto or other relevant piece chosen by the applicant.
 
The examination Panel may also ask applicants to explain reasons and objectives for attending the course.
All pieces must be prepared in full, and the concertos and solo works should be performed from memory.
The Examination Panel, at its sole discretion, may ask applicants to perform all or part of the examination programme.
Applicants should appear for the examination bearing a valid identification document as well as the music for their examination programme, including the parts for the piano accompaniment where applicable.
 
For admissions to the Violin and Cello courses, the Accademia will provide applicants with a piano accompanist.
For admission to the Chamber Music Course, all applicants must appear with their own collaborators.
 
5. Enrolment in subsequent years
Students already enrolled in the courses and confirmed for the 2018-2019 academic year must send the application for enrolment in the new year, using the online form, by the following dates:
§   Piano: 15 September 2018;
§   Chamber Music, Cello, Composition, Violin: 13 October 2018.
 
FEES
To be paid for entrance examinations and attendance
Active students:
·           € 70.00      Entrance examination;
·         € 950.00     Annually (for students in the Chamber Music course enrolled in another course at the Accademia at the same time, one of the fees is reduced to € 800.00);
·           € 100.00    confirmation examination;
·           € 250.00    diploma examination.
 
Auditors:
·           € 400.00 annually;
 
Students in arrears with their course tuition and examination fees may not be admitted to lessons or to final examinations.
 
All payments, specifying as reason “Corsi di perfezionamento,” can be made by:
Postal payment
to postal bank account no. 30406003 in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione
bank transfer
to account no. 9872 in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione 
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n. 6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471
IBAN: IT31 I 010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872       
SWIFT: BIC BNL IITRR
Paypal
To the Fondazione’s website at:
 
Absence from lessons or entrance examinations shall not entitle the student to any refund.
 
ATTENDANCE
Mode of attendance
Each year is organized in twenty-five lessons held between November and June. Students in the solo instrument courses, who are not simultaneously enrolled in the Chamber Music course, are required to attend the Master Class held by Maestro Andrea Lucchesini in the second year of the course (see the paragraph “Chamber Music Master Class”).
As an alternative to this attendance, students may work with the main Chamber Music Course.
 
The lesson calendars for each class are published on the Fondazione’s website, in the reserved area for students.
Attendance in the classroom and at the educational and artistic activities planned by the Accademia (recitals, concerts, etc.) is obligatory.
 
In order to certify attendance, students must sign the class register next to their own name on each day of lessons.
The inability to attend one or more lessons must be communicated in advance or, in the event of sudden inability to attend, justified in writing, by sending an e-mail to didattica@santacecilia.it; this justification shall be noted in the register by the instructor or by the academic secretary (Segreteria didattica).
Absences shall be made up for during the academic year in agreement with the instructor.
In the event of repeated justified absences not made up for during the academic year, admission to the confirmation or diploma examination shall be subjected to the assessment of an academic panel.
In the event of repeated unjustified absences, the student shall be excluded from admission to the confirmation or diploma examination.
In the event of interruption of the course for health-related reasons, the student shall be entitled to repeat the interrupted course year during the subsequent academic year, upon submitting a medical certificate.
Attendance cannot be suspended on educational or artistic grounds; in the event of voluntary interruption of attendance, the admission application, as well as the entrance examination, will have to be resubmitted for the subsequent year.
For each student, the overall duration of attendance will be determined by the teacher, and cannot exceed three years.
 
Students are required to inform their instructor of any educational and artistic activities outside the Accademia and planned during course attendance; in this regard, students enrolled in other courses are asked to submit a certificate of enrolment for the attended courses (two-year programme / master’s programme / etc.).
 
PROMOTION EXAMINATIONS
At the end of each year of attendance, students will have to take a promotion examination in order to be admitted to the subsequent course year, in accordance with the programmes indicated hereunder:
 
Promotion from course year I to II
Violin and Cello
Performance of a programme composed of three pieces, one of which from the classical or Baroque repertoire, one from the romantic repertoire, and one from the modern/contemporary repertoire. The programme shall be prepared in full; concertos and solo pieces shall be performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme.
 
Piano
The examination is in several parts; the assessment of each part will count towards the determination of the final examination grade. The examination is subject to the following repertoire indications:
1.       Performance of a piano programme composed of three pieces, one of which from the classical or Baroque repertoire, one from the romantic repertoire, and one from the modern/contemporary repertoire. The programme shall be prepared in full; concertos and solo pieces shall be performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme.
2.       Performance of a work for piano and orchestra, from the Baroque/classical or romantic/modern repertoire, prepared in full and performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme, also according to the duration and the formal organization of the piece; indications will be provided in due time. Students who submit a work for piano and orchestra from the Baroque/classical repertoire for the examination for promotion from the first to the second year shall be required to submit a work from the romantic/modern repertoire at the examination from the second to the third year, and vice versa.
3.       Accompaniment of a work for piano and orchestra. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme, based on the assessments already made under point 2) above.
 
Chamber Music
A chamber music programme to be played in one or more configurations, or in the musicians’ own configuration for pre-existing groups, that includes two pieces in different styles. The pieces shall be prepared in full; the panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme. It is not allowed to present more than one piece for the formation of duo.
 
Composition
The examination is held in two parts: the assessment of each part will count towards the determination of the final examination grade. The parts are as follows:
1.       Public performance of a composition by the candidate, written expressly for the examination during the first year of the course, in accordance with the indications of duration and ensemble determined by the Panel’s President in agreement with the instructor. Students are required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts, in hardcopy and in digital version) by no later than the date established and made known at the start of the academic year. The performance is usually scheduled in the month of May on the occasion of the end-of-year recitals. The Commission will assign a grade that will be taken into account in the final grade.
2.       Interview with the Examination Panel; summary assessment of works done during the course, and extemporaneous discussion of subjects proposed by the Panel, suggested by the works the candidate has submitted, or entirely independent of them.
 
Promotion from course year II to III
Violin
Performance of a programme composed of a Mozart concerto and two other major pieces, one from the romantic repertoire, and one from the modern/contemporary repertoire. The programme shall be prepared in full; concertos and solo pieces shall be performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme.
 
Cello
Performance of a programme composed of three pieces, different from those submitted the previous year, one of which from the classical or Baroque repertoire, one from the romantic repertoire, and one from the modern/contemporary repertoire. The programme shall be prepared in full; concertos and solo pieces shall be performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme.
 
Piano
The examination is held in several parts: the assessment of each part will count towards the determination of the final examination grade. Pieces performed in the examination for promotion from year I to II may not be repeated. The examination is subject to the following repertoire indications:
 
1.       Performance of a piano programme composed of three pieces, one of which from the classical or Baroque repertoire, one from the romantic repertoire, and one from the modern/contemporary repertoire. The programme shall be prepared in full and performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme.
2.       Performance of a work for piano and orchestra, from the Baroque/classical or the romantic/modern repertoire, prepared in full and performed from memory. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme, based also on the duration and the formal organization of the piece; indications will be provided in due time. Students who submit a work for piano and orchestra from the Baroque/classical repertoire for the examination for promotion from the first to the second year shall be required to submit a work from the romantic/modern repertoire at the examination from the second to the third year, and vice versa.
3.       Accompaniment of a work for piano and orchestra. The Panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme, based on the assessments already made under point 2) above.
 
 
Chamber Music
A chamber music programme, different from the one submitted the previous year, to be played in one or more configurations, or in the musicians’ own configuration for pre-existing groups, that includes two pieces in different styles. The pieces shall be prepared in full; the panel may request the performance of all or part of the submitted programme. It is not allowed to present more than one piece for the formation of duo.
 
Composition
The examination is held in two parts: the assessment of each part will count towards the determination of the final examination grade. The parts are as follows:
1.         Public performance of a composition by the candidate, written expressly for the examination during the first year of the course, in accordance with the indications of duration and ensemble determined by the Panel’s President in agreement with the instructor. Students are required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts, in hardcopy and in digital version) by no later than the date established and made known at the start of the academic year. The performance is usually scheduled in the month of May on the occasion of the end-of-year recitals. The Commission will assign a grade that will be taken into account in the final grade.
2.         Interview with the Examination Panel; summary assessment of works done during the course, and extemporaneous discussion of subjects proposed by the Panel, suggested by the works the candidate has submitted, or entirely independent of them.
 
The official results of the examinations will be made known by the Academic Secretary (Segreteria Didattica) via e-mail.
In the event of failure to pass the confirmation examination, the unconfirmed student shall be entitled to re-appear for admission to the master courses only after one academic year has passed after the one during which he or she was not confirmed.
 
Chamber Music Master Class (strings and piano)
Students enrolled in the solo instrument courses will have to take Chamber Music examination in the second year of the course, which must be passed in order to be admitted to the diploma examination. The test will consist of performance of a trio, quartet, or quintet, working with other students in the courses.
During the 2018-19 academic year, the examination will be prepared as part of a Master Class held by Maestro Andrea Lucchesini and organized in five sessions aimed at the performance of two public concerts scheduled at the Sala Casella of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana. These concerts will have the validity of complementary Chamber Music Examination.
Students who are simultaneously enrolled – or who have already earned diplomas – in the Accademia’s principal Chamber Music course are exempted from this examination. For students from the instrumental courses who collaborate with a group from the principal Chamber Music course for the preparation of a performance in the diploma examination, such performance shall have the validity of complementary Chamber Music examination.
Chamber Music courses attended in other institutions cannot be considered for the purposes of the exemption.
 
DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS
Programmes and general regulations
Composition
The examination is held in two parts:
1.    public performance of a composition by the candidate, written expressly for the examination, in accordance with the indications of duration and instrumentation determined by the President of the Accademia in agreement with the instructor. Diploma candidates are required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts, in hardcopy and in digital version) by no later than the date established and made known at the start of the academic year.
2.    interview with the Examination Panel; summary assessment of works done during the course, and extemporaneous discussion of subjects proposed by the Panel, suggested by the works the candidate has submitted, or entirely independent of them.
 
Violin and Cello
Diploma Concert
Public performance of a concert programme composed of a piece for solo instrument or another virtuoso piece with or without piano accompaniment, a sonata and concert chosen by the President of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from among three entirely different possible proposed programmes, which the applicant shall submit to the office of the President by no later than the date communicated at the start of the academic year. The chosen programme shall be made known to the applicant 30 (thirty) days prior to the diploma concert. The programme shall have the duration of one hour and shall be performed in full. Concertos and solo pieces must be performed from memory.
The concert programme will also include the performance of a short piece that shall be assigned by President of the Accademia 30 (thirty) days prior to the date of the examination.
 
Piano
Diploma Concert
Public performance of a concert programme composed of at least three important pieces from the instrument’s repertoire, chosen by the President of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from among the three entirely different possible proposed programmes, which the applicant shall submit to the office of the President by no later than the date established and made known at the start of the academic year. The pieces in each proposed programme must be in different styles. The chosen programme shall be made known to the applicant 30 (thirty) days prior to the diploma concert. The programme shall have the duration of one hour, shall be performed in full and from memory.
The concert programme will also include the performance of a short piece that shall be assigned by President of the Accademia 30 (thirty) days prior to the date of the examination.
 
Chamber Music
Preliminary audition
Performance and interpretation of one or two movements of a trio, quartet, or quintet of average technical difficulty, assigned by the Panel four hours prior to the examination, to be studied behind closed doors individually for two hours and rehearsed in a further two-hour. The rehearsal may be attended by a member of the examination Panel. After the performance, the Panel may ask the diploma candidates to give a brief example of rehearsal of the piece.
 
Final public audition (individual diploma)
Diploma Concert
Public performance of an approximately one-hour chamber music programme composed as follows:
§ one sonata (duo),
§ one or more pieces to be performed in one or more configurations, from trio to quintet.
One of the aforementioned compositions shall be by a modern or contemporary composer.
The groups must be composed of students enrolled in the courses.
 
Final public audition (pre-existing groups)
Diploma Concert
Public performance of a chamber programme composed of three pieces in different styles written for their configuration.
 
The judgments expressed by the examination Panels for admissions, promotions, and diplomas are final and without appeal.
 
Diplomas in Master Courses in Music Studies issued by Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are acknowledged by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
The Ministerial Decree of 13 February 1996 on rankings for teaching (a musical instrument) at middle school awards 3 points to the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia diploma for the instrument to which the ranking refers; if the diploma is for an instrument other than that to which the ranking refers, or regards chamber music, 1.5 points are awarded.
Ministerial Circular prot. no. 1672-07/10/2002, on the rankings for teaching at Conservatories awards the Accademia diploma 4 points for the teaching to which the ranking refers; 2 points for other teaching.
 
INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
Academic Secretary (Segreteria Didattica).
All requests and communications to the Segreteria Didattica shall be e-mailed to didattica@santacecilia.it.
For quicker handling, please specify the purpose of your request.
To speak directly with Segreteria Didattica personnel, please request an appointment via e-mail, specifying the reason for the request.
 
Certificates
Requests for certificates shall be sent to the Segreteria Didattica at least 10 working days ahead of the delivery date, using the certificates request form.
 

 

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