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Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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Composition Course

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Teacher: Ivan Fedele
 
2020-2021 MASTER COURSES: REGULATIONS
 
COMPOSITION COURSE
 
ADMISSION
Admission requirements
·         The three-year course is open to Italians and to foreign citizens of any nationality no more than 35 years of age.
·         Candidates must possess a 1st or 2nd Level Degree or Conservatory Diploma (old Italian system) earned in the discipline for which they are applying. If the degree was obtained abroad, it will be considered valid if it has been declared equivalent to a Conservatory diploma; it is the responsibility of any student admitted to a course to obtain the equivalence of the foreign qualification, pursuant to applicable Italian laws.
 
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 instructor and the President of the Accademia.
Provided that the above requirements are met, admission to the course is subject to an entrance examination.
 
Applications for admission
Applications for admission must be submitted online using this form by no later than 30 September 2020
Proof of the application being successfully sent will consist of the e-mail notification sent by the Accademia.
 
The following documents must be attached to the online application:
·         diploma certificate; 
·         artistic CV;
·         examination programme chosen (list of presented works)
·         photocopy of passport or identification document; 
·         proof of payment of the examination admission fee.
 
Entrance examination procedures and programme
Assessment by the Examination Panel of the compositions submitted by the candidates, and discussion of the topics proposed by the examination Panel. Candidates are required to submit 3 scores composed for different ensembles in PDF format. Candidates may attach to the scores any recordings of these compositions, if available.
Scores and any recordings should be sent via Wetransfer to didattica@santacecilia.it from 01 to 30 September 2020.
 
Entrance examinations shall be held remotely on 29 October 2020
Candidates will be e-mailed the convocation notice to the examination, indicating platform and connection procedures. The candidate shall ensure that the scores submitted for admission may be viewed remotely during the examination.
 
ATTENDANCE
Every course year is organized in twenty days of lessons plus participation in the artistic activities included in the course curriculum.
Inability to attend one or more scheduled lessons shall be made known, as far in advance as possible, to the instructor and to the academic secretary by e-mail to didattica@santacecilia.it.
Repeated, unjustified absences may result in exclusion from 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 will have to be resubmitted for the subsequent year, and the corresponding examination will have to be taken.
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.).
 
 
CONFIRMATION AND PROMOTION EXAMINATIONS
At the end of each year of attendance, students shall take an examination for confirmation and promotion to the subsequent course year, with the programmes indicated below:
 
Promotion from course year I to II
The examination consists of two parts; assessment of each part shall go towards determining the final examination grade. The parts are the following:
1.      public performance of a composition by the student, written expressly during the first course year, in accordance with the indications of duration and instrumentation determined by the President in agreement with the instructor. The student is required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts) by no later than the date established and announced at the start of the academic year. The performance is normally scheduled on the occasion of the end-of-year recitals. The Panel will assign a grade to be taken account of in the final judgment;
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 student has submitted, or entirely independent of them.
 
Promotion from course year II to III
The examination consists of two parts; assessment of each part shall go towards determining the final examination grade. The parts are the following:
1.      public performance of a composition by the student, written expressly during the first course year, in accordance with the indications of duration and instrumentation determined by the President in agreement with the instructor. The student is required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts) by no later than the date established and announced at the start of the academic year. The performance is normally scheduled on the occasion of the end-of-year recitals. The Panel will assign a grade to be taken account of in the final judgment;
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 student has submitted, or entirely independent of them.
 
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.
 
DIPLOMA EXAMINATION
The examination is held in two phases:
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 in agreement with the instructor. Diploma candidates are required to deliver complete and final materials for their compositions (score and parts) by no later than the date established and announced 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.
 
The judgments expressed by the entrance examination Panels, confirmations, and diplomas are without appeal.
 
PAYMENTS
Examination and attendance fees
·         € 50.00     entrance examination;
·         € 950.00    yearly attendance
·         € 100.00   confirmation examination;
·         € 250.00   diploma examination.
 
Students in arrears with their course tuition and examination fees will not be admitted to lessons or to examinations.
 
All payments, specifying as reason “Composition Course,” may be made via:
·         postal account payment
acct. no. 30406003, made out to Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione
·         wire transfer
c/c n. 9872, made out to 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
on Fondazione’s website at:
http://www.santacecilia.it/alta_formazione/tasse_frequenza.html
 
The receipt of the payment for attendance shall be sent to the academic secretary (segreteria didattica) by no later than 15 days of the date of the start of lessons.
Students may pay the attendance fee in two instalments of equal amount, the second of which to be paid by no later than 01 March.
Withdrawal from the course shall not entitle the student to be refunded what was paid.
                                                                                             
INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
Academic secretary (segreteria didattica)
All requests and communications to the academic secretary (segreteria didattica) shall be e-mailed to didattica@santacecilia.it specifying the purpose of the request for quicker handling.
To speak directly with academic secretary (segreteria didattica) personnel, please request an appointment via e-mail, specifying the reason for the request.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVAN FEDELE

Born in Lecce in 1953, he took his diplomas in piano and composition at the Milan Conservatory "G. Verdi" and completed his training at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Franco Donatoni.
Holding over 160 titles, Ivan Fedele’s catalogue include Antigone, an opera commissioned by Florence’s Teatro Comunale for the opening of Maggio Fiorentino 2007, which won the 27th “Franco Abbiati”, a prize awarded by the Associazione Critici Musicali Italiani.
In addition to his prolific production of chamber works, he has written numerous compositions for orchestra, symphonic/vocal works, concertos for solo instrument, and electronic works.
His music has been conducted, among others, by Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Myung-Whun Chung, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin, and Antonio Pappano.
He has been awarded numerous honours for his recordings, including “Choc de la Musique 2003” awarded by the magazine Le Monde de la Musique; “Coup de Coeur 2004” awarded by Académie Charles; "Premio del Disco Amadeus 2007"; and "Premio della Critica" awarded by Musica & Dischi magazine in 2011.
Ivan Fedele’s intense academic activity has brought him to such important institutions as Harvard and Berkeley, IRCAM in Paris, London’s Royal College of Music, CNSM in Lyon and CNR in Strasbourg, HEM in Geneva and Lausanne, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Toho Gakuen School of Music and the College of Music in Tokyo.
In 2000, the French Ministry of Culture honoured him as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Lettres et des Arts.”
Since 2005, he has been an Academic of Santa Cecilia, where he currently holds the professorship in the master course in Composition.
He was also named a member of Accademia Filarmonica Romana in 2009, and of Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna in 2013.
From 2009 to 2011, he was artistic director of Milan’s Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali. Since 2012, he has been director of the Music Section of the Venice Biennale. In 2016, the Fondation de France awarded him the Prix International "Arthur Honegger" for his lifetime achievements.

www.ivanfedele.eu

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