Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Cultural activities

Along with all its concert series and specialized training, the Accademia also engages in a broad range of activities aimed at diffusing musical culture and promoting the conservation and utilization of its extremely rich heritage, as its multi-secular history reflects. The Accademia organizes exhibitions, lesson-concerts, conferences, seminars and symposiums; it participates in international projects and publishes books – including two series for children – CDs, DVDs and multi-media projects intended both to spread musical culture throughout its wide public and to intensify scientific research conducted in the fields of music and musicology, especially within its own collections. Activities for children and young people in the Multi-media Library and Museum of Musical Instruments enrich the “Tutti a Santa Cecilia” program, inviting younger music-lovers to explore the history of the Accademia and its treasures.

The historical patrimony, which is conserved in the Archives, in the Multi-media Library and the Museum of Musical Instruments, is directly accessible on-site free of charge; much of it can also be viewed and consulted online by way of dedicated web portals.