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Educational goals

Students completing required courses for the first level Academic Diploma in Composition will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to express their interpretative personality. To meet this goal, students will study closely the main compositional techniques and idioms that are most representative of various historical periods and specific professional expertise in instrumentation, orchestration, transcription and arrangement, while developing perceptual abilities in aural training and memorization. In addition, students will learn about the various models of music analysis and their evolution. Upon completion of the three-year degree, students will have attained in-depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area of composition. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.

Employment prospects

The course offers students career openings in the following fields:
– music composition
– music transcription
– music arranging

Entrance Examination Program

Test 1 checks candidate’s skills in the context of composition and/or conducting. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.

Test 1
1) Three written examination in seclusion with a maximum of 10 hours duration:
a. 4-parts harmonization of an imitation bass chosen by the commission, or composition of a poliphonic music piece on 3 or 4 voices of a music line chosen by the commission.
b. Composition of a piano accompaniment on a vocal or instrumental melody line.
c. Composition of a piano piece on a given music theme.
2) Presentation of at least one original composition for vocal or instrumental ensemble.

Test 2 (for Composition, Choir conducting, Orchestra conducting, Instrumentation)
1) Piano sight-reading of a music piece for multiple instruments chosen by the commission
2) Interview over theoretical fundamentals of music composition

Test 2 (Score reading)

1) Performance of a Three part invention by J. S. Bach
2) Performance of a sonata chosen by the candidate among Haydn, Mozart, Clementi and Beethoven op. 49
3) Sight-transposing, maximum one pitch up or down, of an easy piece chosen by the commission.

N.B. candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with one of the following:

– Score reading final certification of pre-college courses (Propedeutico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini;
– Score reading level B certification of preparatory courses (Preaccademico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini;
– “Licenza di Lettura della partitura” (fourth-year or higher) certification of old-degree system (vecchio ordinamento) issued by any Italian recognized Institution.

Pianist candidates awarded with one of the followings shall perform only test 3) (Sight-transposing):
– “Compimento inferiore di Pianoforte” certification of old-degree system (vecchio ordinamento) issued by any Italian recognized Institution;
– Piano final certification of pre-college courses (Propedeutico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini;
– Piano level B certification of preparatory courses (Preaccademico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini.

Motivational interview.

Year 1
E = Exam ID = Suitability
S.A.D.
Subject
Typology
Lesson type
Exam type
Hours of lesson
Cfa
COMI/01
Core subjects
Laboratory
ID
45
4.0
CODI/20
Core subjects
Group
E
25
3.0
COTP/06
Core subjects
Collective
E
40
6.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
22
14.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
16
8.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
22
10.0
COTP/02
Specific subjects
Individual
E
20
7.0
COME/05
Related and supplementary subjects
Collective
E
16
2.0
Total CFA year 1 : 60
Year 2
E = Exam ID = Suitability
S.A.D.
Subject
Typology
Lesson type
Exam type
Hours of lesson
Cfa
CODM/07
Core subjects
Collective
E
30
4.0
CODM/04
Core subjects
Collective
E
36
4.0
CODI/20
Core subjects
Individual
E
25
5.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
22
14.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
16
7.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
22
10.0
COTP/02
Specific subjects
Individual
E
20
6.0
COME/05
Related and supplementary subjects
Collective
E
16
2.0
CODL/02
Conoscenza lingua straniera
Collective
E
30
2.0
Total CFA year 2 : 60
Year 3
E = Exam ID = Suitability
S.A.D.
Subject
Typology
Lesson type
Exam type
Hours of lesson
Cfa
CODM/07
Core subjects
Collective
E
30
4.0
CODM/04
Core subjects
Collective
E
36
4.0
CODM/03
Specific subjects
Collective
E
30
5.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Individual
E
30
14.0
CODC/01
Specific subjects
Group
E
18
10.0
COTP/02
Specific subjects
Individual
E
20
7.0
CODI/06
Related and supplementary subjects
Individual
ID
18
4.0
Total CFA year 3 : 60
Total CFA : 180

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