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This page summarizes the main information on the Conservatoire’s didactic activities describing the type of courses, access and attendance methods, access to exams and further useful information for students on the use of classrooms, request for credit awards, international and scholarships programmes.

Instrumental start-up laboratories

The Laboratories are aimed at basic musical and instrumental training and possibly at admission to preparatory courses. The maximum age to enroll is 16 years old by the deadline for submitting applications.

Access is via an aptitude test and the assignment of the instrument will be decided by the Conservatory, on the basis of available places. The Laboratories last one year with the possibility of re-enrollment up to a maximum of three years in total. The offer includes 50 hours per year, divided between 25 hours of instrumental lessons (individual) and 25 hours of theory lessons (collective).

Preparatory courses

The preparatory courses, activated starting from the a.y. 2019/2020, are aimed at preparing the student for the admission exam to the three-year period. Their attendance guarantees the acquisition of the necessary skills to be able to access the three-year period without educational debits, after passing the relative entrance exam.

Access to the preparatory courses requires passing an entrance exam aimed at verifying the musical aptitudes of the candidate, who must demonstrate that he possesses advanced technical preparation relating to the discipline of address, together with a musical theoretical competence. The maximum duration of the courses is set at three years. Attendance is compulsory to the extent of 80% of the lessons of each discipline.

Academic courses (Levels I and II)

Overall structure and curricula
Level I academic diploma [Bachelor’s degree] courses (“Triennio”) and Level II (“Biennio”) are structured around a university model: to achieve this qualification, you will require 60 credits for every academic year. There are curricula in place for each course (Offerta formativa) specifying the classes you must take, the number of credits for each one and the examinations you need to sit. Every year, as well as obligatory classes, you must choose one or more minors to reach a total of at least 60 credits. You can choose from a list of free courses which is published every year; you can also choose any other class taught at the Conservatory, as long as there are available places. 

Electronic register

After registering, you will receive the credentials to enter your electronic register, through the student area, with which you will be able to: receive communications, consult your study plan, check the attendance/absence percentage and book exams.

Lessons and absences.

To obtain credits for each subject or to be able to sit an examination, you need to attend a sufficient amount of lessons: the minimum attendance level is 80%.

Repeated classes and courses over the prescribed time

The number of lessons for each year must be completed within the same academic year (usually mid October). If you have not completed the minimum number of hours required for a specific subject, you cannot take the exam or you will not be awarded the course credits (if the course does not involve an exam.) In this case, you shall repeat the course in the following year.

If at the end of the three years of the Level I course or the two years of the Level II course, you have not obtained all of the credits you need, you will not be able to take the final examination. In this case, you can register for following years as a student over the prescribed time limit (so-called “fuori corso” student).


There are three exam sessions: summer, fall, and winter. There are usually two calls per session, which are held within periods set year by year.

To take an exam, you must have attended the minimum number of lessons set down for this subject (see above). You can also take an examination after the end of the relevant academic year. Remember that you are not automatically registered for examinations: you must go to the reserved area of the website and register within the given deadlines. If you change your mind and want to cancel your registration for the exam, you must do so within 48 hours before the exam by mail to the Secretary’s Office; if you fail to do so, you will have to attend the exam and withdraw by signing the report. If you fail to attend an examination after registering for it, you will have to miss the next sessions before you can register again.

If the exam consists of a performance, give the commission the program of pieces you will be playing, in fair copy (you can download a template here).

Final examination

In order to take the final exam, you must have obtained all the credits required by the study plans.

The final exams take place in the same three sessions as for the other exams, usually in July for the summer one, in December for the autumn one and in March for the winter one. You can take the final exam within the winter session following the end of the academic year. If you want to postpone it again, you must enroll in the following academic year.

For the final exam, it is necessary to apply using the form (please visit page forms) and send it by email to respecting the deadlines defined in the academic calendar.

Original parchment of the Diploma and Diploma Supplement

When you submit your application for the final exam, you will also request the original parchment of your Diploma with the same form. As soon as it is ready, you will be contacted by the secretariat who will explain how to collect it.

While waiting for the original parchment, you will receive the Diploma Supplement in digital format, which is a supplementary document of the official qualification obtained at the end of a course of study at a university or higher education institution. The Diploma Supplement provides a description of the studies carried out and completed in 8 points, in English and Italian, developed on the initiative of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Room management

Starting from 15 October 2022, the Rossini Conservatory uses the EasyRoom online classroom management system.

Students and teachers can access using the credentials of the personal profile of the Electronic Registry and enter reservations independently based on availability.

Students can place reservations with a maximum of 5 days notice up to the last minute for a maximum of 2 hours in total per day.

Teachers are assigned classrooms from November to June for recurring lessons. Teachers are required to update actual attendance and times of use. It is possible to enter additional bookings with a maximum notice of 30 days up to the last minute.

It is recommended that you comply with the rules of use available in the guides published below.

For a complete user guide:

Credit award

If for one or more classes you already have an Italian qualification or equivalent from a foreign institute, or you have proven experience of activities carried out outside the Conservatory, you can ask for these classes to be added to your credits.

You can ask for some types of Conservatory activity – not included in the study programs – to be recognised as part of credits (for example, participation in productions and public events, or collaboration in group music classes or other).

Recognition of credits is assessed by the Course Council, based on the guidelines set down by the Academic Council.

To request it, you will have to fill in and forward the form you find on the forms page to the student office, always respecting the deadlines indicated in the academic calendar.


The Conservatory gives each student the opportunity to study abroad for a limited period of time, through the Erasmus+ project. You can participate from the second year of the three-year period onwards.

For more details you please check the International page.

Musical instruments

The Conservatory has a large range of instruments for students who request them. For more information please contact Ufficio economato.


Students enrolled in academic courses (three-year and two-year) have the possibility of accessing the facilities offered by ERDIS Marche (Ente per il diritto allo studio Universitario). During the year, always check the Calls and scholarships section so as not to miss any opportunities.

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