I level Diploma LUTE
Test 1 checks instrument skills and candidate’s music experience. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.
Multiple study programs are available depending on instruments, styles, performace practices and music periods choice.
Renaissance LUTE (6, 7 or 8 courses):
1) 30 minutes music program performance chosen by the candidate including at least one music piece from each of the following groups:
a. Fantasias (or Ricercari) with high difficulty counterpoint by Francesco da Milano
b. Two dances, preferaby Pavana and Saltarello, by Pietro Paulo Borrono da Milano (Casteliono, Milano 1536)
c. One Fantasia “de consonancias y redobles” and one Pavana by Luys Milán or by another 16th-century Spanish composer (if possible played on VIHUELA, even though LUTE will be accepted)
d. One ricercare and one dance by Italian composers from the second half of the 16th-century (Vincenzo Galilei, Simone Molinaro, Antonio Terzi or other Italian lute players of the same period)
e. One Fantasia and one dance by John Dowland or other English composer from Elisabethan age
2) Sight-reading of one piece in Italian tablature and of one piece in English tablature of medium difficulty.
3) Sight-reading basso continuo of a 17th-century music piece and/or of an improvisation on a basso line chosen by the commission.
Candidate who chooses a study plan focused on Baroque instruments repertoire may present a 30 minutes alternative music program (on multiple instruments too), including at least one music piece from each of the following groups:
ARCHLUTE, 10 courses LUTE and/or THEORBO:
– one toccata and one dance by Alessandro Piccinini
– one toccata and one dance by Gerolamo Kapsberger
– One music piece from tablature by Gaspar Sanz or by other Spanish composer of the same period
– One music piece by Francesco Corbetta or by other Italian composer of the same period
– One preludio and two dances from tablature by Ludovico Roncalli
11 courses BAROQUE LUTE in D (or its German type derived):
– J. S. Bach, Preludio BWV 999
– D. Kellner, two fantasias
– One music piece from Suites by S.L. Weiss
– One music piece by R. De Viseé or by other French composer of the same period.
In case of multiple instrument program other than Renaissance lute, sight-reading tablature of medium difficulty and performance of a basso continuo and/or an improvisation on a basso line chosen by the commission will be compulsory too.
The commission reserves the right to interrupt the audition at any moment.
1) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the treble clef. Difficulty level: complex rhythmics appropriate to the instrumental or vocal repertoire up until the 1900s.
2) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the seven clefs. Medium difficulty
3) Sight-singing of a melodic solfège. Short modulations and transposition (one note up or down).
4) Music dictation of a short melody with accidentals.
5) General music theory questions.
N.B.: candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with a TRPM (Theory, rhythmic and music perception) level A certification of preparatory courses (Preaccademico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini or by one of its certified partner schools, or if awarded with “Licenza di Solfeggio” certification of old-degree system (vecchio ordinamento) issued by any recognized Institution.