CLASSIC GUITAR

BACHELOR COURSE

Classical Guitar, Level I Academic Diploma.

Development and research of one’s personal style in Classical Guitar, from Baroque music to Romanticism to 20th-century and contemporary repertoire, focus on literature for lute, vihuela, early guitar, transcriptions and performances from recordings by school leaders.

Professional ensemble workshops with renowned composers and conductors and concerts alongside them in Italian events and festivals.

Study and use of traditional and contemporary compositional techniques and arrangement for classical sections from trio to quintet to Beethovenian symphony orchestra, aimed at live record and concert productions.

Development of professional skills on sequencers and virtual instruments.

Duration 3 years

Attendance Approximately 300 hours of classes per academic year, weekly or fortnightly attendance

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

It is a limited students number course, open to a maximum of 8 students per year, coming from Saint Louis pre-academic courses or selected through audition.

Full-immersion course structured to approach the study of Classical Music from all possible angles: on the instrument, in ensemble, in orchestra, in arrangement and composition courses, in recording studio practice, in music production. The best works of the students are published by the Camilla Record label and promoted in live concerts by Saint Louis Management.

  • One-on-one classical guitar lessons, with emphasis on the postural aspect, physiology, and dynamics of movements, seeking the balance between quality of execution and as little effort as possible, to optimize the gesture.
  • Chamber Music Workshop on a biweekly basis, with leading classical artists from quintet to symphony orchestra
  • Study advances in ancient and contemporaryclassical harmony.
  • Development of one’s classical compositional style and arranging techniques for trio and quintet, rhythmic melodic paraphrase, timbral effects, form, solo seione, writing Background, Shout chorus, Resume/ variations, endings, tails, codas and interludes.
  • Personalization of one’s curriculum by choosing subjects and workshops from other departments as well, such as ensembles, orchestras, music production, a complementary second instrument, and numerous research activities that stimulate interplay, creativity, and building one’s personal musical style.

At the end of the three-year Level I academic program, the student may continue his or her advanced studies in the two-year Level II (aut. Mur) programs of Classical Music, Applied Music, Music Production.

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • Classical guitarist for live performance and recording session
  • arranger for small and medium ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

Gabriele Curciotti

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ACCORDION JAZZ

INSIGHTS

Jazz professional ensembles represent an innovation introduced in Italy for the first time right at Saint Louis, with renowned teachers who not only direct the ensemble but are part of it as soloists and instrumentalists. They represent an opportunity for extraordinary growth as students can play and confront an established artist, experience the construction of a real repertoire and perform alongside him/her in Italian Clubs and Festivals. They therefore represent a ticket to enter the world of work and an experience in the student’s artistic curriculum.

The student chooses his/her own ensemble teacher, it is also possible to participate in the ensemble with the already formed student’s band, so as to grow together.

Every year 30 different professional labs are formed, here are some of them:

  • Jazz 4et, 5et, 6et with Rosario Giuliani: Bop and hard-bop formations with the most representative Italian soloist.
  • Jazz Quartet with Ramberto Ciammarughi: Groups of experimentation and jazz in-depth approach with the great Maestro Ramberto Ciammarughi.
  • Jazz 8et with Maurizio Giammarco: JJazz, fusion, be-bop and beyond with the extraordinary Maurizio Giammarco, active on the Italian and international scene for over 40 years.
  • Jazz tango with Javier Girotto: Mixed formation of 5-8 elements to discover the original repertoire of Javier Girotto and Astor Piazzolla.
  • Jazz fusion with Umberto Fiorentino: The most contemporary Jazz with an undisputed protagonist of Jazz.
  • Jazz Trio with Fabrizio Sferra: Trio ensemble with the most prolific drummer for Italian Jazz, Fabrizio Sferra.

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

Large stable orchestral ensembles with the best talented students performing in Theaters and Festivals with internationally renowned artists:

  • Sax Ensemble with Rosario Giuliani: 5 saxophones and rhythm section for the ensemble directed by Rosario Giuliani. The ensemble will focus on a repertoire dedicated to the genius of Charlie Parker, proposing his solos, extracted from the standards that were permanently part of his live shows, and arranged with 5 voices, along with some original songs by Rosario Giuliani himself.
  • Saint Louis Combo & Big Band, conducted by M° Antonio Solimene: A great orchestral experience that leads musicians to play professionally in important locations and festivals throughout Italy, accompanying internationally renowned artists on stage.
  • Storytellers Diary by Giovanni Candia: Ensemble that provides a synthesis between electronic music and contemporary jazz, through the dialogue between electronic sound and the development of extemporization and improvisation typical of jazz.
  • Latin Louis Combo conducted by Natalio Mangalavite: 16-element ensemble, together to perform the jazz repertoire with South American and Caribbean rhythms.

Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

  • Jazz Department: Jazz improvisation courses, jazz harmony studies, jazz arrangement for rhythm section and 5 horns, arrangement for big band.
  • Popular Music Department: Music Management courses, choir writing and arrangement, Black Music, Neo-Soul, Writing and arrangement for pop orchestras, Digital Marketing, Konnakol, Ethnic Music, Creative Writing.
  • Composition and Applied Music Department: Courses in music for images, music for video games, music for films, sonorization of commercials, orchestration, traditional harmony studies, contrapuntal techniques.
  • Department of Electronic Music: Courses in electronic music, Live Electronics, Ableton, Reaktor, Max for live.
  • Sound Engineering Department: Courses in miking, mixing management, running your own home studio, mastering.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Consult the Admission Requirements and Study Plan section: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by accessing the Admission requirements and study plan section.
  2. Realize the video clips for the pre-selection: Record one or more videos containing 5 songs, performed by you in a group (trio the minimum), chosen from the list indicated under Admission within the “Admission Requirements and Study Plan” section. Videos must be uploaded on YouTube or other similar web portals and indicated as links in the application form.
  3. Fill in the application webform and insert the links to the video clips: You can apply to take part in the entrance exam to the 1st and 2nd cycle academic courses from 3rd February to 30th April. International students may apply as of January 1st every year until 30th April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  4. Wait for pre-selection results: Candidates who pass the pre-selection will be admitted to the admission tests, which will take place in June and September. International candidates can sit the admission tests earlier, from March until June.
  5. Take the admission tests on site : Admission tests are held on at least two consecutive days. International candidates can sit the tests online.

Since 2012, Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus+ program, which offers the opportunity for any Academic level student to carry out mobility periods in other European and non-European Institutes of Higher Music Education for study or internship projects.

Each student will thus be able to take advantage of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad per study cycle (12 months max in the three-year degree, 12 months max in the two-year degree), choosing their destination from a wide and excellent range of Foreign Partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

Special international projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision.

ACCORDION COMPOSIZIONE

INSIGHTS

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

  • Jazz Department: Jazz improvisation courses, jazz harmony studies, jazz arrangement for rhythm section and 5 horns, arrangement for big band.
  • Popular Music Department: Music Management courses, choir writing and arrangement, Black Music, Neo-Soul, Writing and arrangement for pop orchestras, Digital Marketing, Konnakol, Ethnic Music, Creative Writing.
  • Composition and Applied Music Department: Courses in music for images, music for video games, music for films, sonorization of commercials, orchestration, traditional harmony studies, contrapuntal techniques.
  • Department of Electronic Music: Courses in electronic music, Live Electronics, Ableton, Reaktor, Max for live.
  • Sound Engineering Department: Courses in miking, mixing management, running your own home studio, mastering.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Check the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking below on Admission Tests and Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application form:It is possible to submit an application for participation at the admission exam to I and II cycle academic courses from the 3rd of February to the 30th of April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Wait for the call and take the admission tests: The admission exam to the three-year first cycle of academic courses is divided into several tests, aimed at verifying the candidate’s personal skills and which exactly reflect the contents of the entire pre-academic path of Saint Louis.

Since 2012, Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus+ program, which offers the opportunity for any Academic level student to carry out mobility periods in other European and non-European Institutes of Higher Music Education for study or internship projects.

Each student will thus be able to take advantage of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad per study cycle (12 months max in the three-year degree, 12 months max in the two-year degree), choosing their destination from a wide and excellent range of Foreign Partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

Special international projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision.

ACCORDION TECNICO DEL SUONO

INSIGHTS

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

  • Jazz Department: Jazz improvisation courses, jazz harmony studies, jazz arrangement for rhythm section and 5 horns, arrangement for big band.
  • Popular Music Department: Music Management courses, choir writing and arrangement, Black Music, Neo-Soul, Writing and arrangement for pop orchestras, Digital Marketing, Konnakol, Ethnic Music, Creative Writing.
  • Composition and Applied Music Department: Courses in music for images, music for video games, music for films, sonorization of commercials, orchestration, traditional harmony studies, contrapuntal techniques.
  • Department of Electronic Music: Courses in electronic music, Live Electronics, Ableton, Reaktor, Max for live.
  • Sound Engineering Department: Courses in miking, mixing management, running your own home studio, mastering.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Check the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking below on Admission Tests and Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application form:It is possible to submit an application for participation at the admission exam to I and II cycle academic courses from the 3rd of February to the 30th of April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Wait for the call and take the admission tests: The admission exam to the three-year first cycle of academic courses is divided into several tests, aimed at verifying the candidate’s personal skills and which exactly reflect the contents of the entire pre-academic path of Saint Louis.

Since 2012, Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus+ program, which offers the opportunity for any Academic level student to carry out mobility periods in other European and non-European Institutes of Higher Music Education for study or internship projects.

Each student will thus be able to take advantage of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad per study cycle (12 months max in the three-year degree, 12 months max in the two-year degree), choosing their destination from a wide and excellent range of Foreign Partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

Special international projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision.

ACCORDION POP

INSIGHTS

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

  • Jazz Department: Jazz improvisation courses, jazz harmony studies, jazz arrangement for rhythm section and 5 horns, arrangement for big band.
  • Popular Music Department: Music Management courses, choir writing and arrangement, Black Music, Neo-Soul, Writing and arrangement for pop orchestras, Digital Marketing, Konnakol, Ethnic Music, Creative Writing.
  • Composition and Applied Music Department: Courses in music for images, music for video games, music for films, sonorization of commercials, orchestration, traditional harmony studies, contrapuntal techniques.
  • Department of Electronic Music: Courses in electronic music, Live Electronics, Ableton, Reaktor, Max for live.
  • Sound Engineering Department: Courses in miking, mixing management, running your own home studio, mastering.

Different formations: from trios to great orchestras, with the leading of educators that also take part of the band that will be taken to perform in Festivals and Clubs alongside famous musicians such as Lello Panico, Serena Brancale, Michele Papadia, Dario Zeno, Dario Giacovelli, Vincenzo Presta, Andrea Rosatelli, Stefano Sabatini, Antonio Solimene, Daniele Pomo.

Great orchestral formations with the best talented students cwho perform in theaters and festivals with internationally renowned artists. In recent years Special Guests such as Beppe Vessicchio, Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonella Ruggiero (Matia Bazar), Diodato, Tullio De Piscopo, Chiara Civello had participated.

  • Pop Orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Presta: Formation of over 20 elements, rhythmic section, brass section, strings, voices to host the greats of Italian and international Pop.
  • Soul Train Revolution: Inspired by the homonymous famous American music tv show, Soul Train R-Evolution is a line-up of 20 musicians whose repertoire focuses on ‘Black Music’ in its widest sense, coexisting the tradition of Soul, Funk, Jazz and African music, with elements of Neo-Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Fusion and electronic music.
  • I Love Pizza by Serena Brancale: An ensemble that is not based on vocal power or technical and instrumental virtuosity, but on the inventiveness of musicians in creating innovative sounds out of the ordinary thanks to Loop stations, keyboards, Pads, effects and laptops for rhythmic and vocoder for singers.
  • Latin Louis Combo conducted by Natalio Mangalavite: 16-element ensemble, together to perform the jazz repertoire with South American and Caribbean rhythms.
  • Synth Louis: Experimental ensemble that was born as a tribute to electronic music, synthesizers and more generally electronic musical instruments in all their forms, open to instruments, singers, drummers, electronic musicians.
  • Progressive Rock by Daniele Pomo: The history of 1970s Progressive Rock, British and Italian and contemporary Progressive: from Genesis to PFM to the last frontiers of Rock and beyond.
  • Twenty Guitars by Diego Cignitti: Ensemble composed exclusively of electric guitars that rereads the repertoire of the great history of Italian and international Rock. 20 guitars that play, explode, harmonize and dialogue. A wall of sound completely new.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Check the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking below on Admission Tests and Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application form:It is possible to submit an application for participation at the admission exam to I and II cycle academic courses from the 3rd of February to the 30th of April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Wait for the call and take the admission tests: The admission exam to the three-year first cycle of academic courses is divided into several tests, aimed at verifying the candidate’s personal skills and which exactly reflect the contents of the entire pre-academic path of Saint Louis.

Since 2012, Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus+ program, which offers the opportunity for any Academic level student to carry out mobility periods in other European and non-European Institutes of Higher Music Education for study or internship projects.

Each student will thus be able to take advantage of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad per study cycle (12 months max in the three-year degree, 12 months max in the two-year degree), choosing their destination from a wide and excellent range of Foreign Partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

Special international projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision.

ACCORDION MUSICA ELETTRONCIA

INSIGHTS

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

  • Jazz Department: Jazz improvisation courses, jazz harmony studies, jazz arrangement for rhythm section and 5 horns, arrangement for big band.
  • Popular Music Department: Music Management courses, choir writing and arrangement, Black Music, Neo-Soul, Writing and arrangement for pop orchestras, Digital Marketing, Konnakol, Ethnic Music, Creative Writing.
  • Composition and Applied Music Department: Courses in music for images, music for video games, music for films, sonorization of commercials, orchestration, traditional harmony studies, contrapuntal techniques.
  • Department of Electronic Music: Courses in electronic music, Live Electronics, Ableton, Reaktor, Max for live.
  • Sound Engineering Department: Courses in miking, mixing management, running your own home studio, mastering.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Check the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking below on Admission Tests and Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application form:It is possible to submit an application for participation at the admission exam to I and II cycle academic courses from the 3rd of February to the 30th of April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Wait for the call and take the admission tests: The admission exam to the three-year first cycle of academic courses is divided into several tests, aimed at verifying the candidate’s personal skills and which exactly reflect the contents of the entire pre-academic path of Saint Louis.

Since 2012, Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus+ program, which offers the opportunity for any Academic level student to carry out mobility periods in other European and non-European Institutes of Higher Music Education for study or internship projects.

Each student will thus be able to take advantage of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad per study cycle (12 months max in the three-year degree, 12 months max in the two-year degree), choosing their destination from a wide and excellent range of Foreign Partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

Special international projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision.

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