Jazz Violin

Master of Music

Master courses are customized around each student for in-depth study of contemporary styles and languages, including experimental ones, and the development of their own artistic personality with individual Jazz Violin lessons.

Ensembles aimed at both recording and concert artistic productions, in collaboration with internationally renowned jazz musicians, aiming to a subsequent insertion into the job market.

Duration 2 years

Attendance Approximately 300 hours per year of classes, on a mostly biweekly basis concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

It is a limited students number course, open to a maximum of 5 students per year, coming from Saint Louis 1st Cycle Academic courses or selected through audition.

Path entirely oriented to the instrumental practice of Jazz in small, medium and large ensembles, with internationally renowned jazz musicians guests in the bands, both in concerts and in recording productions. Each postgraduate student will graduate having released his/her own original recording, distributed on streaming platforms.

  • Jazz violin: A total of 70 hours of one-on-one classes, with one or more teachers per year, chosen by the student, for personalized stylistic specialization.
  • Jazz improvisation: Evolution of the jazz language in a contemporary key with the leaders of Italian jazz such as Ramberto Ciammarughi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Giammarco, Umberto Fiorentino.
  • Professional Jazz Ensamble: Concerts at Festivals and Theaters with guest soloists of national and international repute, with rehearsals concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days. In recent years Paolo Fresu, Aaron Parks, Kurt Elling, Peppe Servillo, Javier Girotto, Rosario Giuliani, Fabrizio Bosso, Vince Mendoza have been special guests.
  • Jazz Composition: Creative craft workshop aimed at composing, processing and arranging original concert and recording productions for medium and large ensembles.
  • Recording production: Each trainee will have the recording studio to produce his/her own original art project, in collaboration with the postgraduates of vocal and electronic music courses and led by an artistic producer of the Jazz Collection label.

At the end of the 2nd Cycle academic two-year period, the student can complete his/her specialization studies with a specialization Master program (acknowledged by the Ministry of Education).

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • Jazz violinist for live performance and recording session
  • jazz arranger for small, medium and large formations
  • Public competitions for music teaching (upon reaching the 24 university or academic credits in anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in teaching methodologies and technologies)

Marcello Sirignano

Matteo Cristofori

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ACCORDION JAZZ

INSIGHTS

Master academic courses includes two types of ensembles every year, a permanent ensemble that rehearses all year round and holds concerts in clubs in Rome with the teacher as part of the band and a great line-up that concentrates rehearsals in one or two full-immersion weeks for concerts in Theaters and recording productions with international guests.

  • Special Guest Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsals concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days and subsequent concert with international artists. In recent years, the two-year postgraduate students have performed alongside Aaron Parks, Gegè Telesforo, Greg Hutchinson, Tollak, Roberto Gatto, Rosario Giuliani, Peppe Servillo, Vince Mendoza, Paolo Fresu, Javier Girotto, Frabizio Bosso, Gianluca Petrella.
  • Professional Jazz Ensemble: High profile ensemble, highly demanding repertoires, interplay and improvisation, fortnightly meetings with Rosario Giuliani, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Gegè Telesforo, Javier Girotto, Dario Deidda, Fabrizio Sferra, Paolo Damiani, Amedeo Tommasi, Maurizio Giammarco, Vincenzo Presta, Natalio Mangalavite, Roberto Tarenzi.

REQUIREMENTS: Three-year undergraduate academic degree already completed or to be completed by the February session (conditional registration).

  1. See the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking on Download Study Plan.
  2. Realize the video clips for the pre-selection: Record one or more videos containing 3 songs, performed by you in a group (minimum trio) that are representative of your artistic activity. The files must be uploaded to YouTube or other similar web portals and indicated as a link on the application form.
  3. Fill out the application and send links to the video clips: You can apply for the entrance exam for Level I and II academic courses from Feb. 3 to April 30 (by clicking on the “enroll” button in the upper right corner). 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. Sit the admission tests: Admission tests are held in two consecutive days.

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.

Dal 2012 il Saint Louis partecipa al programma Erasmus+ che offre la possibilità ad ogni studente di livello Accademico di realizzare dei periodi di mobilità in altri Istituti di Alta Formazione Musicale Europei ed Extra-Europei per progetti di studio o di tirocinio.

Ogni studente potrà dunque usufruire di un massimo di 12 mesi di studio o tirocinio all’Estero per ogni ciclo di studio (12 mesi max nel triennio, 12 mesi max nel biennio), scegliendo la propria meta tra una ampia ed eccellente offerta di Partner esteri che il Saint Louis ha istituito e consolidato nel tempo.

Progetti internazionali speciali: 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 JAZZ

INSIGHTS

Master academic courses includes two types of ensembles every year, a permanent ensemble that rehearses all year round and holds concerts in clubs in Rome with the teacher as part of the band and a great line-up that concentrates rehearsals in one or two full-immersion weeks for concerts in Theaters and recording productions with international guests.

  • Special Guest Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsals concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days and subsequent concert with international artists. In recent years, the two-year postgraduate students have performed alongside Aaron Parks, Gegè Telesforo, Greg Hutchinson, Tollak, Roberto Gatto, Rosario Giuliani, Peppe Servillo, Vince Mendoza, Paolo Fresu, Javier Girotto, Frabizio Bosso, Gianluca Petrella.
  • Professional Jazz Ensemble: High profile ensemble, highly demanding repertoires, interplay and improvisation, fortnightly meetings with Rosario Giuliani, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Gegè Telesforo, Javier Girotto, Dario Deidda, Fabrizio Sferra, Paolo Damiani, Amedeo Tommasi, Maurizio Giammarco, Vincenzo Presta, Natalio Mangalavite, Roberto Tarenzi.

REQUIREMENTS: Three-year undergraduate academic degree already completed or to be completed by the February session (conditional registration).

  1. See the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking on Download Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application for admission: You can submit your application for the entrance exam for Level I and Level II academic courses from Feb. 3 to April 30 (by clicking on the “enroll” button in the upper right corner). Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. 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.
  4. Sit the admission tests: Admission tests are held in two consecutive days.

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.

Dal 2012 il Saint Louis partecipa al programma Erasmus+ che offre la possibilità ad ogni studente di livello Accademico di realizzare dei periodi di mobilità in altri Istituti di Alta Formazione Musicale Europei ed Extra-Europei per progetti di studio o di tirocinio.

Ogni studente potrà dunque usufruire di un massimo di 12 mesi di studio o tirocinio all’Estero per ogni ciclo di studio (12 mesi max nel triennio, 12 mesi max nel biennio), scegliendo la propria meta tra una ampia ed eccellente offerta di Partner esteri che il Saint Louis ha istituito e consolidato nel tempo.

Progetti internazionali speciali: 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

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.

REQUIREMENTS: Three-year undergraduate academic degree already completed or to be completed by the February session (conditional registration).

  1. See the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking on Download Study Plan.
  2. Realize the video clips for the pre-selection: Record one or more videos containing 3 songs, performed by you in a group (minimum trio) that are representative of your artistic activity. The files must be uploaded to YouTube or other similar web portals and indicated as a link on the application form.
  3. Fill out the application and send links to the video clips: You can apply for the entrance exam for Level I and II academic courses from Feb. 3 to April 30 (by clicking on the “enroll” button in the upper right corner). 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. Sit the admission tests: Admission tests are held in two consecutive days.

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.

Dal 2012 il Saint Louis partecipa al programma Erasmus+ che offre la possibilità ad ogni studente di livello Accademico di realizzare dei periodi di mobilità in altri Istituti di Alta Formazione Musicale Europei ed Extra-Europei per progetti di studio o di tirocinio.

Ogni studente potrà dunque usufruire di un massimo di 12 mesi di studio o tirocinio all’Estero per ogni ciclo di studio (12 mesi max nel triennio, 12 mesi max nel biennio), scegliendo la propria meta tra una ampia ed eccellente offerta di Partner esteri che il Saint Louis ha istituito e consolidato nel tempo.

Progetti internazionali speciali: 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 SONGWRITING + FILM TV SCORING + MUSICA APPLICATA + LIVE ELECTRONICS + MUSIC PRODUCTION + MIX E MASTERING

INSIGHTS

REQUIREMENTS: Three-year undergraduate academic degree already completed or to be completed by the February session (conditional registration).

  1. See the Study Plan and Admission Tests: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking on Download Study Plan.
  2. Fill out the application for admission: You can submit your application for the entrance exam for Level I and Level II academic courses from Feb. 3 to April 30 (by clicking on the “enroll” button in the upper right corner). Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. 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.
  4. Sit the admission tests: Admission tests are held in two consecutive days.

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.

Dal 2012 il Saint Louis partecipa al programma Erasmus+ che offre la possibilità ad ogni studente di livello Accademico di realizzare dei periodi di mobilità in altri Istituti di Alta Formazione Musicale Europei ed Extra-Europei per progetti di studio o di tirocinio.

Ogni studente potrà dunque usufruire di un massimo di 12 mesi di studio o tirocinio all’Estero per ogni ciclo di studio (12 mesi max nel triennio, 12 mesi max nel biennio), scegliendo la propria meta tra una ampia ed eccellente offerta di Partner esteri che il Saint Louis ha istituito e consolidato nel tempo.

Progetti internazionali speciali: 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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