Orientation and PCTO

Pathways for the Acquisition of Transversal Skills and Orientation (PCTO), which characterize the educational offerings of secondary schools, fit perfectly with Saint Louis’ intention to promote artistic-musical education. Outlining themselves as pathways to accompany schooling and guidance, the proposed pathways aim to provide an in-depth understanding of the functions and roles of the main professional figures in the music industry, and as a goal the student’s informed choice of post-diploma vocational training.
Among the institutes that have entered into an agreement to implement PCTO at Saint Louis: High School of Choreography DAF, Rome – Liceo delle Scienze Umane e Liceo Musicale “Santa Rosa da Viterbo” , Viterbo – Liceo“Giordano Bruno,” Rome – Istituto di Istruzione Superione Cine TV Rossellini, Rome – Liceo Statale Rechichi di Polistena, Reggio Calabria, Liceo delle Scienze Umane/ Musicale “Isabella D’Este” di Mantova.

Classes will be held in classes consisting of a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 14 students, at Saint Louis venues with all the equipment necessary for educational conduct and a schedule of meetings that includes:

  • orientation aimed at understanding university dynamics and exploring Saint Louis’ educational offerings;
  • training in blended learning sessions, through programming that combines different tools (e-learning; classroom activities with the lecturer or subject matter expert; laboratory activities);
  • Participations in ensembles with small, medium and large Jazz/POP ensembles, as part of the band or as auditors, during classes conducted by nationally and internationally renowned teachers(Rosario Giuliani, Serena Brancale, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Cristina Zavalloni, Marco Siniscalco, Alessandro Gwis, Maria Grazia Fontana)
  • Fully online training paths.


The student, involved in group lessons and ensemble music workshops, will gain the tools of analysis, music criticism, ear development and rudimentary small ensemble arrangement skills. He or she will also be able to develop the ability to interact within a band, dealing with any issues arising from the shared study of a repertoire, with particular attention to one’s role within the band.

Through a theoretical course, students will gain an understanding of the profession of the composer of applied music in the world of video games and film. This will be followed by a project phase that will allow students to work on a given scene through the stages of a project: conception, composition, implementation and post-production.

Students will learn how to record, synthesize, sample, use loops, arriving at composing a beat according to their genre of choice, with emphasis on the stylistic refinements, synthesis, arrangement and mix techniques to be used.


Saint Louis contest dedicated to students in grades IV and V of music high schools, a creativity challenge that rewards artistic talent while providing the skills needed to develop their own musical project.

DOve FAre SOLo LA MIa muSIca is in fact both a contest and a PCTO course: starting from the musical idea, you learn how to translate and transcribe, perform and record, and finally present to the audience, a music project applied to images and/or an original piece.