POPULAR MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Saint Louis is born in 1976 as a Jazz School during the day and Jazz Club in the evening,
frequented by the greatest Italian and international jazz musicians.

Since the 2000s, the most innovative and current department for popular music has been instituted.
The training of the Department of Popular Music ranges from the origins of blues to Italian and international pop-rock music, up to the most recent productions of contemporary artists, drawing inspiration, techniques and knowledge also from transversal areas, such as classical music, music for films . jazz and electronics, in a current and professionalizing vision. Bachelor's Degree in Popular Music.

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Department of Jazz - Study plan, admission and enrollment procedures

Path aimed at admission to the first level academic courses of Popular Music; the duration varies from one to three years depending on the entry level. Individual lessons of pop-rock instrument and singing, popular music styles (Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, R&B, Jazz ...), complete cycles of modern harmony studies, ear training to develop chord succession recognition skills and melodies without the use of instruments, complementary piano and basic music technology to access subsequent courses in music production, ensemble workshops to perform several times every year in the clubs of the capital.

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At the end of the pre-academic path, students can access to:

1st Cycle Academic Courses in instrument/vocals
First cycle academic diploma in Popular music, ranging from Pop to rock-blues, from electronic jazz to contemporary fusions with ethnic music, without limits of style or languages. Throughout the educational path the students will develop and improve on the own artistic personality, technique, creativity, polyrhythm, improvised melodic and rhythmic improvisation, comping and soloing, the study of contemporary harmony and modern arrangement techniques with real instruments and Virtual Instruments.

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Popular Music (compositional / song-writing address)

Development of creative professionalism through stylistic songwriting and personal research in creative songwriting.

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At the end of the three-year academic track in Popular Music, graduated students can choose between three 2nd Cycle (Specialization) courses : Popular Music, Music Production e Song Writing

Two-year 2nd Cycle for instruments/vocals
Educational-experiential-working track of great stylistic specialization on your instrument or singing. Each student will participate in multiple orchestral ensembles with which he/she will perform in numerous professional contexts, such as festivals and theaters as sidemen of great artists, to complete his training and integration into the working world. Each student will be followed step by step while producing their original artistic projects, from writing and arrangement to rehearsals and recordings, of course, mixing and finally publication.


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for more information, to see the study plan and admission requirements.

Music Production
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Department of Popular Music, specialization path in the role of Music Producer. Each trainee will develop skills to manage music production projects at all stages of development. from creative writing, through arrangement and pre-production with real and virtual instruments, executive production, recording sessions, mixing and mastering, both on their own and on behalf of third parties. You acquire full knowledge of the historical evolution of music production and of the techniques for making products for the record industry, for the media.

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Popular Music (indirizzo song-writing)

Development of creative professionalism through stylistic songwriting and personal research in creative songwriting.

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Saint Louis Jazz Department was the first in Italy to be authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to award first and second cycle academic diplomas.