Saint Louis was founded in 1976 as a Jazz School and Jazz Club, attended by the greatest Italian and international musicians. Since the 2000s it has run the most innovative and current department for popular music

The educational training in 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, film music, jazz and electronics, in a contemporary and professionalizing vision.

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Foundation Course (Pre-academic)

Access by audition

1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

Access by audition

2nd cycle Academic Courses (Master level)

Access by audition

1st Level Master programs

Currently active Masters


Saint Louis Popular Music Department was the first in Italyin a non-state institution to be authorized by the Miur for first and second level diplomas.

Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)

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.

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

1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

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

Three-year First Cycle academic diploma on instrument
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.

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


Song Writing

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2nd cycle Academic Courses (Master level)

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 instrument
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.


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


Music Production
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Specialization path that takes the student to look through the vision of a Music Producer. Each students 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, working on their own and on behalf of external help. Each student is educated to acquire full knowledge of the historical evolution of music production and also the techniques for making products for the record industry and media.

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Song Writing

Development of creative professionalism through stylistic song-writing and personal research in creative song-writing.

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1st Level Master programs

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Popular Music

Big Band with antonio SolimeneMaster dedicated to the improvement and specialization of future composers of film music. The training course aims to highlight the different roles of the film music composer and provide the tools to be able to deal with a sonorization, a soundtrack and applied music in general.

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Master in Music Business

recording studioThe Master aims to prepare students for professions as management of artists, groups and bands; show management expert, promotion of music, recording and editorial management of artistic products, planner of music marketing strategies, through a training project based on the main characteristics and experiences of the music industry in its many forms

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Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)

Study track aimed to the admission to the Popular Music first cycle of academic courses; the duration varies from one to three years depending on the self-preparation of each student showed at the admission test. The course covers: individual lessons of pop-rock instrument and singing, analysis of 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.

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

miurPre-academic course with limited number of places, 90 places available

1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

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

Three-year First Cycle academic diploma on instrument
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.

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


Song Writing

Development of creative professionalism through stylistic song-writing and personal research in creative song-writing.

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miurLimited number for academic courses: a total of 20 students are selected every year to enter the different departments.

2nd Cycle Academic courses (Master level)

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 instrument
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.


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


Music Production
lesson at saint louis

Specialization path that takes the student to look through the vision of a Music Producer. Each students 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, working on their own and on behalf of external help. Each student is educated to acquire full knowledge of the historical evolution of music production and also the techniques for making products for the record industry and media.

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Song Writing

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miurStudents with an academic diploma or first level degree can access it.

Master's degree

Select a Masterfor more information, to see the study plan and admission requirements.

Popular Music

Big Band with antonio SolimeneMaster dedicated to the improvement and specialization of future composers of film music. The training course aims to highlight the different roles of the film music composer and provide the tools to be able to deal with a sonorization, a soundtrack and applied music in general.

READ MORE

Master in Music Business

recording studioThe Master aims to prepare students for professions as management of artists, groups and bands; show management expert, promotion of music, recording and editorial management of artistic products, planner of music marketing strategies, through a training project based on the main characteristics and experiences of the music industry in its many forms

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miurThe Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list

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