Established under the Ministerial Decree 382/2018 by the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research
Intensive foundation course in Jazz Piano, preparing to the admission to first cycle academic courses. The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student's entry level and study ability.
Skills are acquired in the following areas:
The first cycle academic courses prepare for the professions of:
artist and band leader of original projects
jazz pianist for live performances and recording sessions
arranger for small and medium ensembles
music producer .
music author for sonorizations and music applied to images
The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:
The Pre-academic Courses do not start from scratches, they assume a previous practice on the instrument of two to three years the least.
It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject the student will be admitted to the most appropriate level based on the admission tests: for instance, it is possible to be admitted to the 3rd level of jazz piano, the second level of harmony and the first level of ear training, according to the student's entry knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.
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.
- Jazz piano test, performance of one or more pieces/exercises chosen by the student, further information requested by the Commission will be asked if needed (go to "Admission requirements and study plan" below to find out in detail the tests required for piano)
- Jazz harmony test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
- Ear training test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
- Aptitude test and motivational interview
MASTERCLASSES & VISITING ARTISTS
Kurt Elling with Rosario Giuliani | I like the sunrise | live@specialguest2017
Lenny White | masterclass@SaintLouis 2016
Gegè Telesforo - Master Class "vocal jazz concept"
Paolo Fresu | We are the music | Masterclass @ SaintLouis
Paolo Fresu - master class @ urbano47 - 2014
Robben Ford & Lello Panico MasterClass