The music school in Rome
Saint Louis College of Music… Since 1976

Saint Louis College of Music is where the passion for music meets innovation. Founded in 1976, Saint Louis is among the most renowned musical educational institutions in Europe, frequented for over 1,800 students per year, coming from all nations. It boasts a stable teaching staff composed of 120 teachers of national and international fame, chaired since 1998 by Maestro Stefano Mastruzzi.


The Saint Louis College of Music is the first private institution authorized by the Ministry of University and Research to issue first and second cycle diplomas (equivalent to bachelor's and master's degrees) in: Jazz / Popular Music / Electronic Music / Sound Engineer / Composition and Applied Music / Classical music (classical guitar).
The training offer is among the widest in Europe, with more than 360 different teachings. DIDACTICS SAINT LOUIS.

Training activities to approach the labour market

Saint Louis has created within itself aartistic agency (Saint Louis Management), 3 record series independent (Camilla Records, Jazz collection and Urban 49), and center of artistic production to support and produce the best emerging talents, with the aim of guiding them through an original artistic production in the world of work, promoting their activity with concerts in the main Italian festivals and live clubs. Also, one editorial series (Saint Louis DOC) and from 2021, within its center for studies and research on jazz, theJazz Archive in Rome number and a library media library.

Institutional objectives of the Saint Louis College of music:

  1. first and second level academic training
  2. artistic discographic and concert productions with graduating students and insertion into the world of work alongside international artists
  3. internationalization of artistic training for teachers and students
  4. dissemination of jazz and popular culture in the area through seminars and meetings open to the public
  5. development of research and digitization activities of the Italian and European cultural heritage
  6. social responsibility projects in the field of music therapy and cultural integration


The music school in Rome has four locations in the heart of the city (Rione Monti, between the Colosseum and Via Nazionale), and is equipped with 51 multifunctional classrooms and 5 recording studios for teaching and for record productions.
The headquarters of Milan occupies the building La Stilo del Bodio Center close to the lively neighborhoods of Bovisa and Isola, a creative hub within a redevelopment process of the entire surrounding area, a place that brings together different but complementary realities in the fields of creativity such as RUFA and SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design.

Awards and credits

The Saint Louis music school in Rome is the first private institution of Higher Artistic Musical Education in Italy authorized (with Ministerial Decree no. 144 of 1 August 2012 and no. 246 of 28 March 2013) to issue 1st and 2nd level academic diplomas in Jazz, Popular Music, Electronic Music, Direction and Sound Engineering and Composition, Classical Music (classical guitar) with the same legal value as Conservatory diplomas, therefore equivalent to first and second level degrees (decree no. 144 and decree no. 246).

Accreditation was obtained by the Director M ° Stefano Mastruzzi, after a long process of verification by the Ministry of Education and the University of skills, of the quality teaching and the excellent training offered over the years at Saint Louis. In July 2012, Saint Louis joined theAEC – European Association of Conservatories, an elite network of connections and comparisons between the best European Conservatories and Music Institutes.

In 1994 he was recognized by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Rome as school of cultural interest, in 2005 it obtained the Acknowledgment from the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Since 2005, Saint Louis has had the European ISO 9001-2008 quality certification and has been accredited as a professional training body by the Lazio Region.


Every year Saint Louis awards numerous scholarships to particularly deserving and talented students to attend, with significant financial benefits, first and second level academic courses, complete regulations Who.

Workshops and Master classes

Artists from all over the world have contributed to the teaching of Saint Louis over the last 47 years with meetings and seminars, including Elvin Jones, Pat Metheny, Enrico Pieranunzi, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack De Johnette, Paul Motian, John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, Maurizio Giammarco, Roberto Gatto, Danilo Rea, Giovanni Tommaso, Enrico Rava, John Taylor, Marcus Miller, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard, Dave Holland, Kenny Werner, Lee Konitz, Paolo Fresu, Peter Erskine, Jom Hall, Joe Pass, Scott Henderson, Max Roach, Mark Murphy, Carl Anderson, Elliot Zigmund, Darryl Jones, Christian Meyer, Steff Burns, Ricky Portera, Mike Stern, Rosario Giuliani, Robben Ford, Nnenna Freelon, Horacio Hernandez, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Bob Mintzer, Jojo Mayer, Dede’ Ceccarelli, Gene Jackson, Jerry Hey, Norma Winstone, Jeff Tain Watts, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Scott Colley, Joey Calderazzo, Phil Markowitz, Peter Bernstein, Nancy King, Mark Turner and many more.

Artistic Agency

The Saint Louis is Production Center, Artistic Agency of Management, a Jazz recording label and the Pop-Rock recording label, editor of the music news free-press Music in, founder of the European Jazz Contest and promotes numerous high-level activities documented within the site. Finally, the Saint Louis hosts a study and research center (, directed by Adriano Mazzoletti, for the conservation and digitization of vast audio archives, records, recordings and unpublished interviews, historical videos, in order to make this immense cultural heritage accessible by the public, in particular students and young musicians, scholars, enthusiasts, artists and musicologists.

Editorial productions

Saint Louis is the publisher of the free press of musical current affairs Music in, of the "Campus" blog and of educational manuals for study and in-depth study (Saint Louis Doc)