ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Foreign candidates who successfully pass their main subjects examinations and auditions are required to take an Italian Language test on September 15th 2017 (written test) and 16th (oral exam). It is mandatory to take both. All other certifications are not automatically accepted.

Friday, September 15th 2017 at 9,30am - WRITTEN TEST at Auditorium del Carmine

Friday, September 16th 2017 in the afternoon - WRITTEN TEST RESULTS will be posted on UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, September 16th 2017 - ORAL EXAM (students who passed the written test only) - room and scheduling will be announced together with the written test results

FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS

Candidates who successfully pass their main subject examinations and auditions are also required to take entrance exams in four fundamental subjects:

  1. Sight Reading and Ear Training
  2. Harmony and Analysis
  3. History of music
  4. Piano Practice

Fundamental subjects entrance exams will take place from Monday, September 18st to Wednesday, September 20rd 2017 as follows:

Monday, September 18th
10:00 Analysis (written test)
from 10:00 Piano Practice (individual auditions)
from 14:00 Harmony and analysis (individual auditions - only with successful written test)

Tuesday, September 19th
10:00 Ear Training (written test)
12:00 Music History (written test)
14:00 Ear Training (individual test)

Wednesday, September 20st
10:00 Ear Training (individual test)
10:00 Piano Practice (individual auditions)

CERTIFICATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Candidates with final preacademic certification in one or more fundamental subjects issued by an Italian Conservatorio, Istituto Musicale Pareggiato or equivalent acknowledged EU institution will have to take exams for uncertified subjects only. For any certifications issued by non-EU institutions, the candidate must provide appropriate documentation, accompanied by certified translation, stating not only the names of the subjects, but also the program actually carried out in each of them. This documentation must be received by the Secretariat by 24 August 2017 and if positively evaluated, will allow the exemption in one or more fundamental subject exams.

DEBTS AND REMEDIAL COURSES

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FURTHER INFORMATION

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FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS PROGRAMS

SIGHT READING AND EARTRAINING

Candidates for admission of Singing Master Course

Written test
1. music dictation from a recorded track. Candidates will have to complete the missing parts of a partial transcription
2. music theory questions related to the dictation track

Practice test
1. rhythmic sight reading (one and two parts)
2. sight singing (with piano accompaniment)
3. sight singing (without piano accompaniment), with rhythmic variants on the same melodic line
4. sight singing on ancient clefs (with or without piano accompaniment)
5. sight singing with lyrics (with piano accompaniment)

Candidates for admission of Jazz Master Courses

Written test
1. music dictation from a recorded track. Candidates will have to complete the missing parts of a partial transcription
2. chords and harmonic intervals identification (played at the piano)

Practice test
1. rhythmic sight reading (one part)
2. sight singing (with piano accompaniment)
3. sight singing (without piano accompaniment), with rhythmic variants on the same melodic line

All other candidates

Written test
1. music dictation from a recorded track. Candidates will have to complete the missing parts of a partial transcription
2. music theory questions related to the dictation track
3. chords and harmonic intervals identification (played at the piano)

Practice test
1. rhythmic sight reading (one and two parts)
2. sight singing (without piano accompaniment), with rhythmic variants on the same melodic line
3. sight singing on ancient clefs (with or without piano accompaniment)
4. piano sight reading of single lines from an orchestra score; candidates must know ancient clefs and transposing instruments

Teoria e Solfeggio certification is acknowledged for all Master Courses.

HARMONY AND ANALYSIS

Written test
harmonic analysis of a short piece (max duration: 3 hours)

Oral test
1) Discussion concerning harmony and analysis subjects from Syllabus di armonia e analisi.
2) Analysis of one sonata form and of one fugue presented by the candidate.

Cultura musicale generale biennal certification (Traditional courses), compimento medio di Organo e composizione organistica and compimento inferiore di Composizione (Traditional courses) are acknowledged.

HISTORY OF MUSIC

Exam covers not only biographical aspects, but compositive procedures and repertoires as well.
Greeks
Christian era/Middle age
IX-XIII Centuries (Ars Antiqua)
XIV Century/Ars Nova (Humanism)
XV Century/Flemish (Humanism – Renaissance)
XVI Century (Humanism – Renaissance)
XVII Century (Baroque)
XVIII Century
Classicism
Romanticism
XX Century (Modern – Jazz – Contemporary – Avantgardes)

Bibliography (one chosen)
D. J. GROUT, Storia della musica in Occidente, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1984 e rist.
E. SURIAN, Manuale di Storia della musica, voll. I-IV, Milano, Rugginenti, 1991- e rist.
M. CARROZZO – C. CIMAGALLI, Storia della musica occidentale, voll. I- II, Roma, Armando, 1997- 98 e rist.
P. FABBRI – M.C. BERTIERI, Musica e società, vol. I, Milano, Mc Graw Hill, 2012

Storia ed estetica musicale biennal certification (Traditional courses) is acknowledged.

PIANO PRACTICE

a)  two pieces in different styles chosen by the candidate
b)  first sight reading

Pianoforte complementare triennal or quadriennal certification (Traditional courses) is acknowledged.

Candidates for admission of the following Master courses are exempt from piano practice test: Accordion, Classic guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Jazz (piano), Organ, Piano, Piano accompaniment and coaching, Vocal chamber music (pianists).

FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS TESTS SPECIMENS

Here you can download some tests specimens, in order to better understand the difficulty level for each fundamental subject:

Tests specimens