Learning objectives


Upon completion of their studies in the various first-level academic courses, students will have acquired the technical knowledge and specific skills to permit them to realise their artistic notions in practice.

To this end, within the courses related to specific instruments, particular importance will be given to the study of the repertoire that is most representative of the instrument– including the ensemble – and its actual practice, with the aim inter alia of developing the student's ability to interact with music groups that vary in their composition.

In the courses relating to Singing, particular emphasis is given to the study of the most representative vocal repertoire (operatic, symphonic, sacred, chamber music) and its actual practice, with the constant aim of developing the student's ability to interact within music groups that vary in their composition.

In the course on the Lied and Oratorio in German, special emphasis is given to the study of the repertoire of lieder and oratorios from the German tradition and their actual practice, with the aim inter alia of developing the student's ability to interact with music groups that vary in their composition and as a duo with piano.

In the courses in Composition, Conducting, New technologies and Sacred music, particular emphasis is given to the study of the main compositional techniques and languages that are most representative of the various historical epochs. Specific skills must be acquired in the field of instrumentation, orchestration, transcription and arrangement, or in orchestra conducting, or in the study of the electroacoustic repertoire, both contemporary and historical, and an expansion of the student's own analytical methodologies, including the history of the electroacoustic and computer technologies applied to music.

In the course in Sacred music particular emphasis is given to the study of the vocal repertoire and liturgical organ music – including the ensemble – and its actual practice, with the aim inter alia of developing the student's ability to interact with music groups that vary in their composition. Appropriate skills must also be acquired in composition in respect of chorale vocalism for the liturgy and the liturgical organ repertoire.

Finally, as regards the Level I Academic Course (not to be confused with the 2-year qualifying period) in Teaching of music and instruments, particular emphasis is given to the acquisition of the basic pedagogical and psychological tools and the study of the main instrumental and vocal techniques and compositional languages relating to music education. Appropriate skills must be acquired in respect of vocal practice and choral performance. Of particular importance is the study of vocal and instrumental technique when practised solo and in an ensemble and in historical contexts. Specific skills will be gained in the framework of instruction methods for the teaching of music and of the selected instrument or singing.

These objectivees will be achieved by promoting the development of the perceptual ability of the hearing and of memory and by the acquisition of specific knowledge regarding the organisational, compositional and analytical models of music, as well as of their interaction.

Special care must be devoted to the acquisition of appropriate techniques for postural and emotional control. At the end of the three-year period, students should have acquired a thorough understanding of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific field. In addition, with regard to the specific nature of individual courses, students should possess adequate skills as regards improvisation. A further learning objective of the course is the acquisition of appropriate skills in the field of computing as applied to music as well as skills in a second language of the European Community.