Extended deadline to register for the second cycle diploma in Music Accompaniment for Dance

The course, one of a kind, will be hosted in Rome and in L’Aquila

Established in 2011 as a joint venture between the Music Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” at L’Aquila and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome, the course in Music Accompaniment for Dance – going on also in the academic year 2015-16 – has seen its graduates finding jobs as pianists for dance at private and public Institutions such as Choreutic High Schools, theatres and dance companies.

The course features practical and theoretical lessons, workshops and on-the-job training, with the attainment by the students of 120 ECTS credits. The classes and training activities will be located either at the National Academy of Dance in Rome or at the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila with the involvement of professors ob both institutions. The course is open to a maximum of 20 students. The registration deadline has been extended to September 20th, 2015.

This is the announcement published by the two Institutions


Alfredo Casella Conservatoire of L’Aquila and the National Academy of Dance of Rome
Second Cycle Diploma in Music Disciplines

Learning Outcomes and Career Prospects

This course will allow the piano accompanist to adhere and maintain the necessary professional expectations, offering the students cultural and technical skills. Upon completion of this course, the graduates will have achieved competencies in piano and composition. In addition, the graduates will specifically obtain the capability to compose, in real time, for dance. Furthermore, an in depth knowledge of historical, theoretical and operational understanding of dance, ballet, and their corresponding repertoires. The outcome of this course will permit the utilization and interaction among professionals/choreographers, students and teachers of dance. The course will offer to the students concrete employment opportunities, including, but not limited to, piano accompaniment in private and public educational institutions, in theatres and operatic venues, in dance companies.

Structure of the course

The course is comprised of: practical and theoretical lessons, laboratories and training with the commitment from the students of 120 corresponding formative credits. The lessons and any other educational activities will be located at either the National Academy of Dance in Rome or the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila with the involvement of professors ob both institutions. The course is limited to a maximum of 20 students.

Prerequisites of the Course

Diploma di piano (I cycle) or equivalent experience.
The applicant(s) must exceed the minimum requirements of the admissions exam. The results of the examination will provide a clear understanding of the applicant’s level of professional attitude and musical competence.

The entrance examination consists of: 1) ten minute performance of piano solo with a selection as chosen by the applicant, 2) first sight playing of piano reduction of a romantic ballet, 3) improvisation of 16 bars on request by the commission.

Enrollment: in Alfredo Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila (studenti@consaq.it)
Info: +39.0862.22122 (student secretary) +39.328.0649381 (prof. Alvaro Lopes Ferreira)

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