Jazz piano course – Propaedeutic

Established pursuant to Ministerial Decree 382/2018, these are statutory courses aimed at the acquisition of the skills necessary for students to gain access, after passing the entrance examination, to the Level I Academic Diploma Courses (Three-year course). The duration of the Propaedeutic Courses will not exceed three years.

At the end of the propaedeutic course, at the student’s request, a certificate will be issued attesting to the study programme carried out, the achievement of the training objectives, the tests passed and the duration of the course itself.

Propaedeutic system

Programmes

The transition from one year to the next occurs automatically.

Propaedeutic Admission

Objective: assessment of the candidate’s instrumental skills and musical maturity

Examination methods:

  1. Test of technical-instrumental skills: performance of scales and arpeggios at the candidate’s choice.
  2. Test of extemporaneous reading of simple melodies chosen by the commission.
  3. Testing of candidate’s aptitude and propensity for jazz language by performing one or two pieces of the jazz repertoire of the candidate’s choice (even if played with a classical score)

(The commission reserves the right to interrupt the test at any time)

 

Second test

Objective: assessment concerning theory, rhythm and musical perception of the candidate

 

Examination procedure:

 

Ear-training, as a minimum level the candidate must prove to be able to recognise by listening and to describe or classify some of the basic musical structures such as tonal scales, triads and intervals.

For information on admissions, please visit the “Registration” page
The detailed timetable for the admission examinations will be published in a separate notice.

Enrolment

For information on enrolment, please visit the “Registration” page
For information on enrolment, please visit “International > Foreign Students
For information on enrolment, please visit the “Fees” page

Enrolment in years following the first

For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Registration” page of the website
For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Fees” page of the website

Lessons

The Academic Year begins on 1 November of each year and ends on 31 October of the following year. The academic calendar is issued by the Director, by resolution of the Academic Council, normally by 31 May.

Each training activity may entail different methods of conduct and interaction between students and lecturers. In particular, there may be individual face-to-face lessons, collective face-to-face lessons, practice lectures, laboratories, practical, distance and intensive activities, training courses, seminars, projects, artistic productions, reports and production of texts and hypertexts, including multimedia, guided or autonomous individual study activities, tutoring, self-assessment and other activities.

Examinations

All propaedeutic course examinations take place in the summer and autumn session.

Students wishing to take the Level I admission examinations must take the examinations in the summer session only.

The examinations envisaged for the propaedeutic course that are essential for admission to Level I are:

  • the final examination of the school of reference only following an application for admission (ATTENTION! The application cannot be made from the current ISIDATA profile of Propaedeutics);
  • the certification exam of Rhythmic Theory and Musical Perception;
  • the Elements of Harmony certification exam

All further disciplines require aptitude (they are not essential for access to Level I but only for the acquisition of the final Propaedeutic Certificate).

The Propaedeutic Certificate is acquired only after taking all the examinations and aptitudes envisaged in one’s course of study.

Students who register for the admission test for Level I courses are exempt from booking examinations. The marks obtained from the proficiency tests taken in the admission exam will be evaluated both for admission to the 1st Level and simultaneously reported as a final evaluation in the Propaedeutic course, provided that the attendance obligations are met.

The examination is considered passed if the candidate achieves a mark of at least 60 hundredths.

Students who wish to acquire the Propaedeutic certificate and do not intend to continue their studies with admission to Level I must book the examinations provided for in these regulations by the dates indicated by the teaching secretariat. Students who receive a negative result in the summer session may reapply in the autumn session for a re-examination.

The exams envisaged for the propaedeutic course that are fundamental for access to Level I are

– the final exam of the school of reference

– the certification exam of Rhythmic Theory and Musical Perception;

– the Elements of Harmony certification exam.

All further disciplines require eligibility.

The Propaedeutic Certificate is acquired only after taking all the examinations and aptitudes envisaged in one’s course of study.