Jazz trumpet course – Level II

Educational objectives

The aim of the course is:

– to train musicians who, through the technical mastery of the instrument, are able to perform pieces, taken from the various types of the jazz repertoire, with interpretative awareness both in the restitution of the formal processes and in the ability to attribute meaning;

– to train musicians who possess advanced skills in the field of jazz arrangement and composition.

At an operational level, the student who has obtained the Level II academic diploma must be endowed with:

– in-depth analytical and critical tools capable of profiting from interactions with other musical and/or musicological disciplines, as well as with other art forms;

– adequate capacity to control one’s own emotional and psycho-physical state in function of interpretative and technical-performing effectiveness;

– appropriate ability to relate with the other instruments in the ensemble.

It is also an educational objective of the course to acquire adequate skills in the field of computer music as well as those related to a second European Community language.

 

Employment prospects

  • Professional concert activity oriented towards solo performance in jazz ensembles
  • Arranger and composer for jazz ensembles
  • Cultural operator in the field of music
  • Organiser of events and musical seasons
  • Consultant and music organiser at public or private institutions

Two-year school system

Admission Level II

Reserved to students in possession of a first level academic diploma, or a degree, or a diploma from a system previously in force combined with an upper secondary school diploma. Students in possession of another equivalent qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable may also be admitted. The above-mentioned qualifications must be consistent with the chosen course.

For candidates from the three-year Jazz Trumpet course

  1. Assessment of technical skills

– major scale, major harmonic, minor melodic, minor harmonic and their modes

– arpeggios in 3 and 4 voices on major and minor scales

  1. Performance with rhythm section (drums, double bass/bass, piano) of a programme lasting approximately 25 min.

The programme must compulsorily include:

  1. a) three compositions chosen from the list below
  2. b) one free improvisation
  3. c) a solo piece
  4. d) one piece of the candidate’s choice (not from the list)

The candidate must provide the commission with 3 copies of the scores of the pieces they intend to perform in their programme and any arrangements.

 

  1. Improvisation at first sight on a harmonic structure provided by the commission.
  2. Performance at first sight of a piece of the commission’s choice
  3. General and motivational interview.
  4. Submission of Curriculum Vitae and short written statement concerning one’s aesthetic and expressive research.

Piece list:

1)            Giant Steps

2)            Moment’s notice

3)            Naima

4)            Blue in green

5)            Round midnight

6)            Chega de saudade

7)            Very early

8)            I mean you

9)            Lush life

10)         Infant eyes

 

The Commission reserves the right to interrupt the test at any time.

 

The examination will be marked in hundredths. Candidates with a mark of not less than 60/100 will be considered suitable. All candidates must have read the official admission programmes published on the Conservatoire’s website.

 

For candidates coming from three years of another musical discipline

FIRST TEST

1 Assessment of technical skills

– major scale, major harmonic, minor melodic, minor harmonic and their modes

– arpeggios in 3 and 4 voices on major and minor scales

 

  1. Performance with rhythm section (drums, double bass/bass, piano) of a programme lasting approximately 25 min.

The programme must compulsorily include:

  1. b) three compositions chosen from the list
  2. b) one free improvisation
  3. c) a solo piece
  4. d) one piece of the candidate’s choice (not from the list)

 

The candidates shall provide the commission with 3 copies of the scores of the pieces they intend to perform in their programme and any arrangements.

  1. Improvisation at first sight on a harmonic structure provided by the commission.
  2. First sight performance of a piece of the commission’s choice
  3. General and motivational interview.
  4. Submission of Curriculum Vitae and short written statement concerning one’s aesthetic and expressive research.

 

Piece list:

  • Giant Steps
  • Moment’s notice
  • Naima
  • Blue in green
  • Round midnight
  • Chega de saudade
  • Very early
  • I mean you
  • Lush life
  • Infant eyes

 

SECOND TEST

Musical competence programme

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

Enrolment

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For information on enrolment, please visit “International > Foreign Students”.
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Enrolment in years following the first

For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Registration” page
The suspension and reactivation of studies is provided for Level I and II courses only, no later than 31 July of each calendar year. Students who have not exceeded 5 academic years of suspension may request the reactivation of their career. Career reactivation cannot be requested for students who have exceeded the aforementioned number of years (the academic credits obtained will be declared obsolete and no longer valid). Career reactivation is only possible if a place is available for the current academic year.

With regard to academic career reactivation fees, please refer to the Fees and Contributions Regulations for the current academic year.

For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Enrolment” page
For information on enrolment, please visit the “Fees” page

Submission of annual study plan request

Students must submit their request for the compilation of the study plan telematically via their ISIDATA profile.

Specific instructions on how to submit the application are set out in the Vademecum updated annually and published on the Conservatoire’s website and on the ISIDATA portal under the heading “Notices”. The submission of the study plan for the 2022/23 academic year must be completed by the deadlines indicated in the official notices.

 

 

The shortened study programme is provided for three different types of student status with a minimum of 24 CFA (Academic Credits) and must be less than 60 CFA (Academic Credits):

  1. Other University: other university or AFAM institution (in accordance with recent legislation) with the student submitting a self-certification of enrolment at another university;
  2. Student Worker: submit due documentation certifying employment;
  3. Generic part-time: for students attending school at the same time. In order to submit this request it will be mandatory to access your ISIDATA profile in the ‘Anagrafica’ (Registry) section, enter your status in the drop-down menu under “Enrolled at another university”, choosing from the above three types of student status.

 

Any certificates and self-certifications must be uploaded to your student file in your ISIDATA profile.

Recognition of Credits

The procedure for requesting recognition of credits is carried out by filling out the request form to be uploaded to one’s personal ISIDATA profile under the heading ‘Fascicolo Allievo’ (Student File) by the deadline that will be indicated in the specific notice. Students may submit the request for recognition of previous activities only once in relation to the year of enrolment.

Students enrolled in subsequent years may only submit activities carried out in the previous academic year.

For further information, please refer to the specific “Didactic Regulations” and “Regulations for the awarding of Formative Credits“.

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

There are three sessions per academic year: summer, autumn and extraordinary.

Students are obliged to book by the deadlines indicated by the Registrar’s Office.

Final Examinations

In order to obtain the qualification for Level I and Level II courses, students who have acquired the required credits must pass the final examination consisting in the writing of the dissertation (Thesis) and the practical test useful to ascertain the achievement of the qualifying educational objectives of the course of study.
Booking the final examination must be made compulsorily on one’s ISIDATA profile under the heading ‘Examinations’.
At the same time, it will be compulsory to pay the ‘Graduation fee’ (by means of Pagopa service) of €30.00 by generating the payment by MAV through the ISIDATA platform under the heading ‘Fees’.

Bookings must be received in accordance with the following deadlines:
– 31 May (summer session);
– 31 August (autumn session);
– 31 January (winter session).

Students must have completed their studies at least 10 days before the final examination.

It is compulsory to submit 1 hard copy and 1 PDF/A file of the Diploma Thesis to the secretary’s office no later than 10 days before the date of the final examination. Further hard copies (tot. 4 copies) must be handed in to the commission on the day of the final examination.
Specific provisions can be found in the “Thesis Regulations”.