Maestro Collaboratore Course – Level II

Educational objectives

The course aims at training musicians who, through technical mastery of the instrument, are able to perform pieces, taken from the opera repertoire, with interpretative competence both in the restitution of formal processes and in the ability to attribute meaning. At an operational level, the student who will have obtained the Level II academic diploma will have to possess advanced skills in the field of: accompaniment and piano collaboration in conducting, concerting, vocal parts in opera theatre, composition, improvisation, and direction of musical performances. Furthermore, the student who has obtained the Level II academic diploma must be equipped with: in-depth analytic and critical capabilities in order to benefit from interactions with other musical and/or musicological disciplines, as well as with other art forms; adequate abilities to control one’s own emotional and psycho-physical state in function of interpretative and technical-executive effectiveness. 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 activity oriented towards the functions of piano accompanist, orchestrator of vocal parts and collaborator of the conductor in the opera house
  • Concert professional activity oriented towards performing in chamber and ensemble groups
  • Cultural operator in the field of music
  • Organiser of events and musical seasons
  • Consultant and musical organiser at public or private institutions

Two-year school system

Characterising programmes

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.

– Performance of a Symphony, or Overture, or Intermezzo from an Opera of the candidate’s choice.

– Performance of an Opera aria, hinting at the sung part with the voice.

– Performance of a piece for voice and piano chosen by the candidate. An aria including recitative and cabaletta is preferred.

– Reading test at first sight.

– Oral test: motivational interview of the candidate.

– Evaluation of the candidate’s curriculum vitae. The commission may listen to the programme in part or request the repetition of any passage. External candidates must present themselves with their own accompanying pianist if the programme provides so.

The examination is 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.

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The detailed timetable for the admission examinations will be published in a separate notice.


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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


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.


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”.