Pop rock drums and percussions course – Level II

Educational objectives

At the end of the studies related to the Level II Academic Diploma Course in Popular Music, students must have acquired advanced level knowledge of techniques and specific skills allowing them to concretely fulfil their own artistic idea and autonomous musical personality within the broad spectrum of different performing contexts.

To this end, particular emphasis will be placed on the study of the instrument’s most representative repertoire – including ensembles – and related performance practices, also with the aim of developing the student’s ability to interact within differently composed musical groups. These objectives are to be achieved also by favouring the development of the perceptive capacity of hearing and memorisation and with the acquisition of specific knowledge of the organisational, compositional and analytical models of music and their interaction.

Specific care must be devoted to the acquisition of appropriate postural and emotional control techniques. At the end of the two-year course, students must have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic, historical and general aesthetic aspects related to their specific address, as well as the competence to interact with other members of ensembles.

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
  • Cultural operator in the field of music
  • Organiser of events and musical seasons
  • Consultant and music organiser at public or private institutions
  • Pop/rock instrumentalist/singer/soloist
  • Instrumentalist/singer/chorister in pop/rock groups and in pop/rock orchestral ensembles
  • Recording activities for record companies and radio and television broadcasters

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.

Admission for candidates coming from Level I Electric Bass Pop Rock

The test tends to ascertain the candidate’s instrumental skills and musical maturity matured during the three-year course of the same subject at the same Conservatoire.

Technical test:

– Drum Solo nos. 7/8 Charley Wilcoxson’s method

– Performance of at least 4 pieces chosen from the list below in different styles, on original MP3s or bases with original structures or with the aid of live instrumentalists/singers.

 

Piece list:

Michael Mc Donalds “Keep forgettin”

Toto “Never enough”

Toto “Jake to the bone”

John Mayer “Perfectly lonely”

John Mayer “Gravity”

Raf “Dentro I tuoi occhi”

Michele Zarrillo “5 giorni”

Claudio Baglioni “Mille giorni di me e di te”

Claudio Baglioni “Naso di falco”

Pino Daniele “Tutta nata storia”

Pino Daniele “Sicily”

Zucchero “Wonferful world”

Dalla-Morandi “Dimmi dimmi”

James Taylor “Copperline”

Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”

Donald Fagen “Topic”

Donald Fagen “I.G.Y.”

Foo Fighters “Aurora”

Al Jarreau “We’re in this love”

Yellow Jackets “Even the pain”(Club nocturne)

Sergio Mendez “Lua soberama”

Sergio Mendez “Senhoras do amazomas”

Sting – “Seven days”

Sting . synchronicity

Sting – Englishman in N. Y.

Bruno Mars –Treasure

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

Toto – –Africa

Queen – Another One Bites the Dust

Foo Fighters – The Pretender

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Paramore – StillIntoYou

Go GooDolls – Iris

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Musa – Histerya

Santana – Smooth

Pink Floyd – Time

AC/DC – T.N.T (Live)

Megadeth – Symphony of Destruction

Aerosmith – Crazy

Avril Lavigne – Complicated

Scorpions – No One Like You

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

The police – Roxanne

Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Eric Clapton – Change The World

Madonna – Like a Virgin

Kiss – I Was Made for Lovin’ You

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Coldplay – Clocks

Rihanna – California King Bed

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes

Waiting to the world to change – J. Mayer

Via – C. Baglioni

Elton John – I’m Still Standing

Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live)

Genesis – Invisible Touch

 

  • Performance at first sight of a base with score.

 

Admission for candidates from other three-year musical disciplines.

The first test tends to ascertain the candidate’s instrumental skills and musical maturity, while the second test assesses the candidate’s theoretical knowledge of basic culture.

FIRST TEST

The first test tends to verify the candidate’s instrumental skills and musical maturity, the second test the candidate’s theoretical knowledge of basic culture.

FIRST TEST

1) Technical test: Solo for Drum Nos. 7/8 Charley Wilcoxson’s method;

2) Improvisation of a piece of the candidate’s choice to be performed with the assistance of a bass player;

3) Performance of at least 6 pieces chosen from the list below in different styles, on original MP3s or bases with original structures or with the aid of instrumentalists/live singers with relative handwritten transcription or on technological devices in use.

 

Piece list:

Michael Mc Donalds “Keep forgettin”

Toto “Never enough”

Toto “Jake to the bone”

John Mayer “Perfectly lonely”

John Mayer “Gravity”

Raf “Dentro I tuoi occhi”

Michele Zarrillo “5 giorni”

Claudio Baglioni “Mille giorni di me e di te”

Claudio Baglioni “Naso di falco”

Pino Daniele “Tutta nata storia”

Pino Daniele “Sicily”

Zucchero “Wonferful world”

Dalla-Morandi “Dimmi dimmi”

James Taylor “Copperline”

Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”

Donald Fagen “Topic”

Donald Fagen “I.G.Y.”

Foo Fighters “Aurora”

Al Jarreau “We’re in this love”

Yellow Jackets “Even the pain”(Club nocturne)

Sergio Mendez “Lua soberama”

Sergio Mendez “Senhoras do amazomas” Sting – “Seven days”

Sting . synchronicity

Sting – Englishman in N. Y.

Bruno Mars –Treasure

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

Toto – –Africa

Queen – Another One Bites the Dust

Foo Fighters – The Pretender

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Paramore – StillIntoYou

Go GooDolls – Iris

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Musa – Histerya

Santana – Smooth

Pink Floyd – Time

AC/DC – T.N.T (Live)

Megadeth – Symphony of Destruction

Aerosmith – Crazy

Avril Lavigne – Complicated

Scorpions – No One Like You

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

The police – Roxanne

Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Eric Clapton – Change The World

Madonna – Like a Virgin

Kiss – I Was Made for Lovin’ You

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Coldplay – Clocks

Rihanna – California King Bed

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes

Elton John – I’m Still Standing

Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live)

Genesis – Invisible Touch

 

4) Performance at first sight of a base with score.

 

SECOND TEST

 

Musical competence programme

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

Enrolment

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Enrolment in years following the first

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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
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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”.