Pop rock singing 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

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 Pop Rock Singing

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

  1. Performance of 2 pieces (one in Italian and one in English taken from the list below) with piano or guitar accompaniment or backing tracks on a USB pendrive.
  2. Performance of 1 piece of the candidates’ choice in which they must accompany themselves.
  3. Performance of a piece at first sight: reading of the melody and possible interpretation of the acronyms.
  4. General and motivational interview

For point 1, the candidates may not accompany themselves, but with the aid of an accompanist or backing tracks. Each candidate must provide their own accompanist.

Particular attention will be paid to the pronunciation and diction of the text.

*For candidates from other Conservatoires, the commission reserves the right to submit

– other extemporaneous vocal tests (performance of vocal exercises on their own, major and minor scales, arpeggios and explanation of the purpose of the exercises as well as verification of intonation skills)

– a second test covering the other skills.

Piece list:

“C’è Tempo” – I. Fossati “Copperline” – J. Taylor

“Vacanze romane” “Overjoyed”

“Mille giorni di te e di me” – C. Baglioni “Human” – Rag’s bone man

“volami nel cuore” – Mina “All of me” – J. Legend

“Brava” – Mina “Bound to you” – C Aguilera

“Se non avessi più te” – G. Morandi “Take me to church” – Hozier

“La voce del silenzio” “Talkin’about the revolution”

“Come mi vuoi” – E. De Crescendo “Haighway to hell” – AcDc

“Luna diamante” – Mina “Wonderwall” – Oasis

“Io e te da soli” – Mina/Battisti “Creep” – Radiohead

“Ti sento” – Matia Bazar “Walk of life” – Dire Straits

“Notte prima degli esami” – A. Venditti “Yellow” – Coldplay

“Impressioni di Settembre” “Every breath you take” – Sting

“Controvento” – Arisa “You and I” – S. Wonder

“Ancora” – E. De crescenzo “One” – U2

“L’essenziale” – Mengoni “Don’t stop this train” – J. Mayer

“Non me lo so spiegare” – “T. Ferro” “I don’t want to miss a thing” – Aerosmith

“Fai rumore” – Diodato “Don’t stop me now” – Queen

“Non me ne frega niente” – Levante “I Have nothing” – W. Houston

“A te” – Jovanotti “That’s what friends are for” – B. Bacharach

“La canzone dei vecchi amanti” – vers. Battiato “Why” – R. Crawford

“Like a natural woman” – C. King

 

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

 

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

  1. Performance of 3 pieces of the candidate’s choice (of which at least one in Italian and one in English taken from list A) with piano or guitar accompaniment or backing on a USB pendrive.
  2. Performance of 1 piece of the candidate’s choice from list B) with piano or guitar accompaniment or a backing track on a USB stick.
  3. Performance of 1 piece of the candidates’ choice in which they must accompany themselves.
  4. Performance of a piece at first sight: reading of the melody and possible interpretation of the acronyms.
  5. Colloquium on technical and stylistic aspects of modern vocalism (terminology and knowledge of phonation organs and vocal warm-up and emission techniques).
  6. Performance of autonomous vocal exercises (major and minor scales, arpeggios) and, at the Commission’s request, explanation of the purpose of the exercises and verification of intonation skills.
  7. General and motivational interview

For points 1 and 2, the candidates may not accompany themselves, but with the aid of an accompanist or backing tracks.

Piece list (A):

“C’è Tempo” – I. Fossati “Copperline” – J. Taylor

“Vacanze romane” “Overjoyed”

“Mille giorni di te e di me” – C. Baglioni “Human” – Rag’s bone man

“volami nel cuore” – Mina “All of me” – J. Legend

“Brava” – Mina “Bound to you” – C Aguilera

“Se non avessi più te” – G. Morandi “Take me to church” – Hozier

“La voce del silenzio” “Talkin’about the revolution”

“Come mi vuoi” – E. De Crescendo “Haighway to hell” – AcDc

“Luna diamante” – Mina “Wonderwall” – Oasis

“Io e te da soli” – Mina/Battisti “Creep” – Radiohead

“Ti sento” – Matia Bazar “Walk of life” – Dire Straits

“Notte prima degli esami” – A. Venditti “Yellow” – Coldplay

“Impressioni di Settembre” “Every breath you take” – Sting

“Controvento” – Arisa “You and I” – S. Wonder

“Ancora” – E. De crescenzo “One” – U2

“L’essenziale” – Mengoni “Don’t stop this train” – J. Mayer

“Non me lo so spiegare” – “T. Ferro” “I don’t want to miss a thing” – Aerosmith

“Fai rumore” – Diodato “Don’t stop me now” – Queen

“Non me ne frega niente” – Levante “I Have nothing” – W. Houston

“A te” – Jovanotti “That’s what friends are for” – B. Bacharach

“La canzone dei vecchi amanti” – vers. Battiato “Why” – R. Crawford

“Like a natural woman” – C. King

“Song for someone” – U2

Elenco brani (B)

“Your song” – E. John “Riguarda noi” – Giorgia

“Giudizio universale” – S. Bersani “At Last” – E. James

“Yesterday” – Beatles “I want a little sugar in My Bowl” – N. Simone

“La donna cannone” – F. De Gregori “Luce”

“Dio come ti amo” – D. Modugno “Impressioni di Settembre”

“Rolling in the deep” – Adele

“Almeno tu nell’universo”

“Greatest Love of all”

 

Each candidate will have to provide his or her own accompanist.

Particular attention will be paid to the pronunciation and diction of the text.

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

 

SECOND TEST

 

Popular music 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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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
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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”.