INTERN – Piano

Pre-baccalaureate Course
A program for those who do not yet possess the pre-requisites necessary for an Undergraduate University Degree Program or a Master Program.
The length of the program varies, according to the individual needs of each student.
Along with piano lessons, courses of music theory, ear-training, harmony, analysis, music history and choral music are requirements of the curriculum. More information.

Three-year Undergraduate Degree
Along with the study of the piano repertoire (solo, chamber music, and concerto repertoire) and of the relative techniques, course in chamber music, accompanying, coaching, improvisation, technique and repertoire of the harpsichord and other antique instruments, composition, history and technology of the instrument, and piano literature are part of the curriculum. Courses in acoustics, technology for music, expressive techniques, and body awareness are also required, as well as the study of a European language.
The degree program trains students for employment as soloists, in chamber music groups, in chamber orchestras, symphony orchestras, and orchestras for musical theater/opera. More information.

Two-year Master Degree
Along with the study of the piano repertoire, each year students are required to attend two more courses: ensemble and chamber music (vocal and instrumental), and Piano-Orchestral Repertoire (or the repertoire for four hands/two pianos). Students must  choose two more courses as well each year, the first from contemporary music, communication techniques and music management, show business law and legislation, figured bass techniques and orchestra laboratory I, improvisation and composition I, and body awareness techniques; the second from organ, transcription and elaboration techniques, figured bass techniques and orchestra laboratory II, improvisation and composition II, and music library studies.
There are at present 19 Piano classes (approximately 120-130 students) at the Luca Marenzio Conservatory – students from all of the above-mentioned courses participate.  Given the number of professors and the diversity of their experience and professional backgrounds, the Conservatory is able to meet the needs of students interested in all types of repertoire and to develop personalized study plans. More information.

One-year Non-academic Course
Along with the study of instrumental techniques and repertoire, students are free to attend all courses and Labs offered in the Degree Programs.  They will not participate in exams, but will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. More information.