INTERN – Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double-bass

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 lessons regarding the principal instrument, piano lessons, courses in music theory, ear-training, harmony, analysis, music history, and laboratories in vocal and instrumental ensemble music are requirements of the curriculum. More information.

Three-year Undergraduate Degree
This degree represents a new form of musical studies in Italy, within the context of higher education, characterized by mastery of methods, disciplines, and cultural awareness, which conforms to European Standards, and is designed to prepare students for professional careers. The Undergraduate Degree is a necessary prerequisite for admission to the Master Program.  Some of the elective courses which are part of the undergraduate program curriculum should be chosen if the student desires to pursue a Master Degree.
The fundamentals of the Strings program include music theory and analysis, ear training, analysis of compositional forms, music history, piano, and choral music.  Along with the study of one’s individual instrument and its repertoire, chamber music, orchestral music, string quartets, and ensemble music for string are also part of the curriculum. Further studies include advanced piano, orchestra formations, history and technology of the instrument, techniques of contemporary repertoire, orchestral styles and techniques, music history, and history of the construction of string instruments.  Acoustics, information technology for music, expressive techniques and body awareness and the study of a European language are also required.
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 Program
The objective of the Master Program is to prepare musicians for careers as professionals through intensive and comprehensive training in all fields of technique, interpretation, composition, and the use of new technologies as applied to music.  Today’s Italian and International cultural panorama require highly qualified multi-talented musicians who are competent in all sectors of interpretation, composition, and the use of new technologies as applied to music.
Obligatory courses include: Study of the technique and repertoire of one’s instrument, chamber music, ensemble music for strings. The student may also choose additional courses from: theory and practice of the double-bass, chamber music techniques and repertoire, didactics of the instrument, communication techniques and music management, history of ancient and contemporary music, and Laboratories in orchestral formation, improvisation and composition, Baroque instruments, and stage direction. 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.