At the end of the course of studies to receive the First Level Academic Diploma in Jazz Piano, the students must have acquired the technical knowledge and the artistic skills necessary to allow them to concretely realize their own artistic ideas.

In order to do this, particular attention will be given to the study of the most representative repertoire of the instrument –including ensemble repertoire- and of the relative performance practices, with the goal as well to develop the student’s ability to interact within differently constituted musical groups. 

These goals are achieved thanks to the development of the perceptive skills of the ear, of memorization and the acquisition of specific skills relative to organizational, compositional and analytical models in music and their interaction.

Numerous performance occasions allow for the students in the advanced courses to “test” their preparation during a public concert, the participation of which is considered an integral part of the educational path.

At the end of the Triennio, the students must have acquired a profound knowledge of the general stylistic and aesthetic historic aspects, as well as those relative to the specific instrument of study. Furthermore, with reference to the specificity of each single course, the student must possess adequate skills regarding the field of improvisation. Acquisition of adequate skills in the field of digital music is an educational goal of the course, as well as the mastery of a secondary common language.

The educational path benefits from the possibility of participating in the Erasmus+ program, allotting students some periods to study abroad while taking advantage of prestigious foreign professors’ presence at the School, for whom the same formula is applied.

 

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOKS 

The course offers the student the possibility to be hired in the following settings: 
- Jazz and Pop solo instrumentalist
- Jazz and Pop group instrumentalist
- Jazz and Pop orchestral instrumentalist


The jazz piano academic course is authorized by the Ministry of Instruction, University and Research with the Ministerial Decree (D.M.) n.685 from 05/08/2013 (LINK) and with the Ministerial Decree  D.M. n. 685 from 09/08/2017 n.613 (LINK) and D.M. 10.04.2018 n. 278 (LINK).