The academic course for composition affords young musicians the attainment of a 1st Level Academic Diploma in the Artistic and Musical Higher Education (AFAM) system, equivalent to a three-year university diploma.

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.

During the Triennio the composers will progressively acquire higher level skills, achieving a mature artistic knowledge, comprehensive of the historical evolution and the compositional and analytical models within the musical language.

Great importance is given to the theoretical study, use of the principal compositional techniques, and of the most representative language in different historical epochs. Instrumentation techniques, orchestration, transcription and arrangement are all subjects that are studied particularly in-depth.

The Veretti Prize, an annual competition dedicated to young composers in Fiesole, permits the students of the advanced courses to “test” their preparation, proposing new works for a public concert, of which the preparation constitutes an important opportunity of growth and contact with instrumental students at the School.

Included among the educational goals of the advanced courses are honing relevant skills in an improvisational setting, in the digital music sector and  with a secondary common language.


The course offers the student the possibility to be hired in the following settings:
- Musical Compositions
- Musical transcriptions
- Musical arrangements


The composition 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).