The academic course for percussion 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.

 

Young percussionists will follow a study plan structured toward facilitating their acquisition of a mature artistic awareness, a comprehensive knowledge of the vast typology of the instruments and their historical evolution, command of compositional and analytical models within the musical language, as well as an adequate technique of postural and emotional control.

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 percussionists will progressively acquire higher level skills, successfully affronting the instrument family’s most representative repertoire, both as a soloist and in ensembles, particularly attended to in the School’s orchestral ensembles specifically dedicated to the academic courses, the Orchestra Galilei and in the chamber groups, with wind instruments and in various combinations.

The significant experiences in orchestra bring the young percussionists in contact with musicians at the ground floor; chamber music is an important moment of individual growth, that allows for experimentation and refining the learning techniques among peers within the habitual practice in rehearsals, necessary for preparing for lessons and concerts organized by the School.

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.

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.

 

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOKS
The course offers the student the possibility to be hired in the following settings:
- Instrumental Soloist
- Chamber music musician
- Chamber Orchestra musician
- Symphonic Orchestra musician
- Orchestral Musician in the musical theatre setting
The percussion 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).