Instrument & Voice Course
This course is designed for advanced musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) and aims, through the contribution of high-level music professionals, to improve technical skills and a general understanding of musical phenomena.

The complete course includes an intensive part of individual lessons (instrument or singing) as well as group sessions about music history, musical analysis, chamber music and acting (as part of the canto course). Moreover, there is the possibility to follow classes on Body position, Incidental Music Composition and Italian lessons for those who are not mother-tongue Italian speakers.

The course has a strong professional value and could be considered an excellent preparation, especially for those who come from abroad, for admission exams at universities, conservatories and music academies worldwide.

The course contains different modules that can also be taken separately, allowing musicians who can stay in Florence only for a limited time to take advantage of this great educational opportunity as well.

Programme of The Strumento (Instrument) Course:

  • Instrument: 24 hours of individual lessons
  • Music Theory and Analysis: 20 hours of group lessons This module is based on the characteristics and needs of participating students (to be defined after the admission test)
  • Music History: 20 hours of group lessons This module will be delivered through presentations of monographs relating to specific periods, authors and artists
  • Workshop Chamber music: 10 hours of group lessons

Programme of The Canot (Singing) Course:

  • Canto: 24 hours of individual lessons
  • Music Theory and Analysis: 20 hours of group lessons This module is based on the characteristics and needs of participating students (to be defined after the admission test)
  • Music History: 20 hours of group lessons This module will be delivered through presentations of monographs relating to specific periods, authors and artists
  • Workshop Chamber music: 10 hours of group lessons
  • Acting: 20 hours of group lessons This modules will improve acting qualities and diction of the Italian language

Internship

Students can do an optional 3-month internship at one of our partner institutions upon successfully completing the course. This internship can be executed in the area of music production or artistic distribution.

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Course Structure

The complete course consists of both individual lessons for the instrument and canto part and group lessons for the more theoretical subjects. It is possible to choose and attend single course modules.

Final Performance

Each participating student will have the opportunity to perform in a recital in Florence upon completing the course, which will be evaluated by the Artistic Committee.

The best performing students will be selected to be promoted at theaters and concert associations.
ESE Florence will encourage especially deserving students to participate in exhibitions at its other
(overseas) campuses and will distribute their performances through its own (online) channels.

Admission Requirements

All musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, can apply for admission provided that they have a solid musical knowledge and instrumental formation. You will have to submit a min. 20 minutes audio/video document (mp3, DVD or present on the internet) which allows us to assess your level and to provide you the most appropriate educational solution.

Course Dates
  • January 2016 (10-week duration)
Language of instruction
  • Italian and English
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