Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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MA Piano Accompanist


Qualification awarded: Piano Accompanist Master Degree

Course code: sDCPL31

Qualification type/level: EHEA 2st cycle; EQF level 7

Course structure:

Course Unit

ECTS credits 1st Year

ECTS credits 2nd Year

Basic Courses    
Practice of chamber music and orchestra score reading 5 5/10
History and analysis of repertoire 5/10 5/10
Elements of analysis and composition 5/10 5/10
Specific Courses    
Chamber music 5/10 5/10
Piano accompaniment: Performance practice and repertoire 15 15
Performance practice and orchestral repertoire 5 5
Piano 5 5
Related or additional Courses    
Practice of choir assistance 5 5
Piano accompaniment workshop 5 5
Practice of basso continuo 5 5
Improvisation and composition workshop 5 5
Elective workshop 5 5
Others Courses    
Music software 5 5
European foreign language 5 5
Workshops and other elective educational activities, including external ones 5 5
Training related to the course of study 5 5
Final Examination   10
TOTAL 60 60

Key learning outcomes:
Students completing required courses for the Master Degree of Piano Accompanist will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to fully express their interpretative personality. To meet this goal, students will closely study piano accompaniment methods and techniques and the accompaniment of vocal music; students will acquire professional sight‐reading, conducting, and basso continuo skills. Professional competency will be reached through the completion of internships. Aural training through the acquisition of specific knowledge related to the organizational, compositional and historical‐analytical concepts of music, and their interaction, will also be studied. Upon completion of the Master Degree, students will have attained in‐depth knowledge of the professional, executive and stylistic aspects related to their specific area. In addition, they will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.

Mode of study: Full time / Part time.

Limited number of places available each year.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the Institution. Maximum number of recognized credits: 60

Specific admission requirements:
To apply for a Postgraduate degree it is necessary to hold a Bachelor’s.
Students holding a Bachelor’s degree awarded by university or a university-level institution can be admitted if their secondary school leaving certificate grants access to a Postgraduate degree within the Higher Education system of reference.
Admittance will be based on the entrance exam results.

Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the curriculum as described in the Course structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and other activities for a total of 120 ECTS credits.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be added, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table (inserisci link alla pagina ECTS Grading Table) which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems.

Graduation requirements:
The final exam consists of a performance based on the student's major subject and of the discussion of an essay of adequate scientific value.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: piano accompanist for opera and vocal chamber music; piano accompanist for instrumental repertoire; piano accompanist and stage assistent in opera houses.

Access to further studies:
Graduates holding a 2nd cycle degree are eligible to apply to 3rd cycle degrees.

Exchange student programs: Erasmus +

President of the Degree Course Council: Giovanna Cappabianca

Degree Course Council:
Massimiliano Albanese, Anna Cardaropoli, Giulio De Luca, Antonia Notari, Gabriella Olino, Michele Antonio Salvemini, Giuseppe Squitieri, Lucia Morabito, Domenico Schiattarella, Maria Rosaria Falzarano, Ciro Raimo, Carmela Romano, Pasquale Orazzo, Tiziana Silvestri,Giovanna Cappabianca, Grazia De Marco, Raffaele Desiderio, Ivana Fusco, Costanza Guglielmi, Ernesto Pulignano, Rosalba Vestini, Bruno Benvenuto, Giusto Pappacena , Fulvio Artiano, Luca Andrea Giordano, Maria Cristina Galasso, Francesca Turano, Giorgio Savarese, Anna Clemente

Student delegate: Giovanna Francavilla

Tuition fees: minimum 600 - maximum 1.000

stemmaGiuseppe Martucci Salerno State Conservatoire

Via Salvatore De Renzi 62, 84125 Salerno SA Italy

Telephone: +39 (0) 89 241086 / +39 (0) 89 237713 - Fax: +39 (0) 89 2582440
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