Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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MA Jazz Piano


Qualification awarded: Jazz Piano Master Degree

Course code: sDCPL40

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

Course structure:

First Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Techniques of musical improvisation 10 X 30 Basic
Sight reading techniques 5   15 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires 20 X 30 Specific
Techniques of specific layouts of rhythm and sound 5 X 25 Specific
Instrumental improvisation 5 X 15 Related or additional
Techniques of composition and arrangements for various ensembles 5 X 25 Related or additional
Music software 5 X 15 Other activities
Elective 5 X 0 Elective

Second Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Techniques of musical improvisation 10 X 30 Basic
Performance practice and repertoires 20 X 30 Specific
Creative collaboration in small, medium and big-sized band 5 X 25 Specific
Instrumental improvisation 5 X 15 Related or additional
Performance practice and jazz repertoires 5   25 Related or additional
European foreign language 5 X 15 Other activities
Final examination 10 X 0 Final examination

Key learning outcomes:
Students completing required courses for the Master Degree of Jazz Piano 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 the performance techniques and repertoire that are most representative of their instrument. They will also learn to play in ensembles composed of various instruments. Aural training, memorization and specific knowledge related to the organizational, compositional and analytical concepts of music, and their interaction, will also be studied.
Considerable attention will be paid to the students’ acquisition of proper emotional and postural control. Upon completion of the Master Degree, students will have attained in-depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and 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: jazz and popular music soloist; musician in jazz and popular bands; musician in jazz and popular orchestras.

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:

Degree Course Council:
Guglielmo Guglielmi, Bruno Benvenuto, Francesco D'Errico, Sandro Deidda, Luca Andrea Giordano, Francesca Turano, Giorgio Savarese

Student delegate: Marilena Coppola

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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