Summer masterclass for opera coaches

HIGHLIGHTS

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LA SCALA

The close relationship with Teatro alla Scala allows students to participate actively in Academy performances included on La Scala calendar and to attend the rehearsals and performances of works performed during the opera and symphony season.

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ARTISTIC ACTIVITY AND CONSTANT PRACTICE

The close relationship with Teatro alla Scala allows students to participate actively in Academy performances included on La Scala calendar and to attend the rehearsals and performances of works performed during the opera and symphony season.

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BROAD-RANGING IN-DEPTH PREPARATION

The curriculum includes careful study of the opera score and libretto, development of piano technique, piano reproduction of orchestra timbre, development of singer’s listening capacity as an aid in studying the musical score, attention to gesture, posture, and communicational capacity in coaching technique, development of critical capacity for musical study via bibliographic resources.

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PLACEMENT

The experience and competencies developed provide an unquestionable advantage in auditions and competitions. Numerous professional opportunities are available to those completing the course: La Scala Academy, Teatro all Scala, or other musical institutions may offer course graduates further professional contracts.

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INSTRUCTORS AND TUTORING

The teaching staff is composed of accomplished musicians at Teatro alla Scala and other musical institutions. The staff is constantly present to support students both during the course and during artistic events.

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Recap 2022-24

Teaching units and staff
- Prompter techniques (Dante Mazzola)
- Rehearsal pianist technique and practice (Umberto Finazzi)
- Assistant conductor technique and practice (Nelson Calzi, Paolo Spadaro Munitto)
- Choir master technique (Alberto Malazzi)
- German opera repertoire (James Vaughan)
- Introduction to conducting the stage band (Bruno Nicoli)
- Sight reading (Enza Ferrari)
- Bibliographic resources for musicians (Andrea Massimo Grassi)
- German language (Cristina Maruzzi)
- Italian language (Alessia Benenti)

The list of subjects and teaching staff may be subject to change.
Length
Two years: from November 15, 2022 to November 12, 2023 and from November 13, 2023 to November 10, 2024
Requisites for admission
- 18-30 years old at start of course);
- Three-year degree in piano or assistant conducting from a music conservatory or equivalent institute in Italy or abroad.
Selection program
In order to be admitted to the course, applicants must pass a four-step selection process. All the details are descrived into the official announcement.
Scholarships and loan
For practical activities and artistic events scheduled during the two-year program, artistic performance contracts will be offered and scholarships will be issued on the basis of actual presence.
Needs-based scholarships and students' loan are also available to cover all or part of tuition. Please write to segreteria.didattica@accademialascala.it for further informations.

You must apply within:
April 30, 2022 for the first round of selections
September 20, 2022 for the second round.



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APPLICATION:
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ATTACHEMENTS:
  • 1 passport-sized photo;
  • your full cv;
  • certification of studies.

FEE:
You will be asked to pay the application fee directly online via credit/debit card or credit transfer. The payment must be made online directly through the enrollment platform (do not close the page before paying).A summary of entered data is generated at the end of the above steps.

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