eserved for graduates musicians, the Course for orchestra musicians, allows you to hone specific skills in symphonic, opera and ballet repertoire, thanks to an intense activity in Italy and abroad.
In this two-year course for orchestra musicians, the Accademia offer students the opportunity to acquire a wealth of exclusive experience at no charge, actually providing a monthly stipend.
Numerous occasions to perform on the world's premier stages are offered every year. The Accademia Orchestra has performed in such prestigious international venues as Teatro alla Scala, Turin Conservatory, Teatro Grande of Brescia, Greek Theatre of Pompeii, the Ravello Festival, MITO Settembremusica. It also has a long list of tours to its credit, notable among which are the United Arab Emirates in 2008 and, with Teatro alla Scala, Denmark in 2009, Russia in 2010 (Moscow and St. Petersburg), and Oman in 2011 and 2012.
The Orchestra regularly takes part in the "Academy Project", an opera on the La Scala season program produced entirely by students. Among the most recent titles featured in the "Academy Project" we mention Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, L'occasione fa il ladro, L'italiana in Algeri, Don Pasquale, La scala di seta, Il barbiere di Siviglia and The magic Flute. The Orchestra is also frequently invited by Teatro alla Scala to accompany ballet corps productions, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Giselle, L'histoire de Manon and Eugene Onegin.
Over the years, the Orchestra has been conducted by such luminaries as Marc Albrecht, Roland Böer, David Coleman, Placido Domingo, Christoph Eschenbach, Ádám Fischer, Lawrence Foster, Marco Guidarini, Manfred Honeck, Fabio Luisi, Susanna Mälkki, Michele Mariotti, Zubin Mehta, Pietro Mianiti, Yuri Temirkanov and enjoyed the collaboration of soloists of the caliber of Herbie Hancock, Olga Kern, Lang Lang and Alexei Volodin.
Mandatory, during the day or evenings depending on the period.
Prerequisites for admission
- 18 years old or older on the first day of lessons; - born on or after January 1, 1993;
- first level diploma from an Italian state conservatory or state authorized musical institute or an equivalent academic title issued abroad.
Please, note that applicants who have already been admitted or approved for
admission to two similar Academy
in the past may not apply
a third time.
Applicants must pass a selection process consisting of:
- an audition involving performance of a piece specified in the audition
program, a piece for solo instrument without piano accompaniment
chosen by the applicant, and the orchestral parts specified in the
audition program; -
an individual interview to assess the applicant’s aptitude and
Orchestral excerpts for audition
Download here the pdf with the excerpts required for your instrument:
Accademia Teatro alla Scala | "Abanella" Rehearsals Hall of the Teatro alla Scala | Teatro alla Scala - Milan.
Registration fee of €85. Participation in the course is free of charge.
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