Courses

The Accademia del Ridotto’s annual courses are open to musicians of both sexes, without limits on age, citizenship or residence.
The Accademia del Ridotto promotes courses with a set number of places at Preparatory, Professional and advanced musical level (Specialization Diploma and Master).
To attend Accademia del Ridotto courses, to which it is possible to enroll at any time, you need to pass an admission exam. The program will be decided by the student according to the skills required.

Master

Three-year Master program, reserved for students with Accademia del Ridotto’s Specialization Diploma or Master’s Degree issued by a Conservatory or University, who want to start a soloistic career.
The Master implies skills comparable to a Post-Master’s Degree program (EQF 8).
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.
Best students will be given the possibility to be inserted into concert and opera seasons and/or to record professional CD’s.

Specialization Diploma

Two-year training course for gifted students, with Teaching or Concert qualification.
Intended for students with professional experience, in order to open up a range of high-level music career options.
The Specialization Diploma implies skills comparable to those of second-level academic courses (EQF 7).
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.

Professional Diploma

Three-year training course, intended for students with refined artistic and technique qualities, with the goal of helping them achieve a high standard of musical interpretation.
The Professional courses imply skills comparable to those of first-level academic courses (EQF 6).
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.

Preparatory courses

The Preparatory courses offer a structured training pathway for promising young talents, finalized with the achievement of skills adequate to move into both the Professional courses at the Accademia del Ridotto and the Conservatory Academic courses.
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

The Professional Diploma and the Specialization Diploma can be released with the further “Academic Qualification”.
In order to get it, students must have a High School Diploma or equivalency.
The Academic Qualification, even if not recognizable as a study title, represents a certification of acquired skills in the subjects of the Integrated Study Plan, comparable to those of students holding respectively a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Music.
Students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (180 ECTS credits or equivalent – EQF 6) can obtain the Professional Diploma with Academic Qualification by attending just the main course.
Students holding a Master’s Degree in Music (120 ECTS credits or equivalent – EQF 7) can obtain the Specialization Diploma with Academic Qualification by attending just the main course.
The other students, if interested, will have to attend Accademia del Ridotto for the whole period, by following their Integrated Study Plan and paying an annual supplement of 2,000 Euros.

Employment Outlook

  • Career as soloist, also with orchestra, and chamber artist
  • Career as opera singer
  • Teaching career
  • Preparation for international music competitions
  • Preparation for orchestral auditions / repetitor auditions / auditions for chorus artists
  • Career as consultant, reviewer and editor for music publishers and record labels
  • Career as agent, organizer and music consultant