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 Pre-Academic, Professional and advanced musical level (Specialization Diploma/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.

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Master

Annual course, reserved for students with a Specialization Diploma from the Accademia del Ridotto (Three-years Master program / 3rd year) who want to start a soloistic career .
The three-years Master Program (Specialization Diploma/Master) implies skills comparable to a Post-Master’s Degree program.
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.
Students obtaining the Diploma with distinction will be given the possibility to record a professional CD and/or to be inserted into concert seasons.

Specialization Diploma

Two-year training course for gifted students, with Teaching or Concert qualification (Three-years Master program / 1st and 2nd Year).
Intended for students with professional experience, in order to open up a range of high-level music career options.
The three-years Master Program (Specialization Diploma/Master) implies skills comparable to a Post-Master’s Degree program.
At the end of the study cycle, students can officially obtain the relevant Diploma.
Students obtaining the Diploma with distinction will be given the possibility to record a professional CD and/or to be inserted into concert seasons.

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.

Pre-Academic Diploma

The Pre-Academic 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.
The Pre-Academic courses are organized in agreement with Conservatoires of Music.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

The Professional Diploma, Specialization Diploma and Master 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 a Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
Students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (180 ECTS credits or equivalent – EQF6) can obtain the Diploma with Academic Qualification by attending just the main course. The other students, if interested, will have to attend Accademia del Ridotto for at least three years, by following their Integrated Study Plan and paying an annual supplement of 1,500 Euros.

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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