DIPLOMA COURSES OF STUDY ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
Three-year Bachelor Degree
180 ECTS – Diploma Supplement included for Degree recognition*
Accordion, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Contrabass, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord and Period Keyboards, Horn, Lute, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Viola, Viola da Gamba, Violin, Voice, Renaissance and Baroque Voice
Two-year Master Degree
in collaboration with “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Torino
120 ECTS – Diploma Supplement included for Degree recognition*
Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Contrabass, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice
Live Auditions in China: to be determined
Notice of audition results: to be determined
*Upon graduation, a diploma supplement is included as a faithful translation of the courses attended.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL
Founded by Piero Farulli in 1974, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is among the most famous of Italian music schools. It offers several different formative educational courses including a music kindergarten, pre-academic music school, bachelor, master and post-graduate courses with annual masterclasses with major artists from around the world.
The Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is also the home of the European String Quartet Academy, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and has active collaborations with other world class universities and conservatories of music, including the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Torino, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Norwegian Academy of Music, Royal Conservatory The Hague, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris among many others.
Students at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole have the unique opportunity to embrace and experience this culture first-hand by studying with internationally respected and renown professors, keepers of the Italian and western musical traditions, by visiting some of the world’s finest collections of paintings, statues and frescoes in numerous museums throughout the city, as well as being able to attend concerts held by excellent ensembles such as the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and the Orchestra della Toscana, among others.
Upon completion of a degree program at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, graduates will be well prepared to carry on the torch of our common cultural heritage. They will be ready to enter into their desired professional musical setting with an enhanced world-view and appreciation of the performing arts and an acute sense of artistic expression paired with technical refinement.
The City of Fiesole is located in the foothills that surround Florence and was founded around the 9th-8th century BCE by the Etruscan civilization. It has been continually inhabited ever since, controlled by the Roman civilization, the Florentine Republic and ultimately the Italian Republic. The Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is located in a 16th century Villa, easily accessible by public transportation, 6km from Florence’s Duomo cathedral and historic city center.
Florence is known as the birthplace of the European Renaissance and home to some of the world’s finest and most treasured works of art and music. Jacopo Peri was chosen to create the operatic genre in 1598 for the auspicious occasion of the marriage of Maria de Medici to King Henry IV of France, as a revisited representation of ancient Greek theatre tradition and affirmation of the cultural influence the Camerata de’ Bardi had on daily Florentine life.
Music has held an important role in the Florentine Republic. From the early years of the 11th century, Guido d’Arezzo changed the very way that music was written, read and interpreted for liturgical and ecclesiastical performance; Guido standardized what eventually became today’s “Solfeggio” system, giving names to each of the first six notes of our modern diatonic major scale.
Among the numerous innovations and contributions to posterity in the music world by Florentine citizenry and through Medici patronage, Bartolomeo Cristofori conceived and created a new keyboard instrument capable of playing in all dynamic ranges, both soft and loud, the Pianoforte, in the year 1700.
With the close vicinity of Florence and its invaluable cultural heritage, our course offerings, the quality of our faculty and guest artists and collaborations with other exceptional international music schools, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole can offer students the opportunity to truly develop into a new generation of world-class musicians.
IMPORTANT COURSE PROGRAM DATES
Italian Language Courses begin: 7 September 2020
Instrumental Courses begin: 28 September 2020
Academic Courses begin: 2 November 2020
Academic Courses terminate: 9 July 2021
TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE
Academic year 2020/2021 Tuition fees
Three-year Bachelor Degree Program: € 8.550 (includes obligatory regional tax for students’ rights to study)
Two-year Master Degree Program (In collaboration with Conservatorio “G. Verdi” of Torino):€ 12.550 (includes obligatory regional tax for students’ rights to study)
Intensive course for the Italian Language: TBD (The intensive language course is in collaboration with an external institution, at the student’s discretion)
MISCELLANEOUS FEES, FEE AMOUNT
Application Fee (includes Live Audition Fee): € 250
ATAF Annual Bus Pass (The ATAF Annual bus pass price may be subject to change): € 252
Tuition Deposit (The non-refundable deposit is the implicit agreement between the accepted student and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole that the student will enrol in the 2020/2021 academic year. The figure will be applied against the balance upon successful enrolment): € 2.550
Late Payment Fee: € 100
HOUSING FEES (Housing is subject to availability.)
Fee type school year 2020/2021
Housing Reservation Deposit (The non-refundable deposit is applied against the balance): € 1.600
Housing (1 Room in Shared SMF 2-3 Bedroom Apartment) for a 12 month renewable period: € 9.600
Acoustic/Digital Upright Piano in Dormitory for a 12 month renewable period: € 1.800
Rented Piano Instrument Breakage Deposit: € 350
Course Language Proficiency Requirements
Two-Year Master Degree
The two-year Master Degree courses held in the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole will be delivered in English. To access these courses, students must have obtained a certificate attesting to one of the following levels of proficiency:
TOEFL 73 - TOEFL Paper 530 - IELTS 6.0
Three-Year Bachelor Degree
The three-year Bachelor Degree courses held in the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole will be delivered in Italian. To access these courses, students must have obtained a certificate attesting to a B1 level of proficiency in the Italian language.
Students may attend an intensive Italian language course at a collaborating language school before official registration to the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in order to obtain the requisite Italian language certification.
N.B. - For immigration purposes, the Italian state requires that all foreign Bachelor degree applicants obtain a B1 level of proficiency in the Italian language.