COMPOSITION – Pre-Academic Course
The study of the different techniques (Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration, Basic Techniques of Orchestra Direction, Hard Disk Recording, Virtual Instruments, etc.) will enable the student to enlarge his/her own specific knowledge, to gradually reach an overall professional preparation that will enhance him/her to turn the composition ideas into practice in the most complete way.
An important yearly event and real strength of the Course is the real string orchestra experience, with soloists (woods and brass) and percussionists who perform the scores written by all students, thus enabling a real perception of all that was written, providing a large impact on the educational experience.
Before registering to the course it is possible to participate in our orientation meetings with the Didactic Direction or in the OPEN DAYS, an entire day to live as a Saint Louis student, attending classes, lectures, labs, and meeting the responsible of one’s own instrument course.
The pre-academic course can be attended as follows:
- ordinary attendance, 5 to 7 hours per week, from September to June
- long-distance attendance, 6 to 8 hours fortnightly (Friday or Saturday, every second week), from September to June
At the end of the pre-academic course the student can gain direct access to the: