Electives for academic courses

Each student must personalize their course of study during the authorized three-year academic periods, presenting his/her study plan and indicating the elective subjects. The educational credits to be achieved over the three-year period will vary depending on the instrument and the course address:

For Level I Academic Courses in Jazz:

  • bass and contrabass 20 CFA
  • Drums / Percussion 20 CFA
  • sax, trumpet and trombone 20 CFA
  • All other instruments and voice 18 CFA

For Level I Academic Courses in Popular Music

  • Bass 21 CFA
  • Drums/Percussion 20 CFA
  • Voice 20 CFA
  • Piano 19 CFA
  • Guitar 18 CFA

For Level I Academic courses in electronic music

  • Sound Technician, 18 CFA
  • Electronic Music 18 CFA

Academic training credits (CFA) can be earned by following educational activities related to their course of study both within the Saint Louis  College of Music and, within certain requirements, in external institutes. Below is the list of courses available for the current academic year and related credits for each subject. All courses are free of charge unless otherwise specified, but access to the courses may be subject to the outcome of a hearing and in any case on the basis of the places available.

Elective subjects can be booked within your STUDENT AREA

If the student decides to attend teaching activities outside of Saint Louis, they must present suitable documentation that certifies it; the Academic Council will (from time to time) decide the number of credits accrued. The courses listed below have been grouped by thematic areas. Please check the display for the detailed form of each course (paragraph “limitations”) to check which subjects are available for your own study course.The thematic areas, although specific, can also be chosen by students from other departments (for example: a vocal student can choose a subject from the “sound technology” area: Alberto Recchia’s Live Shooting Techniques ).

MUSICAL THEORY COURSES

Rhythmic analysis 1.2 and 3 with various teachers – 30-hour module – CFA 4
Harmony 1 with various professors – 30-hour module – CFA 4
Harmony 2 with various professors – 30-hour module – CFA 4
Harmony 3 with various professors – 30- hour module – CFA 4
Jazz Harmony by Pierpaolo Principato- 30-hour module – CFA 4
Ear Training 1 with various professors – 30-hour module – CFA 4
Ear Training 2 with various professors – 30-hour module – CFA 4
Ear Training 3 with various professors 30 -hour module – CFA 4

 

ORCHESTERS AND CHOIRS

Jazz Choir by Elisabetta Antonini – CFA 4
Pop Choir by Diego Caravano – CFA 4
Brazilian Choir by Claudia Mars – CFA 4
Coro CantAutore by Mariagrazia Fontana – CFA 4

 

MUSIC THERAPY

History and models of music therapy (20 hours) by Luigi Casiglio
Music and instrumental improvisation in music therapy (20 hours) by Valter Dadone
Theory and Techniques of Communication (20 hours) by Maria Emerenziana of Ulysses
Music, music therapy and neuroscience (20 hours ) by Luisa Lopez

 

INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE

Accompanying pre-academic exams, traditional diploma and academic diploma – CFA 2 – minimum 10 hours of tests, participation in a Lab on the road and final concert – 15-hour module – 2 CFA
Bass Lab of various professors – 15 hour module – 2 CFA
Black Music by Michele Papadia – 24-hour module – CFA 4
Extemporaneous Composition and Execution by Javier Girotto – 20-hour module – CFA 6
Drum Lab – 15-hour module – 2 CFA
Guitar Lab of various professors – 15-hour module 2 CFA
Hammond, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet by Michele Papadia – 24-hour module – CFA 4
Jazz Drumming by Roberto Gatto – 25-hour module – CFA 6 – participation fee required – CFA 6
Additional individual lessons / singing of various teachers – 15-hour modules – CFA 6 – participation fee to be defined-days agreed
Master Classes of various teachers – from 1 to 3 CFA
Plan Practice Plan by Sandro Mambella – 32-hour module – CFA 6 – Participation fee (request for plan through Lello Panico)
International Song-writing participation fee request  by Lello Panico – 25-hour module each – CFA 4
The Italian song “Song-writing by Roberto Lily” – 25-hour module each – CFA 4
Song-writing “Analytical and formal techniques” by Gianluca Podio – 25-hour module each – CFA 4
Synth 1 by Carlo Mezzanotte – 24-hour modules each, CFA 4 at
Synth 2 by Carlo Mezzanotte – 24-hour modules each, CFA 4 at
Standard Jazz Re-harmonization by Amedeo Tommasi

 

HISTORY AND MUSICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE

Listening to classical music by Adriano Melchiorre -30-hour module – CFA 3
Aesthetics of music by Adriano Melchiorre – 30-hour module – CFA 5
Monograph: Dario Argento and the music of fear by Cristina Carlini – 20-hour form – CFA 3
Monograph : Bernard Herrmann: from Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver by Cristina Carlini – 20-hour form – CFA 3
Music Management by Alex Petroni – 25-hour module – CFA 3
History of music applied to Images by Cristina Carlini – 30-hour module – CFA 3
History of electronic music by Carlo Mezzanotte – 30 hour module, CFA 3
Social History of Jazz by Adriano Mazzoletti – 50/60 hour module – CFA 6
History of Italian Jazz by Adriano Mazzoletti – 20 hour module – CFA 3
History from the Bop to the present day (International Jazz) by Adriano Mazzoletti – 20 hours module – CFA 3
History of Rock (listening guide) by Marco Manusso – 20 hours module , CFA 3
History of Popular Music by Marco Manusso – 30-hour module, CFA 3
History and History of Music: Twentieth Century and the Second Vienna School by Alessandro Cusatelli – 30-hour module – CFA 3
History and History of Music: Rossini, Strauss and Kubrick by Cristina Carlini – mod. from 20 hours – CFA 3
History and Music History 2: classical music and contemporary music between heroes and anti-heroes of the great cinema by Cristina Carlini – 20-hour module, CFA 3
History of musical theater by Adriano Melchiorre – CFA 2
History of Sound recording by Alberto Recchia – 6-hour module – CFA 1
International Career Building by David Logan – 20-hour module – 3 CFA
Sound Design for New Media by David Logan – 20-hour module – 3 CFA
Digital Composition for New Media by David Logan – 20-hour module – 3 CFA
Vocal Production Techniques in Live (for singers) by Alberto Recchia – 4-hour module – CFA 1

 

SOUND TECHNOLOGY

Basic acoustics for the musician of Vincenzo Lombardozzi – 14-hour module – CFA 2
In-depth phonics for Electronic Musicians by Marzia Bulli – 30-hour module – CFA 6 – request participation fee
Electric Distribution by Alberto Recchia – 6-hour module – CFA 1
Distribution of the analog signal in the Live by Alberto Recchia – 6-hour module – CFA 3
Jackmania by Alberto Recchia – 1 meeting – CFA 1- request participation fee
Live Monitoring by Alberto Recchia – 12-hour module – CFA 3- quota request of Participation
in Radio Frequency Systems by Alberto Recchia – 12-hour module – CFA 3 – required participation fee
Diffusion Systems I by Alberto Recchia – 12-hour module – CFA 3 – request for participation fee
Diffusion Systems II by Alberto Recchia – 12-hour module – CFA 3 – participation fee request
Suspension Structures for Alberto’s broadcasting systems Recchia – 12-hour module – CFA 3 – participation fee request
Word processing on Milena Nigro’s Finale – 20-hour module – CFA 3

To learn how to transcribe the outcome of elective subjects attended by Saint Louis in the student’s booklet