1st stage academic degree in Jazz and Popular Music . The pre-academic course has a variable duration  of 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and his/her learning skills.




Students and students in the language of the student and teacher.

The study of  harmony and its application on the plan follow a very innovative didactic vision. The complementary study of the plan (during the courses of bass, double bass, drums, vocals, percussion, violin and brass) is seen as a fundamental key to the understanding of harmony and its practical application. 

Of great impact and one of the first of its kind in Europe, is the class of  rhythmic section for bass players, drummers, guitar players and pianists, through where the students deal at various levels with all the styles of modern music including  pop, swing , Latin music, funk, shuffle, blues, rock, jazz .There are three levels of Harmony and Ear training  and learning methodology while dealing with issues such as reading, polyphonic singing, recognizing chords and progressions and rhythmic reading. vocal labs are thought specifically for singers and can be divided into: vocal summit, choir jazz, gospel choir and many other learning experiences.The study of brass instruments is characterized by two brass sections  to develop the capacity of the student to play in section, to read, to improve his / her pronunciation, timing and sound.

Pre-academic course on creativity, creating individual curiosity and talent through the courses of music and music  to reach a level in which students can create their own music in an autonomous way by using electronic instruments.

Every year, during the pre-academic course, over 90 ensembles are composed and play from January to June in Clubs in Rome (see the videos ). Being one of the prides of Saint Louis, the musicians , they are able to meet other musicians on arrangements and experimentation. The labs are made up of 28-30 rehearsals per year that take place weekly and last 80 minutes each.

There are many occasions to perform in March and July. The Lab on the road  also gives students an opportunity to perform live since they take place every week in Rome from January to June The best bands are selected by Saint Louis Management for gigs, shifts, concerts and tours. Enrollment is open from November and open to Saint Louis Students and externals. The auditions are mandatory and free. 


At the end of the pre-academic course it is possible to choose between: