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For more than ten years, the Music Department of the ISTITUTO EUROPEO has carried out an intense didactical and productive activity by offering high-level professional courses and monthly concerts, both inside ISTITUTO EUROPEO and in important historical places. Lessons take place at the Institute, where there are 5 classrooms with pianos.


Individual Courses for Musical Specialization (*Also offered as a group course)

*M1 Course on the history of Italian music
From the Middle Ages to the development of polyphony – Madrigals and the origins of [the] melodrama - C. Monteverdi - The 17th century - Instrumental music between the 17th and the 18th century - Vivaldi and the violin culture - The 18th century and G. Rossini – Belcanto - G. Verdi – Verismo - G. Puccini and the 20th century - The revival of instrumental music - Contemporary composers - The new musical theatre.

*M2 Course on the history and language of the melodrama
From madrigalistic comedy to the Recitar cantando - C. Monteverdi – Comic and serious opera (from the 17th until the 18th century) - The Neapolitan School and Neoclassicism - G. Rossini - V. Bellini, G. Donizetti and belcanto - G. Verdi – Melodrama after Verdi and Verismo - G. Puccini – Opera after Puccini and contemporary composers.

M3 Course in musical melodrama with a strong focus on the interpretation of operatic roles
A pianist who is a specialist in the study of opera repertoire, helps singers learn the dramatic and musical aspects of the operatic roles. 

*M4 Course on opera libretti
An experienced teacher guides the students through the reading and the understanding of the libretti and their specific language. After a historical-literary introduction students will analyse excerpts from different operas to understand their specific characteristics.

M5 Course on vocal technique for lyrical singers
The body is the sound box of the voice. Guided by a professional in vocal technique, the students improve their respiration and learn the correct use of the muscles in order to obtain better sound emission. The course is meant for all students and professionals who want to specialize in lyric repertory.

M6 Course on vocal music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque
For those who are interested in specializing in ancient Italian repertory, with particular attention to Italian madrigal literature.

M7 Course on the interpretation of chamber lyrics
From the 17th century of Giulio Caccini until today: the students closely examine Italian vocal chamber repertory.

M8 Course on Neapolitan music
A specialist in this particular repertory guides the students through the interpretation and the technical requirements of Neapolitan song.

M9 Instrumental Music Course new1
Violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, recorder, oboe, tuba, guitar, and so on… This course is ideal for beginners who would like the opportunity to try a new instrument by having a short 'taster' series of lessons to learn some basic skills. Our experienced staff will ensure that your first experience of your new instrument is an enjoyable one!
We also cater for university/conservatoire students and professionals who wish to develop their skills on a particular instrument or prepare specific repertoire for auditions or performance.
If you are unable to bring your instrument, or wish to try a new instrument during your time at Istituto Europeo, we can hire instruments for you here in Florence.

M10 Course on diction for singers
A vocal specialist corrects the diction and teaches the dynamic of the vocal emission by using the correct pronunciation of the Italian phonemes.

M11 Course in piano accompaniment
A specialist in piano accompaniment guides the students in analyzing and interpreting the score.

M12 Course in elementary / advanced piano playing

The course is meant for people who would like to start or improve playing the piano.

M13 Preparatory Course for Admission to Conservatories and Music Schools, and for Professional Auditionsnew1
Students will be asked to take a language placement test and to audition before the courses begin, in order to determine the most adequate level of instruction.
The M13 program is a series of Italian language and personalized music courses which prepare music and vocal students for entrance exams/auditions to any Italian or foreign Music Institute. Our instructors are internationally recognized musicians and singers. Under their guidance, our students have successfully been admitted to the L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Accademia d'Arte Lirica di Osimo, the Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan and the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Tokyo.

This 4 week program is comprised of a total of 120 lessons of instruction. Courses are held from Monday-Friday and are divided into 80 lessons of Italian in the mornings and 40 lessons of practical and theoretical music courses in the afternoon.

A) for singers >program schedule<

Monday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Instrument lessons
Tuesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Music theory and vocal technique
Wednesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Music theory and vocal technique
Thursday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Diction and Libretto
Friday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 History of Italian Music

B) for musicians >program schedule<

Monday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Instrument lessons
Tuesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Music theory
Wednesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Music theory
Thursday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Instrument lessons
Friday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 History of Italian Music

*M14 English For Musicians: a specialized course for working musiciansnew1
This course is intended to provide non-native English speaking musicians with the necessary skills to participate in musical activities where English would be the main language for communication. The course will be taught only in English, by a native English speaker and conservatoire-trained professional musician. The 'English for Musicians' course can be included as part of the M13 program. Course content will include:

Specific music-related vocabulary – Practical English for rehearsing, teaching and performing –Writing a Curriculum Vitae/resume, concert biography and job application – Using musical terminology for academic purposes – Building confidence at communicating in English.

Ideally students should already have an intermediate level of general English (written and spoken) and some knowledge of the concepts of music theory.

*M15 Chamber Music Coursenew1
This course is designed for musicians of all levels who would like the experience of developing their ensemble playing skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. On arrival students will be placed in ensembles and receive coaching from an experienced chamber music teacher, with a performance opportunity at the end of the course. No prior experience of group playing is required: enthusiasm is equally important!

If you are unable to bring your instrument, or wish to try a new instrument during your time at Istituto Europeo, we can hire instruments for you here in Florence.

Adult Music Programs for Singers
Are you interested in singing and Italian culture? Would you like to develop your musical skills  whilst spending time in the beautiful city of Florence? Perhaps you have thought about taking some individual singing lessons but have never had the time to try? Then this is the course for you!
The music courses at Istituto Europeo are designed for both amateurs and professionals: the most important thing is enthusiasm and your love of music. We run vocal courses for groups and individuals, and can also arrange lessons for your choir with leading Italian vocal coaches. Whether you are here as part of a group or as an individual, our friendly and experienced teachers will ensure that your lessons are appropriate for your voice type, musical experience and personal objectives, and you can decide together on a program of study suitable for your needs. For individuals there could also be the possibility to sing in small chamber ensembles with other students, which can be organized after your arrival in Florence. Another important feature of the program is that we can arrange performance opportunities for you either here at Istituto Europeo or in venues around Florence to showcase your work.
The music program at Istituto Europeo also includes instrumental lessons, which can be taken together with the vocal course. Like our vocal courses these are appropriate for musicians of all levels: we even offer 'taster' sessions if you have considered learning a new instrument and would like the chance to try, even if you have never studied instrumental music before! It is possible to hire an instrument here in Florence.
Here at Istituto Europeo we have developed a personalized program for adults, which can be adapted to suit your needs and wishes during your time here in Florence. The shortest course program lasts one week: two-week, four-week and longer-term programs are also available. Our philosophy is to make learning fun, allowing you to study music, Italian language and culture in a friendly and enjoyable environment. We can offer individual and group classes in all subjects, as you wish.
The program shown below is just one possible combination of classes that you could take. Subjects on offer include:

  • Vocal Music
  • Vocal Ensembles
  • History of Italian Opera
  • History of Music (with a possible focus on Italian music)
  • Italian Culture; Music, History and Art
  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Instrumental Lessons
  • Italian Language

 for singers >program schedule<

Monday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Vocal lessons/group coaching
Tuesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 History of Italian Opera
Wednesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Vocal lessons/group coaching
Thursday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Italian Culture
Friday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Vocal lessons/group coaching

This program is merely a guide: we will do our best to meet your needs to ensure that your time here with us in Florence is both interesting and enjoyable!

Adult Music Programs for Instrumentalists
Are you interested in music and Italian culture? Would you like to develop your musical skills  whilst spending time in the beautiful city of Florence? Perhaps you have thought about starting a new instrument but have never had the time to try? Then this is the course for you!
Our music courses are designed for both amateurs and professionals: the most important thing is enthusiasm and your love of music. We also offer the opportunity for 'taster' sessions if you have considered learning a new instrument and would like the chance to try, even if you have never studied music before! It is possible to hire an instrument here in Florence. On arrival at Istituto Europeo you will meet your teacher and decide together on a program of study suitable for your level. There could also be the possibility to play in small chamber ensembles with other students or staff. Where appropriate, we will arrange performance opportunities for you either here at Istituto Europeo or in venues around Florence.
Here at Istituto Europeo we have developed a personalized program for adults, which can be adapted to suit your needs and wishes during your time here in Florence. The shortest course program lasts one week: two-week, four-week and longer-term programs are also available. Our philosophy is to make learning fun, allowing you to study music, Italian language and culture in a friendly and enjoyable environment. We can offer individual and group classes in all subjects, as you wish.
The program shown below is just one possible combination of classes that you could take. Subjects on offer include:

  • Instrumental Music
  • Chamber Music
  • History of Music (with a possible focus on Italian music)
  • Italian Culture; Music, History and Art
  • Introduction to Italian Opera
  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Italian Language

for musicians >program schedule<

Monday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Instrumental lessons
Tuesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 History of Italian Music
Wednesday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Chamber Music
Thursday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 Instrumental lessons
Friday 09.00 - 12.30 Italian Language 14.30 - 16.00 History of Italian Music

This program is merely a guide: we will do our best to meet your needs to ensure that your time here with us in Florence is both interesting and enjoyable!

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