Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”
Individual lessons about all the arguments regarding Composition, basically regarding the development of individual skills in the creative area, so touching also Analysis, Harmony (tonal and non tonal too), Orchestration, with practical exercises.
There is a preliminary examination to define the entry level of the students and determine which will be the level suggested: it could be a preparatory course for higher levels, or (in the high area) a three or two years course.
In the higher area (three or two years courses) it is requested a well developed knowledge and practical skills too regarding all the arguments of the courses, i.e. in original Composition, Analysis, Orchestration

Further information

  • assessment
  • level
    Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
  • Completed Semester
    2nd one
  • How many semesters does the course last?
    It relies on the level of the course itself, normally the main course lasts two semesters
  • hours per week
    1 hour and 27 lessons in the thrre year course and 36 in the superior two years course
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Music theory students, advanced
  • credits
    18 for every one year of the 3 years course - 21 for every one year of the 2 years course
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
    decided case by case
  • Course
  • students #
  • Hours per year
    Each Professor may have more than one course during the year, the total amount of hours is 324 h.
    Basically my lessons are very, very individual and practical, so many of the books I used are touched in order to have exercises and to discuss some arguments on which I put the focus; most of all my books are the scores: to see them, to penetrate, to analyze also as If I was (and the students too) a conductor, a player, a composer.
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Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”

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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

Besides the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as leader and manager of the project, the following partner institutions are involved: Music Academy S. Moniuszki Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland), F. Liszt Academy of Music Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia), HfMTh "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (Leipzig, Germany).

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