JAZZ TROMBONE

Second cycle Academic Diploma

The 2nd cycle Jazz courses are customized around each student, for the deepening of contemporary and experimental styles and languages ​​and the development of one’s own artistic personality with individual jazz trombone teachers. Ensembles aimed at both recording and concert artistic productions, in collaboration with internationally renowned jazz musicians, aiming to a subsequent insertion into the job market.

Duration 2 years

Frequency Lessons of 50 minutes/weekly or fortnightly

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

It is a limited students number course, open to a maximum of 5 students per year, from Saint Louis 1st Cycle Academic courses or selected through audition.

Path entirely oriented to the instrumental practice of Jazz in small, medium and large ensembles, with internationally renowned jazz musicians guests in the bands, both in concerts and in recording productions. Each postgraduate student will graduate having released his/her own original recording, distributed on streaming platforms.

  • Jazz Trombone: A total of 70 hours of one-on-one classes, with one or more teachers per year, chosen by the student, for personalized stylistic specialization.
  • Jazz improvisation: Evolution of the jazz language in a contemporary key with the leaders of Italian jazz such as Ramberto Ciammarughi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Giammarco, Umberto Fiorentino.
  • Professional Jazz Ensamble: Concerts at Festivals and Theaters with guest soloists of national and international repute, with rehearsals concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days. In recent years Paolo Fresu, Aaron Parks, Kurt Elling, Peppe Servillo, Javier Girotto, Rosario Giuliani, Fabrizio Bosso, Vince Mendoza have been special guests.
  • Jazz composition: Creative artisan workshop aimed at the composition, processing and arrangement of original concert and recording productions for medium and large formations
  • Recording production: Each trainee will have the recording studio to produce his/her own original art project, in collaboration with the postgraduates of vocal and electronic music courses and led by an artistic producer of the Jazz Collection label.

At the end of the 2nd Cycle academic two-year period, the student can complete his/her specialization studies with a specialization Master program (acknowledged by the Ministry of Education).

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • Jazz Trombonist for live performance and recording session
  • jazz arranger for small, medium and large formations
  • Public competitions for music teaching (upon reaching the 24 university or academic credits in anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in teaching methodologies and technologies)

Matteo Balani

Elio Rivagli

Roberta Montanari

Michele Braga

FORM

INSIGHTS

The 2nd Cycle academic path includes two types of ensembles every year, a permanent ensemble that rehearses all year round and holds concerts in clubs in Rome with the teacher as part of the band and a great line-up that concentrates rehearsals in one or two full-immersion weeks for concerts in Theaters and recording productions with international guests.

  • Special Guest Jazz Ensemble: Rehearsals concentrated in 3-4 consecutive days and subsequent concert with international artists. In recent years, the two-year postgraduate students have performed alongside Aaron Parks, Gegè Telesforo, Greg Hutchinson, Tollak, Roberto Gatto, Rosario Giuliani, Peppe Servillo, Vince Mendoza, Paolo Fresu, Javier Girotto, Frabizio Bosso, Gianluca Petrella.
  • Professional Jazz Ensemble: High profile ensemble, highly demanding repertoires, interplay and improvisation, fortnightly meetings with Rosario Giuliani, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Gegè Telesforo, Javier Girotto, Dario Deidda, Fabrizio Sferra, Paolo Damiani, Amedeo Tommasi, Maurizio Giammarco, Vincenzo Presta, Natalio Mangalavite, Roberto Tarenzi.

Since 2012 Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus + program, which offers the possibility to every student of Academic level to live periods of mobility in other European and Extra-European Higher Education Institutes for study or internship projects.

Each student can therefore benefit of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad for each study cycle (12 months max in the three-year first cycle, 12 months max in the two-year second cycle of academic studies), choosing one’s destination among a wide and excellent offer of foreign partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

  • Special International Projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

REQUIREMENTS: 1st Cycle three-year academic diploma already achieved or to be achieved by the February session (registration with reservation)

  1. Consult the Admission Requirements and Study Plan section: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by accessing the “Admission requirements and study plan” section.
  2. Realize the video clips for the pre-selection:Record one or more videos containing 5 songs, performed by you in a group (trio the minimum), chosen from the list indicated under Admission within the “Admission Requirements and Study Plan” section. Videos must be uploaded on YouTube or other similar web portals and indicated as links in the application form.
  3. Fill in the application webform and insert the links to the video clips: You can apply to take part in the entrance exam to the 1st and 2nd cycle academic courses from 3rd February to 30th April. International students may apply as of January 1st every year until 30th April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  4. Wait for pre-selection results:Candidates who pass the pre-selection will be admitted to the admission tests, which will take place in June and September. International candidates can sit the admission tests earlier, from March until June.
  5. Take the admission tests on site:Admission tests are held on at least two consecutive days. International candidates can sit the tests online.

Every year the compositions and arrangements of the trainees participate in the Jazz Factory, a month of rehearsals with large orchestra and concert at the Auditorium of Rome Parco della Musica with international special guests as a real insertion into a business circuit.

Special Guest who in the last 5 years have embellished the work of the two-year jazz composition and arrangement course: Vince Mendoza, Richard De Rosa, Paolo Fresu, Beppe Servillo, Javier Girotto, Kurt Elling, Rosario Giuliani

Since 2012 Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus + program, which offers the possibility to every student of Academic level to live periods of mobility in other European and Extra-European Higher Education Institutes for study or internship projects.

Each student can therefore benefit of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad for each study cycle (12 months max in the three-year first cycle, 12 months max in the two-year second cycle of academic studies), choosing one’s destination among a wide and excellent offer of foreign partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

  • Special International Projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.

REQUIREMENTS: 1st Cycle three-year academic diploma already achieved or to be achieved by the February session (registration with reservation)

  1. Consult the study plan and admission tests:Check that your self-preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by clicking below on Admission tests and study plan.
  2. Fill out the application form: It is possible to submit an application for participation at the admission exam to I and II cycle academic courses from the 3rd of February to the 30th of April. Subsequent applications will only be considered on the basis of the remaining places available.
  3. Sit the admission tests: You will be called for the admission tests which are held on two consecutive days in June and/or September of each year. For students residing outside Rome and foreign students it is possible to request to take the tests online from home, and the tests periods will be anticipated, to be sit between March and June.

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