Rock-blues Guitar

Second cycle Academic Diploma

The two-year second cycle academic diploma (specialization courses) in Popular music are customized on the basis of the musical inclinations of each student, for the development of the own artistic personality and aimed at artistic productions both discographic and concert.

Famous artists will be the protagonists of the Ensembles, to perform alongside great musicians, start the profession and add material to the own resume.

All the students will come out with a recording production release of their own artistic projects.

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, coming from Saint Louis 1st Cycle Academic courses or selected through audition.

Deep stylistic specialization, composition, arrangement and production of original projects in the studios of Saint Louis, Professional Ensembles with famous artists.

  • Pop-rock guitar: 70 hours of one-to-one classes with one or more educators of the student’s choice
  • Artistic production: each student will have at disposal the recording studio to produce the own artistic project, in collaboration with the students of the phonia and electronic music courses
  • Professional Ensamble: study of contemporary styles and languages, including experimental ones, not strictly linked to tradition. With the company of international artists and guests
  • Composition and Live in studio: creative labs aimed at the composition, elaboration, arrangement and production of the own original recording project
  • Second instrument: Study of a second instrument in a multi-instrument perspective, choice between Drums, Piano, Singing, Electric Bass
  • Study plan personalization: Personalization of own study path choosing from over 200 different courses from the various departments of St. Louis, a unique opportunity to expand the own skills and build a future as a professional, able to operate in multiple sectors of Music Business.

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
  • guitarist 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)

FORM

INSIGHTS

Two types of ensembles: a permanent ensemble that rehearses all year round and performs at concerts in clubs in Rome with the educator as part of the band and one great orchestral ensemble which concentrates the rehearsals in one or two full-immersion weeks for concerts in Theatres and recordong productions. In previous academic years the students from the second cycle of academic courses performed with Beppe Vessicchio, Tollak, Federico Malaman, Tulli De Piscopo, Antonella Ruggiero, Diodato, Gegè Telesforo, Serena Brancale, Saturnino.

Great orchestral formations with the best talented students who perform in theaters and festivals with internationally renowned artists. In recent years Special Guests such as Beppe Vessicchio, Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonella Ruggiero (Matia Bazar), Diodato, Tullio De Piscopo, Chiara Civello had participated.

  • Pop Orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Presta: Formation of over 20 elements, rhythmic section, brass section, strings, voices to host the greats of Italian and international Pop.

  • Soul Train Revolution: Inspired by the homonymous famous American music tv show, Soul Train R-Evolution is a line-up of 20 musicians whose repertoire focuses on ‘Black Music’ in its widest sense, coexisting the tradition of Soul, Funk, Jazz and African music, with elements of Neo-Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Fusion and electronic music.

  • I Love Pizza by Serena Brancale: An ensemble that is not based on vocal power or technical and instrumental virtuosity, but on the inventiveness of musicians in creating innovative sounds out of the ordinary thanks to Loop stations, keyboards, Pads, effects and laptops for rhythmic and vocoder for singers.

  • Latin Louis Combo conducted by Natalio Mangalavite: 16-element ensemble, together to perform the jazz repertoire with South American and Caribbean rhythms.

  • Synth Louis: Experimental ensemble that was born as a tribute to electronic music, synthesizers and more generally electronic musical instruments in all their forms, open to instruments, singers, drummers, electronic musicians.

  • Progressive Rock by Daniele Pomo: The history of 1970s Progressive Rock, British and Italian and contemporary Progressive: from Genesis to PFM to the last frontiers of Rock and beyond.

  • Twenty Guitars by Diego Cignitti: Ensemble composed exclusively of electric guitars that rereads the repertoire of the great history of Italian and international Rock. 20 guitars that play, explode, harmonize and dialogue. A wall of sound completely new.

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.

Two types of ensembles: a permanent ensemble that rehearses all year round and performs at concerts in clubs in Rome with the educator as part of the band and one great orchestral ensemble which concentrates the rehearsals in one or two full-immersion weeks for concerts in Theatres and recordong productions. In previous academic years the students from the second cycle of academic courses performed with Beppe Vessicchio, Tollak, Federico Malaman, Tulli De Piscopo, Antonella Ruggiero, Diodato, Gegè Telesforo, Serena Brancale, Saturnino.

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.

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