The auditions for academic year 2020-21 will take place EXCLUSIVELY “Online”.
The procedures are as follows:
candidates must produce video recordings of the admission program (see ALLEGATO A) or any other kind of documents that may be required (e.g. their own original compositions);
for exams that include written tests, the theme will be sent by email in a .pdf file: the written test will start 30 minutes after the theme has been sent and the completed homework must be returned as a pdf file as communicated on the accompanying message, attaching a photocopy of a valid document;
it is mandatory to present the complete program in all its points, except for extemporaneous tests (sight-reading, declamation of the Italian text, scales, arpeggios, motivational interview, etc.), which will take place during an online video-conference, as indicated by each program;
each piece of the program will be a single video track, separate and independent from the other tracks and well identified with the candidate’s full name, the title of the track, the production date of the video, the name of any accompanist or vocal / instrumental group;
the video frame ought to allow the jury to see the candidate’s whole figure and during the performance the use of the music stand should not hide his/her face;
video conferences will always begin with the presentation of a valid document of the candidate;
all music pieces must be performed thoroughfully and without any kind of post production editing; “traditional” cuts of repeats are allowed (especially in the operatic repertoire);
candidates are required to upload the video recordings on the most accessible sharing platforms (e.g. YouTube) or on their personal website (exclusively in .avi or .mp4 format), and the complete links must be available by 30 September 2020 at 22.00 Italian local time at the latest; videos should remain visible until at least October 31, 2020; candidates will need to send the complete program using the form provided (see ALLEGATO B) to the organization of the entrance exams (email@example.com): please, keep the word (.docx) format.
IMPORTANT any access password to video links must be indicated if the candidate wishes to limit their public dissemination; the rules on the protection of privacy apply to underage candidates and, in this case, a parent must put his/her signature;
it is also possible to submit videos recorded during public concerts as long as the music pieces correspond exactly to what is required, the figure of the candidate is clearly visible during the performance; the candidate will declare the recording date of the video;
candidates are asked to attend a video conference in the form of an interview with the commission on a specific date and time; they will need a web connection with the “ZOOM” application; the invitation link for this interview will be sent to the candidates on 1 ottobre 2020, with the relative authorization password; the general interview will focus on technical and interpretative problems relating to the program presented for the admission test; in case of underage candidates, the presence of one of the parents at the videoconference will be necessary;
it will always be necessary for the candidate (and the parent for minors) to present a valid identity document to the jury;
during the interview, the candidate may be required to take extemporaneous tests of various types (e.g. sightreading) if required by the admission program of each course; candidates may be asked to provide a curriculum vitae in pdf format if it has not been attached to the application for admission; the candidate will need to have available anything necessary for the correct conduct of the interview and any sight-reading tests, for example her/his musical instrument and / or a digital medium for reading the pieces selected by the jury and sent in real time;
if the video is incomplete or difficult to play, the student cannot be fully evaluated and the jury may decide to exclude her/him from the examination: it is advisable to pay particular attention to the quality of the sound;
if the required video recordings or documents are not sent by September 30, 2020 at 22.00, the candidate will be excluded from the admission exam;
if the program of recordings or compositions is incomplete or the written tests are not correctly carried out, the candidate will be excluded from the entrance exam;
it is possible to participate in more than one admission exam or to more admission tests for the same course at different academic levels: it is necessary to register for each of them by presenting the complete program for each exam; it is possible to reuse the same recordings or the same compositions for multiple examination programs if consistent with the requirements; written and extemporaneous tests must be fully carried out for each program;
the theory evalutation for TRIENNIO / bachelor (Basic skills test program on music theory, history of music and piano for non-piano majors) will be held between 22 and 26 OCTOBER 2020 and will be reserved to enrolled students only, unless they can show certificates that exempt them from this test (see art.3, paragraph 3 letter b);
SECONDA PROVA dell’esame di ammissione al Triennio per l’A.A. 2020-21
these tests will be live and at the Cherubini Conservatory; to find out the contents of the theory verification tests, please consult the website on the Triennio/bachelor admission exams page Programmi II Prova Ammissione Triennio 2020/21.