Musicians will participate in a three-week program of intense musical study with an outstanding international faculty. Professional training in the preparation of repertoire for the numerous rich performance experiences offered is emphasized.
Public afternoon and evening concerts are held every day except Saturdays and Sundays. Performers are chosen on the strength of their submitted recording.A unique opportunity is provided for students who are ready for professional performing experiences and would like to perform their repertoire in beautiful halls for excellent audiences. Those preparing International Competitions are given priority and will be offered a special solo recital.
The program takes place in magnificently restored 17th and 18th century buildings, including a classical Italian style opera house, two concert halls, numerous practice and teaching studios and modernized living quarters. Participants live at Santa Chiara, a large 17th century former convent with modernized rooms for students (2-3-4 per room). Students receive 3 Italian meals daily, except on free days (Saturdays and Sundays).


ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES:Daily classes and conversation at two levels in the city library.
Daily Schedule (Monday to Friday)
8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:00
Italian language class (optional, but highly recommended) or private practicing
10:00 – 11:00
Intensive chamber music hour (no private lessons or practice)
11:00 – 12:30
Lessons, master classes, practice
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 17:30
Chamber music coaching, master classes, individual lessons, practice, rehearsals
17:30 – 18:30
Concerto Aperitivo, formal public student concert
19:00 – 20:00
Evening Concert
Gelato (ice cream) on the piazza!