The State Music Academy
“OTTORINO RESPIGHI"
IN LATINA
Brief Historical
formerly High School Musical
• 1979 – Branch of State Music Academy S. Cecilia in
Rome
• 1988 - Autonomy of the State Conservatory of Music
in Latina
• 1998 to present - Reform Law No. 508 and its
implementing regulations that modify the previous
organization in force since 1918 with amendments in
1932
• 2010 - New official education systems
Governance
The management units are:
 President
 Director
 Administration Board
 Academic Council
 Departments
 Teachers College
 Consult student
 Evaluation Team
The numbers
• 78 teachers
• 21 support staff
• 600 students
• 3 buildings in Latina for a total of 75 classrooms
• A branch in Gaeta
• An auditorium with 120 seats
• A library consisting of more than 10,000 books,
sheet music and sound recordings
• 4 small concert halls with 50 seats
• 2 computer labs
Educational offer
The training offered at the Conservatory caters to different age
groups and skills:
 Academic Courses consist of a three-year bachelor (triennio)
and a second level master (biennio), both aimed at the
professional training of musician and releasing universitylevel academic diplomas of first and second level.
 The courses of the Old Order are being depleted.
 Courses Pre-academic are aimed at the basic musical
education and prepare the access at the academic level,
issuing certificates of level.
 Free courses of Higher Education, oriented in particular to
instrumental methods, the introductory music (children’s
choir, laboratories, etc.)
The core and the backbone of the courses
Conservatory follow the classical tradition. From
several years we have added new courses of study
oriented, on the one hand, to a more modern way
'closer' to the tastes of young people, with the
courses of Electronic Music and Jazz, and, secondly,
to the recovery of ancient traditions , with courses in
historical keyboards, viola da gamba, baroque flute,
etc.. Antiquity and modernity coexist and interact
and, therefore, are two sides of a single view of the
study of music at the Conservatory today
Higher Education Courses
In 2014, the Academy introduced a new type of free
courses aimed at students of high level. Courses
taught by renowned teachers, aimed at those who
already have a major course of study behind him. It
starts with the course of composition held by
maestro Salvatore Sciarrino and with the intent to
develop the experiment in other specialties typical of
the Conservatory
International Partners
Universities and Academies which are currently under
bilateral agreements :
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) Akademia Muzyczna w
Krakovie (Academy of Music in Krakow - Poland) Universidad de
Vigo ( Spain), University of Szeged (Hungary) Conservatorio
Superior de Música " Victoria Eugenia " de Granada (Spain)
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga (Spain), Abant Izzet
Baysal University (University of Bolu -Turkey ), Conservatory of
Vienna (Austria), Liszt Ferenc Zenemuveszeti Egyetem
( Conservatory of Budapest - Hungary), Staatliche Hochschule fur
Musik Trossingen ( Conservatory of Music Trossingen - Germany ),
University of Malta (Malta ), University of Music and Art in Vienna
( Austria ), Musik Akademie Basel ( Switzerland), Staatliche
Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg ( Conservatory of Music in
Würzburg - Germany ), Akademia Muzycznaim Im . G. Ik .
Bacewiczow W Lodzi ( Music Academy of Music in Lodz Poland),
Nationala Universitatea de Muzica din Bucuresti (Romania)
Production and research
• Season "Un’orchestra a teatro"
• Chamber music season "Thursday in music"
• The Festival "Forme del suono"
• Early Music Festival
. Concerts in decentralization
• Concerts in Schools
Season of the Symphonic Orchestra
"Un’orchestra a teatro"
From 2013, the activities were transferred to the
orchestral season called "Un’orchestra a teatro”,
produced in collaboration with the International
Campus of Music and the town’s gouvernement. The
season will be held at the Municipal Theatre
"D'Annunzio", counting 700 seats. Concerts are for a
fee and represent the first orchestral concert season
of the town of Latina. Its programs focuses on the
masterpieces of symphonic music from 700 to
present.
"Thursdays in music"
The Chamber Season with his usual Thursday’s
appointment, consisting of about 20 concerts, is
divided into two periods - spring and fall - and sees
the alternation of concerts given by teachers,
students and external guests, in a careful planning
touching various repertoires. Even with the
inevitable preponderance of the classic-romantic, the
concerts host, in fact, medieval and renaissance
authors, contemporary works, jazz, the music of folk
traditions, the most different formations alternating
instrumental and vocal, and even with the use of new
music technologies
Le forme del suono - music of the contemporary
The Festival, since its title accepts the vision of today as
plural, complex, layered. Its programming sees the presence
of Italian and foreign guests; compositions for the traditional
concert enjoyment, but also installations, videos, acoustic
music, electroacoustic, theater, orchestra, chamber music.
Music by direct derivation of the avant-garde, but declined in
its current very wide connotation; premieres and classics of
the twentieth century, in a horizontal representation of our
present. Now in its fifth edition, in summary some of his
numbers in the first 4 editions: 47 concerts and more than
250 works presented between compositions, videos,
installations, of which more than 30 as première; 24
seminars, workshops and master classes with musicians and
composers; presentations of books and CDs
Early Music Festival
In 2013, the Academy inaugurates a new festival
dedicated to ancient music. Concerts, seminars,
lutherie workshops, teachers and students together
with Italian and international guests. A prominent
figure of this first event, the lutenist Hopkinson
Smith
Concerts in decentralization
The activity of the Conservatory extends beyond the
boundaries of the Municipality and the Province of
Latina. Repetitions of its events ranging from classical to
jazz to contemporary and early music, are produced in
the province, in Gaeta, Cisterna, San Felice Circeo, in the
local museums such as the House of Manzù and in
national seasons as the Festival Pontino, Nuova
Consonanza, Suona francese. Participation in programs
of Vatican Radio and concerts at the Villa Adriana.
Conventions aimed at creating musical events with
Theatre of Ostia and the Museum of Palazzo Braschi in
Rome are some of the projects carried out in recent years
Student concerts
From a few years the Conservatory, in addition to
the traditional final concerts of the students,
organizes about a dozen concerts decentralized
within the primary and secondary schools in the
Province of Latina. They are concert-lessons that
illustrate some repertoires, and / or musical
instruments, thanks to the generosity of teachers and
their pupils, aimed at the development of classical
music culture.
Conferences and Seminars
For non-regular appointments Conservatory organizes
Conferences or Seminars on specific issues which may
vary from the study of a particular repertoire or an
author,a teaching methodology. In recent years we
remember: "The Content of the Reformation" (2000), a
six days meeting with the participation of 54 teachers
from 26 Italian Academies to discuss the educational and
organizational innovations related to the recent law
innovations, "George Sand, romantic music and
musicians "(2007)," Roffredo Caetani, a musician
aristocrat "(2012)," The Shape of music in Schenkerian
perspective "(2013)
Workshops and Masterclasses
Alongside the ordinary lessons , the Academy offers a continuous and
diverse range of insights through seminars and / or masterclass of guest
artists .
Just as an example we recall some guests in recent years: Charles Rosen,
Aldo Ciccolini, Lya De Barberiis, Mariella Devia, Nuria Schoenberg Nono,
Doina Rotaru, G. Pstrokonska-Nawratil, Aldo Clementi, Giacomo Manzoni,
Azio Corghi, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Ivan Fedele, Giorgio Nottoli,
Mauro Cardi, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Agostino Di Scipio, Luca Mosca, Elio
Martusciello, K. Olczak, Mario Mary, Ivan Vandor, Marco Frisina, Mario
Caroli, Emanuele Arciuli, Stuart Isacoff, M. Kogut-Slanda, Enzo Filippetti,
l’ICST di Zurigo, Carlo Boccadoro, Daniele Screpis, Piero Rattalino, Dimitra
Theodossiou, Claude Delangle, Stefan Hussong ecc.
and musicologists Annarosa Poli, Raoul Meloncelli, Danièle Piston,
Claudia Colombati, Veniero Rizzardi, Angela Ida De Benedictis, Giovanni
Giuriati, William Drabkin, Mario Baroni
Development Projects
The guidelines for the future involve the
development of international relations, the Courses
of Higher Education, the publication of a series of
audio and musicological and analytical texts and the
strengthening of the current music production
through stable seasons in decentralization that join
the four already present in the city of Latina
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