Music Courses at Umbra
Perugia is an ideal place for studying music. It is not only known for being the “university city” of Italy, but also as Italy’s “house of jazz.” Every year, the city hosts the internationally acclaimed Umbria Jazz Festival and is home to a renowned music conservatory as well as several music schools.
In addition to its other courses, the Umbra Institute offers a variety of music classes in cooperation with La Maggiore Music School. This is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music or who want to continue practicing their instrument. The courses are taught in English and are held at the music school located in the center of Perugia. Students have the option to study voice, cello, violin, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, classical or jazz piano; classical, modern, or jazz singing; ensemble (jazz and modern); music theory; solfège; total harmony; and the history of music; as well as practice orchestral and chamber music.
This is a highly individualized program through which classes are created according to student and university needs. They are held once or twice a week for 60 to 90 minutes at a time. Group and individual lessons are available and students are welcome to practice within the LaMaggiore facility outside of regularly scheduled class times.
At the end of the semester, students will be asked to perform either a solo or an ensemble for the public. Each class counts as 3 credits in the General Studies curriculum and are included in the general tuition.
You are welcome to bring your own instrument or rent one here in Perugia. The music school also has some instruments available for practice, to be used in the practice room.
Please note that practicing your instruments or vocals is restricted to the practice rooms at the music school. It is prohibited to practice any instrument or vocals in the student apartments or at the Umbra Institute.
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