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Conservatory of Music

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Founded in 1903, the State Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini” in Trieste is one of the longest serving conservatories in Italy (it is among the 13 Italian historical conservatories and one of the leading conservatories in Europe)

 

Founded in 1903, the State Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini” in Trieste is one of the longest serving conservatories in Italy (it is among the 13 Italian historical conservatories and one of the leading conservatories in Europe). The Conservatory belongs to the system of High Artistic, Music and Coreutica Education of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

Tartini Conservatory is located in the prestigious Rittmeyer palace, and offers four levels of training: pre-academic, firstcycle and second-cycle degrees (Bachelor and Master degree) and teacher training. The educational offer is divided into 89 courses (69 at university level), ranging from instrumental training to orchestral direction, from composing to theatre, from jazz to new technologies and choir direction.

 In compliance with European standards, Conservatory Tartini implements a credit system consistent with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) designed for the maximum recognition of the work done by its students.

 Tartini Conservatory annually produces over 150 public music events, including competitions, in Trieste and in the region, cooperating with numerous festivals and associations in the area.

 The Tartini has been inserted into the university and regional research system with a special regional law; it is also part of the Memorandum of Understanding “Trieste City of Knowledge”.

 As member of the “Association Européenne des Conservatoires”, Tartini cooperates with 60 European universities and academic institutions, promoting each year a vast international mobility plan for its students and teachers, which places it at the top level among the Italian conservatoires by number of exchanges.

 The Conservatory of Trieste gives a Diploma Supplement according to the model developed in Europe and is, with Parma, Bologna, Salerno and Trento, one of the five Italian Conservatives who can benefit from the DS Label Award.

 The Tartini has 650 students, of which almost 40% registered in higher education courses, 90 full-time professors, and more than 15 adjunct professors, and regularly hosts Italian and foreign teachers for seminars and masterclasses. Jointly with the Consorzio AlmaLaurea promotes and monitors the inclusion of graduates in the work world.