Luciano Berio
International composition competition

Deadline for registration 15 November 2022
Age limit 40 years
Prize € 20,000 commission for a piece for symphonic orchestra, to be performed in the concert seasons of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai.

Publication by Universal Edition (UE) via SCODO; two years free Professional Plus subscription to SCODO | Universal Edition (UE).

In addition, Universal Edition (UE) will offer all contestants a one time free evaluation of their works.

Antonio Pappano, President
Luca Francesconi (Italy) / Tania León (USA)
Philippe Manoury (France) / Hilda Paredes (Mexico).

Master Courses in Music Studies

Registrations are open for the Academic Year 2022/2023 for the Master Courses in Music Studies:

Baroque Singing


Chamber Music




The Orchestra

The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was the first orchestra in Italy to devote itself exclusively to the symphonic repertoire. Sir Antonio Pappano is the Music Director since 2005.

The Chorus

The origins of the multi-secular Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are closely linked to choral singing: in the second half of the 1500’s, several Chapel-masters and Choristers formed an association, electing as President Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Antonio Pappano
Music Director

Sir Antonio Pappano has been Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 1 October 2005;


Box office

The Box office at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone will be open every day from 11:00 until 20:00


Where we are

The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia concert hall is the at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone (Rome – Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 34) designed by architect Renzo Piano, one of the largest music complexes in the world today. Legal Headquarter is at Via Vittoria 6.

Master Courses

Today, studying at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia means choosing to work with instructors and professionals of undisputed artistic value and renown who are able to inspire, guide and develop the talent and the musical personality of each student.


Tutti a Santa Cecilia is the season of educational activities dedicated to schools, children (starting from babies), families and in general to a new audience who wants to approach the universe of Music.


Support us

The Support of the Accademia program allows individuals, organizations and foundations to play a primary role in the cultural life of our country and to contribute to the diffusion of great music.

Multimedia Library

Besides events and concerts, the Auditorium houses a modern Multi-media Library for consulting the Accademia’s historical-musical patrimony, which has been digitalized with the most modern technology and catalogued according to criteria currently used by cultural libraries, archivists and audio-visual specialists.

Museum of Musical Instruments

The Musical Instruments Museum of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (MUSA), holds one of the foremost collections of instruments in Italy. Its most valuable pieces are now on display to the public in its exhibition gallery.