Electronic Music Course – Integrative Module | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia


It is aimed at singers and instrumentalists who intend to expand their executive repertoire with pieces that use electro-acoustic and/or computer technologies.

The course provides both the fundamental concepts, the historical and current procedures, the techniques necessary for the musical interpretation of electro-acoustic works, and the knowledge of the electro-acoustic repertoire relating to the specific instrument of the student.

The course, lasting one year, is divided into monthly sessions; each student is entitled to 12 hours of individual lessons, 3 of which of a workshop nature, and to the participation in the lessons of the other students of the course either in presence or in remote mode.

The lessons are held in the Paolo Ketoff Studio, at the Auditorium “Parco della Musica-Ennio Morricone” in Rome, or in another location of the Santa Cecilia National Academy.

At the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be issued, subject to regular participation in the lessons and in the scheduled didactic and artistic activities.

It should be noted that the Electronic Music Course – Integrative module is an advanced training course; the completion of the course involves the set up and performance of a piece for voice or instrument and electronics. The course does not include exams and is therefore not aimed to obtain the Diploma of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.

Course Teacher

Michelangelo Lupone

Composer. Artistic director of the CRM (Centre for Music Research) in Rome. His activity is distinguished by the interdisciplinary approach that has allowed him to direct his artistic research towards integrated art forms by combining the need for innovation of the musical language with scientific thought. His music includes works for solo instruments, ensemble, orchestra, and electronic music.

Course structure


Admission requirements– Integrative Module

  • Age not exceeding 35 years old;
  • Conservatory Diploma (old system) or 1st or 2nd level Diploma obtained in the instrument with which enrollment is requested, or proven skills in the disciplines of the course.

Exceptions to the aforementioned requirements may be allowed in the presence of proven specific skills and/or students who present an important previous creative activity in the specific field. Admission to the course is subject to passing an exam.


Applications for admission – Integrative Address

Applications for admission, written online by filling out the form at the following link: https://santacecilia.it/alta-formazione/form-di-iscrizione-corsi-di-perfezionamento, must be received by October 2, 2023. The notification sent by the Academy will be considered valid.

The following documents will be attached to the online application:

  • Diploma certificate;
  • Artistic curriculum with the specification of the repertoire;
  • Photocopy of passport or identity document;
  • The payment receipt of the admission fee to the exam.


Program of the admission exam – Integrative Module

The admission exam will consist of an evaluation by the Examination Commission of the curriculum presented by the candidate and an aptitude interview.

The entrance exams will take place online on October 24, 2023; the invitation to the examination with the indication of the platform and the connection mode will be sent by e-mail well in advance.

In the presence of a number of suitable candidates exceeding the available places, those who have achieved the highest marks in the entrance exams will be admitted to the course.

Course Summary Outline for the Academic Year 2023 – 2024


Integrative Module Executive environments
Duration One year
Maximum number of students 4 – four
Access requirements Diploma of instrument and skills in the disciplines of the course
Admission test Aptitude interview
Type of lesson Individual in person and remote group participation
Treatment Theoretical and practical exercises on topics covered
Final test Set up and performance of a piece for voice or instrument and electronics
Lesson hours per student 12 – twelve
Workshop hours per student – support for the achievement of the final performance test 3 – three hours, held in the Paolo Ketoff Studio or in another location set up for the purpose.
Study plan – Material
Analysis of works from the electro-acoustic repertoire.
Fundamentals of music computing. The program is tailored to the students’ skills
Fundamentals of acoustics and electro-acoustics. The program is tailored to the students’ skills
Executive environments and control peripherals.
Set up and performance of an electro-acoustic piece. The piece is customized according to the student’s instrument
Reference bibliography
Agostino Di Scipio, Circuiti del tempo, Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, 2021
Lecture notes by the teacher The bibliography is customized according to the students’ skills.
Pieces and scores by various authors The pieces and scores are customized according to the student’s instrument.


N.B. Students must have a computer of class i7 or higher to do the music design and production work.

The work platforms used in the Executive Environments course are chosen by the student and must include a software dedicated to sound processing. The recommended software dedicated to sound recording and editing are: Pure Data or Max/MSP, Audacity, Reaper, or Studio One.


Examination and attendance fees

  • € 50,00 entrance examination;
  • € 1.500,00 yearly attendance.


Students in arrears with their course tuition and examination fees will not be admitted to lessons or to examinations.


All payments, specifying as reason “Electronic Music Course – Integrative Module” may be made via:

  • postal account payment
    30406003, made out to Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione
  • wire transfer
    c/c n. 9872, made out to Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione
    Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n. 6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471
    IBAN: IT31 I 010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872
  • Paypal on Fondazione’s website at this link https://santacecilia.it/alta-formazione/paypal


The receipt of the payment for attendance should be sent to the academic office (segreteria didattica) before the start of classes.

Students may pay the attendance fee in two instalments of equal amount, the second of which is to be paid by no later than 01 March.

Withdrawal from the course shall not entitle the student to be refunded what was paid.


Information and contacts

Academic office (segreteria didattica)

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Via Vittoria, 6 – 00187 Roma
Tel: +39 0632817.348 – 321 – 305
Fax: +39 0632817366
E-mail: didattica@santacecilia.it

Please forward all requests and communications by e-mail to the academic office (segreteria didattica), specifying the purpose of the request for quicker handling.