APPLICATION AND REGULATIONS

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SUMMER ACADEMY 2022

Despite the prolonged Covid-19 emergency, ALL COURSES and seminars ARE CONFIRMED IN-PERSON (July – September 2022) in Siena.
The courses and seminars will proceed according to relevant government regulations.
The Academy will promptly communicate any changes in the schedule according to the development of the crisis.
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GENERAL REGULATIONS

APPLICATION AND ATTENDANCE

For the students of the Accademia Chigiana, termed “active students” (effettivi) and auditors (uditori), the following rules and regulations apply:

ACTIVE STUDENTS

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates in possession of the following requirements, who successfully pass the entrance examination (audition), will be accepted as active students.

The following students may apply as active students:

– Italian candidates in possession of an academic diploma of the second level
– foreign candidates in possession of an equivalent title 

The courses of Voice, Guitar and Chamber Music, Guitar and new music for guitar, Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, and Percussion, and the Seminars: Five Centuries of Guitar, Crossing Musical Boundaries, Live electronics, Oboe and Tabula Rasa; do not require any particular title or diploma, but applicants must provide their curriculum vitae. 

For active students, there are age limits placed on the attendance of each course. These are indicated on the individual course page. The age limits are applied to the first year of attendance in a particular course (it is possible to exceed the age limit in subsequent consecutive years of attending the same course). For ensembles that can demonstrate to have been together for at least three years, the age limit can be extended to an 35 years amongst the members.

Given the age limits imposes, candidates should attach an identity document containing their date of birth to the online application form. Without this document the application will not be considered. The Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program does not have an age limit. 

It is not permitted to attend the same course for more than four years, unless an exception is made upon a reasoned request by the teacher to the Artistic Director of the Academy.

It is not possible to attend more than two courses or seminars at the same time.

AUDITION

The entrance examination (audition) must be made by video recording to be sent together with the online application form via the application portal accessible from this website. It must be sent by 13 May (for the Crossing Musical Boundaries and Oboe seminars by 31 May, and for the Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program by 15 June).

There is an exception: an entrance examination is not required for the Tabula Rasa seminar. 

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Candidates that do not pass the entrance examination may attend the courses as auditors, after registering with the Students’ Secretary. 

REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

Documents requested for the application are:

– diplomas or certificates of musical studies
– personal identity document with date of birth
– detailed curriculum vitae
– programs of concerts held in the past^
– copy of the receipt of payment for the application-examination fee 

(^requested only for students in ensembles and Orchestral Conducting)

Students enrolled as active students in previous years are not required to present the above-mentioned documents.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Applications may be made exclusively online from February 1st, 2022. The application form is accessible from this webpage.

Candidates must indicate the following on the application form:

– the works that they intend to perform for the video audition
– the works that they intend to study during the course
– for the Voice course, their vocal range
– for chamber music courses, their instrument

(for pre-formed ensembles, indicate the surname and instrument of each member)

For clarifications or information please contact the Students’ Secretary (allievi@chigiana.it).

The application form must have the listed documents attached, including the form for the Italian Fiscal Code (for those not already in possession) and the receipt of payment for the application-examination fee

Applications will not be accepted via email.

If the application-examination fee has not been received the application will not be taken into consideration.

DEADLINES

The application must be submitted by the following dates:

13 May for all courses and seminars, except the following
15 May for Orchestral Conducting
31 May for the Composition course and the Crossing Musical Boundaries and Oboe seminars
15 June for the Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program
31 July for the seminar “New Sounds” Tabula Rasa. The art of improvisation

TUITION AND FEES

Application-Examination Fee

It must be received by the Accademia Chigiana by the application deadline. A copy of the payment receipt must be attached to the application form, including the method of payment and details of the transaction. The fee may be paid by bank transfer or online with PayPal.  How to make a Payment.

Orchestral Conducting Course 
€ 28,00 for the evaluation of qualifications 

All other courses and seminars
€ 48,00

Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program
€ 25,00

The application-examination fee is non-refundable.

Attendance fee (tuition) – ACTIVE STUDENTS

We remind applicants that the attendance fee should only be paid after receiving an official notification of acceptance to the course or seminar.  

It must be paid before the start of lessons and cannot be pro-rated or made in installments. This fee is non-refundable in the case that the student interrupts attendance. 

In the case that a fee exemption is applied the paid fee will be reimbursed. 

TABLE OF TUITION FEES

For courses and seminars involving ensembles, the application-examination fee must be paid by each and every member of the ensemble. 

Fee reductions for active students

The following fee reductions may be applied, but are not able to be combined:

– 30% for the attendance in a second course*, including the courses of the Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program
– 45% for members of ensembles who can demonstrate previous concert activity of at least one year (by submitting programmes of past concerts)

*A “second course” is one taken together or in addition to the first course. The reduction will be applied to the discipline that has a later start date. This reduction does not apply to the Orchestra Conducting course. The reduction will be applied to the discipline that has a later start date.

AUDITORS

GENERAL INFORMATION

AUDITORS

It is possible to attend the courses as an auditor after having completed the proper paperwork.

For the current year, given the persistence of the health emergency, the Academy reserves the right to allow, limit or exclude the presence of auditors at the lessons.

No special qualifications are required to register; it will be sufficient to fill in the online form and pay the appropriate tuition attendance fee in euros.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

It is possible to register as an auditor at any time. The application must be made exclusively online and will be accessible from this page beginning February 1st, 2022. 

For clarifications or more information, please contact the Student Secretary’s Office (allievi@chigiana.it).

The form to request an Italian Fiscal Code should be attached to the online application form (to be completed by those not already in possession of the fiscal code).

Applications will not be accepted via e-mail.

TUITION FEES

Application-Examination fee – AUDITORS

There is no registration-exam fee for those who register as an auditor because they do not have to take an audition exam.

Attendance (tuition) fee – AUDITORS

The attendance fee permits the auditor to listen to the lessons of the chosen course or seminar, and can be pro-rated, but cannot be reimbursed if the student interrupts class attendance on their own initiative.

Daily admission tickets are also available.

The sale of entrance tickets is subject to the capacity of the classrooms. The administration reserves the right to suspend the sale of entrance tickets for auditors, without notice, if too many guests would interrupt the lessons or compromise safety.

TABLE OF TUITION FEES

ADMITTED STUDENTS

Active students must guarantee their presence during the course, respecting the complete timetable of the lessons.
With the approval of the teacher, and upon notifying the Student Secretariat, absences from lessons are allowed for a maximum of two days.
Attendance will be checked at the discretion of the teacher.
Upon request of the teacher, possible exceptions will be allowed only for students of the String Quartet and Chamber Music course.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE / DIPLOMA

All active students who regularly attend the lessons shall receive a certificate of attendance. Diplomas and honorable mentions are also given. 

TICKETS TO THE CONCERTS OF THE ACCADEMIA

All students of the Chigiana Summer Academy (active and auditors), who have the student ID card (foto tessera), will be admitted free of charge to the Final Class Concerts by booking a free ticket at the Student Secretary’s Office. They will also be able to take advantage of reduced prices when purchasing tickets for the other concerts of the Chigiana International Festival. For the concerts of the Festival, a limited number of free tickets will be made available to active students only, to be requested by reservation in the Secretary’s Office.

PRACTICE ROOM RESERVATIONS

Practice rooms in via di Città n. 85 can be reserved online starting July 9th.
Practice rooms in the Istituto Franci can be reserved online starting July 16th.

Please read the rules and regulations for the room reservations carefully.

OTHER INFO

The activation of the courses remains at the sole discretion of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

STUDENT OFFICE OPENING HOURS from 4 JULY to 3 SEPTEMBER
from Monday to Friday 8:30-11:30 / 15:00-17:00 and Saturday 8:30-11:30.

At the conclusion of the course or seminar, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire. The Academy thanks you in advance for your collaboration.

The personal data collected during registration will be treated as indicated in the Privacy Policy
In case of any discrepancy between the Italian and English versions of the information presented, the Italian version shall apply.

TUITION

All fees must be paid in the exact amount requested in euros. Any expenses incurred for exchange transactions or bank commissions shall be paid by the student.

For ensemble music courses and seminars, the application-examination and attendance fees must be paid by each individual member of the ensemble.

Note: Credits in the form of a scholarship, or any other refund of the tuition fee paid will be made at the end of the course attended. 

TYPES OF FEES

APPLICATION-EXAMINATION FEE

ACTIVE STUDENTS

It must reach the Accademia Chigiana at the same time as the application form. A copy of the transaction receipt showing the payment details should be attached to the online application. 

PAYMENT

– bank transfer
– PayPal online

MAKE PAYMENT TO:
Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana

IBAN – IT82C0103014200000001482216
BIC – PASCITMMSIE

Please indicate the student’s name and chosen course or seminar.

The payment can also be made online via Paypal, indicating the student’s name and course in the notes, and inserting as the beneficiary e-mail: contabilita@chigiana.it.

 

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The application-examination fee is non-refundable.

ATTENDANCE FEE

ACTIVE STUDENTS

Please note that the tuition (attendance) fee should only be paid after the Academy has notified the student of their admission to the course or seminar.

It must be paid before the start date of the lessons. It cannot be divided, nor can it be reimbursed in the event that the student interrupts the attendance of lessons on their own initiative.

In the event that an exemption or scholarship is subsequently assigned, the tuition paid will be refunded.

Fee reductions for active students

The following fee reductions may be applied, but are not able to be combined:

– 30% for the attendance in a second course, including the Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program*
– 45% for members of ensembles who can demonstrate previous concert activity of at least one year (by submitting programmes of past concerts)

*A “second course” is to be understood as one taken together with, or in addition to, the first course. The Orchestral Conducting course is not eligible for this reduction. The reduction will be applied to the discipline that has a later start date.

Note: Those who take advantage of the fee/tuition exemptions provided by the various agreements in place for 2022 will in no case be entitled to a reduction on the attendance fee for any 2nd course.

AUDITORS

The attendance fee permits the auditor to listen to the lessons of the chosen course or seminar, and can be pro-rated, but cannot be reimbursed if the student interrupts class attendance on their own initiative.

Daily admission tickets are also available.

The sale of entrance tickets is subject to the capacity of the classrooms. The administration reserves the right to suspend the sale of entrance tickets for auditors, without notice, if too many guests would interrupt the lessons or compromise safety.

Partial Attendance fees (only for auditors)

For the Orchestral Conducting course:
– One week: € 145
– Daily admission: € 28

For all the other courses and seminars:
– One week: € 70 (valid for courses longer than 10 days)
– Daily admission: € 16

FEE WAIVERS

The Accademia Chigiana will waive the tuition fee for one student for each course. Those registered as active students can compete for the fee-waiver by sending a reasonable request, in the form of a letter to be attached to the application for registration. Applicants must declare on the application whether or not they have a source of income. These exemptions will be assigned according to a merit ranking and will consist in the reimbursement of the tuition fee paid.

Each teacher will be free to determine when to assign the fee-waiver: either at the beginning of the course, based on the outcome of the entrance exam, or at the end, after assessing the student’s merit during the course.

Holders of scholarships awarded by other entities are not eligible for this fee-waiver.

There are no fee-waivers available for the attendance of seminars or for the Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program 2022.

FEE EXEMPTIONS

The following exemptions will be made:
Application-examination fee

– for students of the Higher Institute of Musical Studies ISSM “Rinaldo Franci” who are specially selected as per the agreement with these institutions
– for students of Italian Conservatories who are recommended by the Director of their institution, even if they do not possess the required titles (please indicate “Convenzione Conservatori Italiani” in the online application form)

– for ensembles that register through Le Dimore del Quartetto for courses in String Quartet, and Viola and chamber music
– for students of the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, as per agreement

Attendance fee for ACTIVE STUDENTS

– for those awarded a fee waiver as indicated by their instructor
– for students of ISSM “Rinaldo Franci”, of the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan, and Siena Jazz who are accepted as active students as per agreements with those institutions

Note: For students of the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado there is a fee reduction of 50% with respect to the ordinary tuition / attendance fee.

Attendance fee for AUDITORS

– exemptions will be made for a limited number of students from the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “R. Franci”, the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” of Milan, the Conservatorio “C.Pollini” of Padova and Siena Jazz, as per the agreement with those institutions

SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

Scholarships and Awards, as indicated below, are given by organizations or individuals to students who distinguish themselves in the advanced specialization courses of the Accademia Chigiana:

Note: Credits in the form of a scholarship, or any other refund of the tuition fee paid will be made at the end of the course attended. 

Premio “Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena”

Again in 2022, the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is offering a prize of € 1,500 which will be awarded to a student of the Viola and chamber music course held by Bruno Giuranna.

The purpose of this award is to help the winners to continue their studies and further refine their musical skills. The Prize in its entirety will be awarded on the judgment of a committee, to include a representative of the Bank, Maestro Nicola Sani, the Artistic Director of the Accademia Chigiana, and the teacher of the course.

Premio “Giovanna Maniezzo”

Again in 2022, thanks to the generous contribution of Prof. Avv. Marcello Clarich, a scholarship will be awarded in memory of Giovanna Maniezzo, a collaborator of the Accademia Chigiana for external relations, who passed away prematurely in 2018.

The Prize, worth € 1,500 gross, will be awarded to the student or ensemble of the summer courses of the Accademia Chigiana who has shown particular aptitude and ability in enhancing their image, in promoting their life and artistic activity, presenting themselves in public and communicating with others. The name of the student or ensemble to whom the scholarship will be awarded will be announced by the Academy at the end of all summer courses.

Scholarship “Rotary Club Siena”

Two scholarships of € 1,500 gross each are reserved in 2022 for students of Orchestral Conducting and Violin (Salvatore Accardo).

The awarding of these grants will be based on a merit ranking which, in the opinion of the teacher, and the Artistic Director of the Chigiana Academy, will emerge from the entrance examination.

Other scholarships

With funds from the Accademia Chigiana, a scholarship to attend the Voice Course is granted to one of the winners of the “Francisco Viñas” International Singing Competition (upon recommendation by the competition’s jury).

The amount of this scholarship will consist of an award of € 35 gross per day, in addition to an exemption from the tuition fees.

Scholarship “Pie Disposizioni”

Five scholarships are reserved in 2022 for students in the following courses and seminar: Guitar and chamber music (Oscar Ghiglia), Guitar and new music for guitar (Giovanni Puddu), Choral Conducting (Lorenzo Donati), Cello (Antonio Meneses) and Oboe (Christian Schmitt).

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a merit ranking which, in the opinion of the teacher and the Artistic Director of the Chigiana Academy, will emerge from the entrance-examination, as well as, based on the assessment of individual needs.

Scholarship “Pia Bassi”

In 2022, a scholarship of €1000 is reserved for a soloist student in the Viola and Chamber Music course held by Bruno Giuranna, in memory of Sig.ra Pia Bassi, esteemed and loyal season ticket holder of the Accademia.

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a merit ranking which, in the opinion of the teacher and the Artistic Director of the Chigiana Academy, will emerge from the entrance-examination, as well as, based on the assessment of individual needs.

Scholarship “Emma Contestabile”

Scholarships from the estate of Emma Contestabile allocated to the Accademia Chigiana to be used for scholarships for the professional training of students.

Scholarship “Fondazione SNAM”

Five scholarships of € 1,000 each reserved for young students enrolled in the courses and seminars of the Summer Academy 2022.

The granting of scholarships, in the opinion of the teachers and the Artistic Director of the Chigiana Academy, will be based on the assessment of individual needs.

Scholarship “The Thinking Watermill Society”

This new scholarship offered by The Thinking Watermill Society of Rome will be awarded by a committee organized by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana to a student born in and resident of a state of the African continent who is accepted to attend one of the masterclasses of the Summer Academy in 2022. 

For the selected student the scholarship will consist in the attendance / tuition fees for the course, and coverage of travel to and living costs in Siena.

TABLE OF TUITION FEES

APPLICATION-EXAMINATION FEE

Orchestral Conducting Course 
€ 28,00 for the evaluation of titles and video audition

All other courses and seminars
€ 48,00

Chigiana-Mozarteum Baroque Program 
€ 25,00

ATTENDANCE FEE

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSES

Masterclasses Active Students Auditors
Voice € 440 € 220
Guitar and Chamber Music € 265 € 130
Guitar and new music for guitar € 220 € 110
Clarinet € 265 € 130
Composition € 240 € 120
Double Bass € 265 € 130
Choral Conducting € 265 € 130
Orchestral Conducting € 865 € 430
Flute € 265 € 130
Percussion € 440 € 220
Pianoforte € 330 € 165
String Quartet and music for strings and piano € 285 € 145
Viola and Chamber Music € 265 € 130
Violin (Ilya Gringolts)
Violin (Salvatore Accardo)
€ 265
€ 330
€ 130
€ 165
Cello (Antonio Meneses)
Cello (David Geringas)
€ 265
€ 265
€ 130
€ 130
Partial Attendance fees (only for auditors)

For the Orchestral Conducting course:
– One week: € 145
– Daily admission: € 28

For all the other courses and seminars longer than 10 days:
– One week: € 70
– Daily admission: € 16

SEMINARS

Seminars

Active Students Auditors
Five centuries of Guitar € 130 € 65
Crossing Musical Boundaries € 130 € 65
Live electronics € 220 € 110
Oboe € 175 € 90
New Sounds
Tabula Rasa. The art of improvisation € 155 € 80

CHIGIANA-MOZARTEUM
BAROQUE PROGRAM

Masterclasses

Active Students

Auditors

Singing € 200 € 100
Harpsichord and basso continuo € 200 € 100
Recorder € 200 € 100
Traverso € 200 € 100
Baroque Oboe € 200 € 100
Viola da Gamba € 200 € 100
Baroque Violin € 200 € 100
Baroque Cello € 200 € 100

USEFUL INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

The following lodgings offer students of the Accademia Chigiana a discount:

Affittacamere Xenia
Via Santa Caterina, 10 / Via dei Pittori, 5
Tel. 0577-286633
lnatulan@hotmail.com
www.xenia.eu

Antica Residenza Cicogna
via delle Terme, 76
Tel. 0577-285613
info@anticaresidenzacicogna.it
www.anticaresidenzacicogna.it

Casa Vacanze Il Campo
via Salicotto, 73
Tel. 0577-226849
info@vacanzeilcampo.it
www.vacanzeilcampo.it

CANTEEN / RESTAURANTS

Students, upon presenting the Chigiana Student ID card as proof of their participation in the programme, have access to the following food services at special prices:

University Dining Hall / Canteen (Mensa)
– Mensa Sant’Agata – Via S. Agata, 1 – Tel. 0577 1651840
open every day from 12-3pm and from 7-9:30pm

TAKE-AWAY SERVICE is active every day from 12pm-6pm and 7pm-9:30pm
https://www.dsu.toscana.it/servizi/ristorazione/

Ristorante Orto de’ Pecci
via Porta Giustizia, 39 – Tel. 0577 222201
www.ortodepecci.it / info@ortopecci.it

Bar Osteria Il Bargello
via di Città, 55 – Tel. 0577 045649
open for lunch and dinner
www.ilbargello55.com

PIANOS

A limited number of pianos are available for student use – with precedence given to active students of the Courses for Piano or Chamber Music with Piano – both on the Academy premises and outside the Academy. To rent pianos for personal use in your accommodations in Siena, please refer to:  

Checcacci Musical Instruments
via Cesare Battisti 10 – 53100 Siena
tel. 0577 44521 / info@checcacci.it

TERMS OF STAY FOR FOREIGNERS IN ITALY

Each student is required to take out a health insurance policy or provide a consular statement of his/her right to medical assistance deriving from international agreements.

Students from countries outside of the European Union may enter Italy upon presenting a passport and, if required, a visa granted by their country of origin. Once in Italy, they must request a visitor’s permit with the same reason given in their visa. It is not necessary to request this permit for stays for reasons of business, tourism, visits or studies shorter than three months.

European Union citizens do not need a permit for their stay in Italy.

CORSES IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

For information please write directly to:

Università per Stranieri di Siena
Segreteria studenti
Piazza Carlo Rosselli 27/28 – 53100 Siena
Tel. 0577 240100 / 111/ Fax 0577 281030
E-mail: info@unistrasi.it
www.unistrasi.it