The State Music Conservatory “ Arturo Toscanini”, is a pole of excellence and is one of the 73 Italian public Institutions of High Artistic Musical Training (AFAM) sector with over 350 students coming from 35 Municipalities of different provinces. The only University AFAM Institution in the Province of Agrigento.
Type of active courses: the new system foresees first and second level Academic Diploma Courses, specialization courses, research training courses, specialization courses or masters courses.
There are currently active:
- N. 27 First level Academic Diploma Courses and related Pre-Academic Basic Training Courses: Bass Guitar, Pop-Rock Bass Guitar, Bass Tuba, Drums and Jazz Percussion, Drums and Pop Rock Percussion, Singing (Lyrical), Jazz Singing, Pop Rock Singing, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Pop Rock Guitar, Clarinet, Double Bass, Horn, Euphonium, Flute, Piano, Piano Jazz, Pop Rock Piano and Electronic Keyboards, Saxophone Jazz, Percussion instruments, Trumpet, Jazz Trumpet, Trombone, Viola, Violin and Cello.
- N. 23 Regulated direction Second level Academic Diploma Courses: Bass Guitar, Bass Tuba, Drums and Jazz Percussion, Singing (Lyrical), Jazz Singing, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Clarinet, Double Bass, Horn, Euphonium, Flute, Chamber Music, Piano, Piano Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Percussion instruments, Trumpet, Jazz Trumpet, Trombone, Viola, Violin and Cello.
Beginning from the Academic year 2018/19, the Basic First Level Courses were established in the context of Recurring and Permanent Training (FREP) in accordance to the Ministerial guidelines, and pursuant to Legislative Decree 60/17 and to the related Ministerial Decree 382, the Preparatory courses of maximum three-year preparatory duration for the admission to all First Level AFAM Courses.Among the priority objectives: teaching and artistic production with particular attention to the artistic / professional training of the students through concert production initiatives, competitions, workshops, masters, seminars, scholarships in collaboration with other organizations, foundations, associations, AFAM institutions and especially with FEMURS(Regional Music Federation with Trapani and Messina Conservatories); school-work continuity through the establishment of agreements and agreements with other organizations (Theaters, Associations, affiliated offices, territorial Bodies) in order to favor the insertion of our students into the world of work and artistic production; the dissemination ofmusical culture through agreements, conventions, collaborations with the many educational institutions with a musical and non-territorial orientation, as well as various training activities aimed at ongoing and recurrent training; the internationalization of teaching and artistic activity through a lot of important international partnerships, supplemented by the most recent agreements with the Windsor Piano Academy in London and the State Conservatory of Petrozavodsk (Russian Federation), with which to strengthen the collaboration for Masterclass, Competitions and events, with mobility study and for traineeship students and Outgoing and Incoming teachers, in the latter case as already implemented with the Klaipeda University of Vilnius, the Valencia Conservatory and Tangsham Chinese University.