Master’s Degree LM-45

From the academic year 2019-2020, the Academy establishes Biennal courses that allow achieving the equivalent qualification to the Master’s Degree of the class LM-45 “Musicology and Musical Heritage”, divided into eight different addresses, PIANO, FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLET, CELLO, GUITAR, CHAMBER MUSIC and COMPOSITION, as by art.1 of the 01/03/2019 Decree 177 of ItalianMinister of Education, University and Research.
With the purpose to participate to open competitions the degrees released by Imola Academy are equivalent to the academic degrees of first and second level released by AFAM institutions(article. 1, co. 102-107 of the 2013 Stability Law 228/2012).

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For the enrol entities necessary to have the I Conservatory Level Academic Diploma for the chosen address, or an Old Order Conservatory Diploma together with the High School Graduation or an equivalent title, and being agendas follows (except derogation by the Director according to Academic Board):

  • between 18 and 26 years old for the addresses of Piano, Flute, Violin, Violet, Cello
  • between 18 and 30 years old for the addresses of Guitar and Chamber Music
  • between 18 and 35 years old for the address of Composition

The admission to the courses equivalent to The LM-45 Degree is subject to passing the instrumental practise entrance exam, respecting the regulation of the High Specialization Courses of every single address actively ready in Academy. The respective programs of the admission test are available in the section of the web site “High Specialization Courses”. For the guideline about the musical program requested to admission exam, it is necessary to follow the age criteria in which the High Specialization Courses are divided in. For further clarifications please contact the secretariat at 0542-30802, or by mail
The time limit to enrol in the admission exam for the academic year 2020-2021 is September 1st 2020. The admission exam date will be announced to each candidate by the secretariat. The admission exams will take place starting from the second half of September 2020, except derogation due to Covid-19 emergency. Candidates who intend to enrol in the admission exam to the equivalent courses have to send a mail to with the chosen address indicated. The secretariat will contact every candidate indicating all the details to complete the enrollment process. The result of the exams will be announced within October 30th.
For the students of the Academy already enrolled to individual High Specialization Courses, who intend to enrol in the respective Equivalent Course, it is not necessary passing the admission exam but it is needed to communicate this intention to the secretariat within September 1st. For the internal students who intend to request to pass to equivalent courses, the same access requirements are needed.

 The ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
On the academic year 2020-2021, the first and second annuity of the equivalent courses to LM-45 Degree will be activated. The Academy reserves the right to not activate the equivalent courses of the first annuity, in the case of the minimum number of students, has not passed the admission exam. If the equivalent courses will not be activated, the accepted candidates will be warned within October 30th. For these students, it is granted the chance to attend the academic instrumental courses of the Academy in the form of High Specialization Courses, besides the right to attend the equivalent courses as soon as the first annuity is available to be activated, including the recognition of the reached credits in the instrumental courses and the reduction of attendance taxes.

The students have to attend at least the 80% of every course of the teaching plan, under penalty of inability to enrol in the compulsory verification test of each course that will take place at the end of the year, according to a calendar defined by the secretariat. For each course two exam sessions a year are granted.
In case of not passing the verification exam at the end of the annuity of instrumental courses related to SSD L-ART/05 there is no possibility of taking it again, not even in the second session available (except derogation of the Director according to the Academic Board) and involves the inability of the continuation of the studies at the Academy.
In case of not passing the verification exam of the other courses, there is the chance to retrieve exclusively in the second session planned and available in the same academic year of attendance (except derogation of the Principal according to the Director), under penalty of inability to continue the studies at the Academy.
All the specifications concerning the schedule of the lessons and the program of each course will be announced to the students by the secretariat and managed through the Portal on ‘cloud’ in the specific area related to teaching.
Considering the high selection requested in admission exams and the Imola Academy students target, the institution is available to talk with every single student, to permit a program of attendance and the overcoming of the exams according to their extra-academic artistic commitments -concerts, competitions, tours etc. etc.- agreed by the student with his instrumental Teacher in the Academy (except derogations to the discretion of the Director according to Academic Board and the Principal).
There will be no derogation concerning not achieving the requested number of formative credits expected by the regulation to the aim of obtaining the equivalent qualification of the LM-45 Degree.

The courses will be held in Italian and English. In group courses, the teaching language will be chosen depending on the composition of the class. Anyway, the chance to study and take verification exams following an Italian and English bibliography is granted to the students.

To enrol in the admission exam it is necessary to pay a € 60 fee at the act of enrollment. The secretariat will indicate all the details at the act of request for enrollment.

Once the exam has been passed and the activation of the course is granted, the student has to pay the € 140 compulsory tax directly to the service of Diritto allo studio of Regione Emilia Romagna ERGO within November 10th. The service of Diritto allo studio involves the provision of amounts supporting the study and can be accessed through the ban. All the details can be found on the related web site of Regione Emilia Romagna

The entire attendance tax of the first annuity of the courses equivalent to LM-45 Degree for the academic year 2020-2021 amounts to €3.450,00, divided into three fees according to the following calendar:
November 15th I fee expiry € 1.125,00
February 15th II fee expiry€ 1.125,00
April 15th III fee expiry€ 1.200,00
The payment of the attendance tax is compulsory in any case, under penalty of inability to attend the courses. The Academy is available to consider a larger rescheduling plan interest-free, under specific request by the student.

For every student who has passed the admission exam successfully, gaining the status of registered student to the equivalent courses of LM-45 Degree, The Academy will provide one studentship for every Academic Year. There is the possibility to receive a studentship that will cover the third fee fully or partly, as decided by the Board of Directors.

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The Teachers of instrumental courses related to SSD L-ART/05 of each address are listed in the section of the web site ‘the teachers’.
In the case of the presence of multiple Teachers, the student can indicate a specific preference that will be respected according to the capacity of the classes. There is a chance to follow instrumental courses taken by several Teachers. The assignation of the instrumental Teacher is at the discretion of the Director and the Head of each address.

The Academy reserves the right to modify the regulation to improve the service to the students. The possible variation swill is immediately released on the web site and the students will be informed by the secretariat directly.