ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT
The European Commision has decided to award our institution with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 for the whole period of the Erasmus+ Programme.
The Music Conservatory "E.R. Duni” of Matera (Italy) pursues from many years a policy of internationalization process because aware that this implements the insertion process, integration and identification of the international dimension in academic teaching and research. The objectives and expected results in pursuing this action are to improve the training quality for the quality knowledge transfer with effects of social, civic, cultural and human processes. The national and international relationships tend to be one of the most important aspects of educational and experiential life. These aspects are essential elements to evaluate the impact that our institution have in the social and territorial context, so as in the international level.
To establish and consolidate the cooperation actions, we have signed inter-institutional agreements with equal institutes in Europe and outside Europe. The identification of the institutions with which we sign agreements has provided different dynamics. The main ones are the international prestige of the Institute with which to start working relationships and direct contact with the teachers or with the management of the institutions. In search of the partnership our Erasmus Office continuously stimulates teachers and students. To all requests for partnership that we have received we have always responded positively, because we want to offer our students and staff a varied choice to stimulate and implement actions for mobility cooperation.
The collaboration network of the Conservatory was first focused on European countries and then outside Europe. The policy of expanding the partnership doesn’t arise vetoes or restrictions, because the music language, in many cases, exceeds the language barrier and lends itself to various artistic co-productions and collaborations.
Our training can be divided essentially into four training segments:
- basic course: can be assimilated to the "short cycle", and is destined for all those who want to start with musical studies
- first academic level: can be assimilated to the "1st Cycle", and is a three-year structured training program in 60 credits per year with a total of 180 credits in the three years
- second academic level: can be assimilated to the "2nd Cycle", and is a training of two years divided into 60 credits per year with a total of 120 credits in the two years
- special courses and post-academic training: can be assimilated to the "3th Cycle", and is a training of two years normally structured in 60 credits per year with a total of 120 credits in the two years
We believe that among the most important objectives of mobility is to offer an integrated educational experience between individual training (instrument lessons, singing, composition) and ensemble music (chamber groups, string orchestra, wind orchestra, choir, etc.). As transversal training action would be placed all theoretical and historical disciplines for those who choose to live a semester or one year experience in our institution. Obviously in order to achieve the credits in the field of theoretical and historical disciplines is required adequate linguistic competence.
The target group for live a period of mobility in our Conservatory are young musicians from all disciplines (piano, singing, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion, composition, etc.). they want live a learning experience in a rich land of history, culture and art. The city of Matera is UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a place of inspiration able to issue a suggestion to allow a perfect atmosphere to facilitate concentration and optimizing the study process.
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