The Italian Conducting Academy offers the following courses:




Musicians of all nationalities who meet the following requirements can participate:

– maximum age for access to the Three-Year Course: 30 on 31st December 2024

– no age limit for access to the Annual Course and the Two-Year Master of Specialization


At the discretion of the teacher, auditors are admitted (exclusively for orchestral rehearsals).

Organization of meetings

Eight meetings are organized from November 2024 to December 2025. Each theoretical and practical session will take place over the weekend, from Friday to Sunday. The Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana will collaborate for the rehearsals. The number of days dedicated to orchestra rehearsals will be in relation to the number of students enrolled.

The first theoretical lesson will take place in January 2025 (date to be confirmed). In case of need, the Teacher may be assisted by an assistant.




Documents required for registration:

  1. Educational and artistic qualifications
  2. Short biography (max 10 lines)
  3. Link with one or more videos (max 15 minutes – if possible with various repertoire, with orchestra or ensemble)
  4. Colour facial photo in high-resolution digital format (1200×1600)
  5. Identity Card or Passport
  6. Tax Code and/or VAT number for the invoice
  7. The scan (no photo) of the PDF of the complete bank transfer, with the details of the payment and the name of the payer
  8. Complete personal data

Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the Teacher. It will be agreed with each candidate and will take place from May to November 2024.

Registration deadlines

The application form, drawn up according to the model of the form provided, must be received online at the following address, no later than 30 November 2024:

Registration fee for the evaluation of the candidate. Annual registration and attendance fees.


The candidate is required to make the payment of €200 by bank transfer, which will not be refunded under any circumstances.

It should be noted that candidates from non-EU countries must be in compliance with their visa and residence permit, useful to cover the periods of attendance at the lessons.

For details on payment methods, see the FEES AND PAYMENTS page.

The general schedule of lessons will be communicated later.

By enrolling in the course and signing the regulations, the student undertakes to pay in full the fees for annual attendance and registration, even if he/she suspends, for any reason, participation in the course.

Student absences

Attendance at theoretical lessons before the orchestra rehearsals is mandatory and, in special cases, absence may result in exclusion from rehearsals with the orchestra.

Teacher absences

Regarding any sudden absences of the teacher (illness or other), the lessons will be made up in a period chosen in agreement with the students and the availability of the orchestra and may be held by an assistant.

Diploma Exam

Admission to the final exam will be subject to the total attendance of the three-year or two-year period and must not be less than 80% of the lessons attended. The admitted students must apply according to the procedures that will be communicated below and make the payment of the fee required for the diploma. The final diploma may also take place in the form of a public concert and the date may be set in a period that may be after the end of the academic and calendar year.

Acceptance of the rules

By subscribing, the student undertakes to accept without reservation the regulations of the Italian Conducting Academy.


Any behaviour contrary to good relations with classmates or disturbing the normal course of lessons, as well as impolite, at the sole discretion of the Teacher, may be cause for expulsion from the Academy. In this case, the student will not be entitled to a full or partial refund of all fees paid.

It should be noted that all photographic, and audio-video recordings made by the ICA during the lessons are the property of the same. Each student can make recordings using personal equipment.


For any legal dispute, the Italian text will prevail and the Court of Milan will have jurisdiction. The ICA management reserves the right to make changes to the regulations and timetable due to emergencies, such as natural disasters, wars, epidemics or other critical situations involving restrictions on the movement and transport of goods and people.



(Handwritten form is not accepted – no photo)