International Applicants


Three-year Bachelor Degree

In collaboration with Academia Montis Regalis (AMR)

180 ECTS – Diploma Supplement included for Degree recognition*

Accordion, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Contrabass, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord and Period Keyboards, Horn, Lute, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Viola, Viola da Gamba, Violin, Voice, Renaissance and Baroque Voice

Two-year Master Degree

in collaboration with G. VerdiConservatory of Torino

120 ECTS – Diploma Supplement included for Degree recognition*

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Contrabass, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice


Live Auditions in China: to be determined

Notice of audition results: to be determined

*Upon graduation, a diploma supplement is included as a faithful translation of the courses attended.

Description of the School

Founded by Piero Farulli in 1974, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is among the most famous of Italian music schools.  It offers several different formative educational courses including a music kindergarten, pre-academic music school, bachelor, master and post-graduate courses with annual masterclasses with major artists from around the world.

The Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is also the home of the European String Quartet Academy, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and has active collaborations with other world class universities and conservatories of music, including the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Torino, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Norwegian Academy of Music, and the Accademia Montis Regalis, Royal Conservatory The Hague, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris among many others.


Students at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole have the unique opportunity to embrace and experience this culture firsthand by studying with internationally respected and renown professors, keepers of the Italian and western musical traditions, by visiting some of the world’s finest collections of paintings, statues and frescoes in numerous museums throughout the city, as well as being able to attend concerts held by excellent ensembles such as the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and the Orchestra della Toscana, among others.


Upon completion of a degree program at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, graduates will be well prepared to carry on the torch of our common cultural heritage. They will be ready to enter into their desired professional musical setting with an enhanced world-view and appreciation of the performing arts and an acute sense of artistic expression paired with technical refinement.


The City of Fiesole is located in the foothills that surround Florence and was founded around the 9th-8th century BCE by the Etruscan civilization. It has been continually inhabited ever since, controlled by the Roman civilization, the Florentine Republic and ultimately the Italian Republic. The Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is located in a 16th century Villa, easily accessible by public transportation, 6km from Florence’s Duomo cathedral and historic city center.


Florence is known as the birthplace of the European Renaissance and home to some of the world’s finest and most treasured works of art and music. Jacopo Peri was chosen to create the operatic genre in 1598 for the auspicious occasion of the marriage of Maria de Medici to King Henry IV of France, as a revisited representation of ancient Greek theatre tradition and affirmation of the cultural influence the Camerata de’ Bardi had on daily Florentine life.


Music has held an important role in the Florentine Republic. From the early years of the 11th century, Guido d’Arezzo changed the very way that music was written, read and interpreted for liturgical and ecclesiastical performance; Guido standardized what eventually became today’s “Solfeggio” system, giving names to each of the first six notes of our modern diatonic major scale.


Among the numerous innovations and contributions to posterity in the music world by Florentine citizenry and through Medici patronage, Bartolomeo Cristofori conceived and created a new keyboard instrument capable of playing in all dynamic ranges, both soft and loud, the Pianoforte, in the year 1700.


With the close vicinity of Florence and its invaluable cultural heritage, our course offerings, the quality of our facultyand guest artists and collaborations with other exceptional international music schools, the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole can offer students the opportunity to truly develop into a new generation of world-class musicians.

Important course program dates

Preselection in China September 2019

Italian Language Courses begin October 2019

Instrumental Courses begin December 2019

Academic Courses begin 2 November 2019

Academic Courses terminate 15 July 2020

Tuition and fees schedule

Academic year 2019/2020 Tuition fees

  1. Three-year bachelor’s degree program in collaboration with Academia Montis Regalis)
    € 20.000 (includes obligatory regional tax for students’ rights to study)
  2. Two-year Master’s Degree Program in collaboration with Conservatorio “G. Verdi” of Torino
    € 22.000 (includes obligatory regional tax for students’ rights to study)


Intensive course for the Italian Language in collaboration with an external institution (required minimum level B1).

Nonrefundable Tuition deposit

A deposit of € 3.000 which is the implicit agreement between the accepted student and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole that the student will enroll in the 2019/2020 academic year. The figure will be applied against the balance upon successful enrolment.

Housing and miscellaneous fees

  • Housing for a 12 months period to be arranged according to the student’s choice, between € 9.000 and € 12.000
  • Acoustic/Digital Upright Piano in Dormitory for a 12months period: 800
  • Rented Piano Instrument Deposit: 350

Language Course Proficiency Requirements

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree

The three-year bachelor’s degree courses held in the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and Academia Montis Regalis will be delivered in Italian.

To access to these courses students must have a certificate attesting a B1 level of proficiency in the Italian language. (Students may attend an intensive Italian language course at a collaborating language school starting in October 2019 in Italy)

N.B. – For immigration purposes the Italian State requires that all foreign Bachelor’s Degree applicants obtain a B1 level of proficiency in the Italian language

Two-Year Master’s Degree

The two-year master’s degree courses held in the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole will be delivered in English. To access these courses, students must have obtained a certificate attesting to one of the following levels of proficiency: TOEFL 73 – TOEFL Paper 530 – IELTS 6.0.

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