Conservatorio di Musica G. Nicolini di Piacenza


“Giuseppe Nicolini” Conservatoire of Piacenza

“Giuseppe Nicolini” Conservatoire of Piacenza (from here: GNC) is a higher education institution (state music academy) whose mission is to promote and propagate music learning at a professional level. The GNC complies with Italian and European law and implements both teaching staff and student mobility and cooperation projects and networks in order to:

1. improve students’ learning
2. contribute to train European citizens
3. combat xenophobia and racism
4. improve the quality of teachers
5. promote intercultural dialogue

In terms of national relationships, the GNC has drawn up a cooperative agreement with the University of Pavia – Musicological Faculty (Cremona) to give further opportunities to students of both institutions. In recent years the GNC has received visiting professors from Hogeschool Zuid Heerlen (NL); from the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Mainz, Stuttgart and Trossingen (D); a Bilateral Agreement has been signed with the Jo-hannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz – Hochschule für Musik (D), with the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (D) and with the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music (SLO). In 2005-06 some common projects between the GNC and the Lycee Victor Hugo in Besançon (F) were developed and carried out by teachers’ and students’ mobility. As for relationships with non-European Countries, the GNC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UMBC University of Maryland – Baltimore County and with the Tokoha Gakuin Junior College of Shizuoka (Japan).
With the aim of rendering its actions more effective, the GNC would like to incorporate European relationships into the framework of its Erasmus program. The GNC publicises its Erasmus activities on its webpage, in the Conservatoire Newsletter, on notice boards, and through the press too.

The GNC complies with Italian law with regard to facilities for students/teachers with physical disabilities, and it is already attended by students from European and non-European Countries. The GNC undertakes to comply with every kind of non-discriminatory ob-jective.

Due to recent reforms in Italian law regarding professional music studies, Italian conservatoires (the GNC included) use ECTS. This signifies that they are ready to recognise Erasmus study periods abroad.
Contact & Information
Conservatorio di Musia
Via S. Franca, 35
29121 Piacenza
Tel: +39 0523384345
Fax:+39 0523388836