Active students

Violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, piano, harp, guitar, voice, percussion:

€ 300 + € 100 (registration fee)

Piano (Lovato):

€ 170 + € 100 (registration fee)

Chamber Music:

€ 140 + € 100 (registration fee)

Music Pedagogy:

Please contact the secretary for the detailed course programm and fees.   |   tel. (+39) 0421270069


ticket for the whole period: €100

day ticket: € 20


Expiry date: 18 July 2013

Download the regulation in pdf


The courses are open to instrumentalists and ensembles from all nations and with no age limit. Master classes and specials courses will be held according to the following schedule and regulations.
Students will be divided into active students and auditors. General rules are fixed for all the classes and particular rules for chamber music courses.
Courses reaching the minimum requirement of 8 participants will be activated.Each teacher will determinate the class schedule based on the individual needs of every class.
The students that want to attend this kind of classes had to indicate on the application form the arriving and leaving date that are scheduled. With no information about these dates, the classes will be assigned by the secretary and they will not be refunded if not attended by the students.
The repertoire to be studied will be decided upon with the teachers at the beginning of the course. Some teachers will be assisted by teaching assistants and collaborators. It is the exclusive responsibility of the teacher to assign students to their class or to that of the teacher’s assistant, and to decide how the lesson hours will be subdivided.
At the time of enrolment (using the space available on the enrolment form or with an attached paper) please indicate your individual repertoire.
Students are required to bring musical scores, parts and piano arrangements of the musical excerpts they intend to play. Students are invited to send the scores for the piano accompanists.


In order to attend the courses, an admission test, which will take place the first day of the course, must be passed. The commission has the right to interrupt the exam at any moment. All decisions of the admissions panel are incontestable and final. Active students may attend as auditors any of the other master courses without paying.
For all students they are allowed to attend a course of another teacher only by paying the attendance fee.
Those applicants who are not admitted may attend courses as auditors. Auditors will have access to all courses.

Dates held

The courses will be held within the time period indicated for each course. Upon request and in agreement with the teachers, the lessons may be concentrated within a shorter time period, with the exception of the final concerts.

Student concerts

During the course of study various concerts will be organized for students who will be chosen by the teachers and are required to participate. All students are required to have concert attire.

All students are required to have concert attire.


Lions Club Portogruaro and Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia assigned some scholarships for the best students that attend summer master classes. The teachers might indicate one or more students (it depends on the student’s number for each course) that will have to attend an audition. The winners will have to play during the Winter Season of Concerts (L’Estate d’inverno), otherwise the scholarship will be revoked.

Scholarship “Podere Santa Lucia” for young musicians

Podere Santa Lucia Wine Cellar of Monte San Vito/Ancona assigned a scholarship for the best young students that attend the summer master classes in Portogruaro. The scholarship is for the best ensemble (with or without piano) attending the 2013 master classes. The winner will receive an award of Euro 1.200,00 a performance at the wine cellar in Monte San Vito on June 2014 and housing in the wine cellar home during the days of the concert.

Singing Workshop

Who is interested in this workshop must attend an audition with free repertory. During lessons – that will take in the form of workshop-laboratory – students can deepen some aspect of their qualification: repertory, vocal technique, interpretation, lecture and characters psychology.

Chamber Music

Participation in the chamber music courses is only permitted to already formed groups: each group member must pay both the application and attendance fees.

Instrumentalists admitted to individual courses, on request and if considered qualified and according to the teachers and the secretary, may also attend some chamber music lessons instead of individual lessons and within the total number of the 6 individual lessons. In this case there is no further application or attendance fees.

Music Pedagogy

Three different courses will be activated: one propaedeutic, one for harmony and basic composition, a percussion workshop. For the detailed program and fees see the specific regulation ( or call the secretariat.

Regulations for foreigners’ stay in Italy

Form E/111 is required for medical assistance for foreign students coming from countries within the European Community. Students from non-European Community countries are required to present their health care information to the Secretary’s office.


Online Enrollment

It is possible to apply via internet, filling in the form on line on the following website Subscription will be considered valid only if it is completed in all its part, including:

1) a copy of the bank transfer certifying the payment of the registration fee;

2) enclose via file a detailed curriculum vitae;

Only by entering the data on the form on-line, the request may be sent by data transmission and be considered valid for the purposes of registration. The Form must be arrive within the time limit of 18 July 2013. The enrolment form can be sent by mail. The enclosures must be sent by ordinary mail.

Enrollment via ordinary mail

Admission request must be made either with the proper application form or on unstamped paper, indicating all personal data (name, date of Birth, etc.) and type of attendance requested. All applications must be postmarked by July 18 2013 with all the enclosures and proof of payment of the enrolment, banking commissions at your cost.

Enclosures with admissions request

Include with your application (both by mail or online)

a) n. 2 passport photos;

b) front and back photocopy of your ID card;

c) copy of your sheet music for the piano accompanists;

Group members must present individual applications indicating the name of the group of which he/she is part. Auditors may enrol after July 18.

Foreign checks are not accepted. The application fee is non-refundable.


Bank transfer

Made out to

Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia

Via Martiri della Libertà 14

30026 Portogruaro (Ve) – Italia


Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia

via Roma 1/3, 30026 Filiale di Portogruaro (Ve) – Italia

IBAN IT14 D063 4536 2400 6700 500001P / SWIFTCODE-IBSPIT2V



Student accommodations, subject to availability, will be organized as follows:

a) hostel (rooms with 4/5 beds): € 8 per person per night (payment in advance, to be made upon arrival in Portogruaro). You are given linen and pillowcases but not towels. Bed space is limited: the reservations will be made in order of arrival of the requests until they are completed.

b) host family (in the city and outskirts): starting from € 20.00 per person per night.

Reservation should be made as soon as possible with the appropriate card, indicating the type of accommodation preferred and with all the other information requested.
For confirmation and/or information please contact the Secretary’s office of the Festival by mail


Special arrangements have been made with various restaurants offering low price menus.


Many yearly master courses are organized by the “Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia” in Portogruaro”. Specific rules and programs can be found on after October/November 2013.


International master classes are an integral of Festival which organizes concerts in Portogruaro and the surrounding areas. The concerts are held by the teachers, guest orchestras and soloists, and by the students themselves. Both active students and auditors have a special reduced rate for the concerts.