Italian Language School in Florence

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4 Scholarships of €2000 (Study Abroad Program students) / €1400 (AEF Certificate Program students) each for the AEF Voice and Opera Program "Giacomo Puccini"

The Giacomo Puccini Voice and Opera Scholarship is the homage that AEF makes to an immortal Tuscan musician and composer, whose presence echoes in the classrooms of the school and in the past and present memory of each of us.

We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:
❚ A Major in Voice and or Opera or related Music Studies;
❚ Passion about pursuing a career in Music;
❚ An understanding of the work it takes to succeed in the international performing arts world and the importance of studying in Italy;
❚ Interest in the Italian language and Culture;
❚ A strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor;
❚ Academic transcripts.

Application info and deadlines

Fall 2020


Application process and deadlines:
❚ Applicants must write to Victoria Padron admissions@aefirenze.it to receive the Audition / Scholarship form for the Dance, Drawing&Painting, Voice&Opera Scholarships, and the Application form for the Italian Language and Culture Scholarship.
❚ Complete applications (forms, letters, materials) must be sent via WeTransfer to: Victoria Padron admissions@aefirenze.it by March 1st.
Subject line of the file transfer should include full name, home university and the program the student is enrolling for.
❚ Notice of admission will be communicated by March 15th.

Application materials:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum or resume
- Audition/Scholarship form (if requested)
- Reference letter(s) (max 3)

Discipline specific materials:

Level A1 Completion at the moment of departure.

Two short videos (3/5 minutes long) of ballet and contemporary dance that show technique and motivation in dance studies

One Italian Opera aria and one piece chosen from your repertoire

10 high-resolution professional pictures (5 drawings + 5 paintings in different techniques)