Fee waivers and Scholarships
The Chigiana Academy will waive the attendance fees for one student in each course. Candidates enrolled as active students may compete for the fee-waiver by making a written request declaring whether or not they have an earned income, and including it with their application form,. These waivers will be granted after a merit classification and will consist of a refund of the paid tuition fee.
Each instructor will have the discretion to award the fee-waiver, either at the beginning of the course, on the basis of the results of the entrance examination, or at the end of the course, in consideration of the student’s merit.
Students who have already been awarded a scholarship from other institutions or who arrive late at the entrance examination will not be eligible for a waiver.
No fee waivers are available for attendance of Seminars.
Some scholarships are granted by public Institutions or private Donors to distinguished students of the Accademia Chigiana master classes:
“Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena” Prize
The Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is, again in 2018, offering a prize of € 1,500. This year the scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Orchestral Conducting Course. The aim of this prize is to allow the winner to pursue his/her studies without difficulty and to continue to refine his/her promising musical gifts. The Prize will be awarded based on the evaluation of a panel of judges, including a representative of the Bank, Maestro Nicola Sani (the Artistic Director of the Accademia Chigiana), and the instructors of the Course.
Rotary Club Siena
Two scholarships, of € 1,500 (before tax) each, will be awarded in 2018 to students in the Composition Course held by Maestro Salvatore Sciarrino and the Cello Course held by Maestro David Geringas.
The scholarships will be awarded according to the merit list based on the results of the entrance examinations held at the beginning of the Courses.
Three scholarships, of € 400 (before tax) each, will be awarded in 2018 to students in the Piano course (Zilberstein), Violin (Accardo), and Cello (Meneses) – and four scholarships of € 400 (before tax) each, will be reserved to the students of the voice course (Matteuzzi) that will be selected by the instructor for the representation of the Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Handel.
Scholarships will be awarded according to a merit list from the results of the entrance examination, based on the evaluation of the instructor and the Artistic Director of the Accademia Chigiana, as well as, on the evaluation of individual needs.
Scholarships funded by Emma Contestabile’s bequest to the Accademia Chigiana to be allocated in order to launch students in their professional careers.
A scholarship for the attendance of Voice courses, funded by the Accademia Chigiana, is awarded to one of the winners of the“Francisco Viñas” International Singing Competition (on the Jury’s recommendation). The amount of this scholarship consists of € 35 gross per day, in addition to an exemption from the attendance fee.
N.B. Scholarships or any refund of attendance fees paid will be made at the end of the course attended, upon signature of the receipt form provided and submission of the tax code to the students’ office.
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