Musica e Arte A.C.

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Founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting and organizing musical activities, the Association focuses its interests mainly in Music Education and in Concerts.

Musical Education
In Rome is active, since 1994, the School of Music, instrumental and vocal, dedicated to students of all ages.
The school is characterized by seriousness and commitment, both to the organizational aspect is the quality of the teachers, graduated from Conservatori and involved in music context as teachers of orchestra, soloists, conductors, and composers.
The School aims at the formation of a musical and artistic culture that increases the ability to execute and the interpretive sensibility of the students.

Also in the educational activity, the Association offers courses for students of nursery and primary schools. The courses are active since 1996 in various schools in Rome and are recognized by the XII Municipio di Roma.
For this activity the Association relies on the collaboration of skilled professionals and experts, who possess the knowledge as well as artistic and musical even a university education in cultural, humanistic and pedagogical. Is recognized as the USR (Regional Office for Education) of Lazio. The training courses for teachers are recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

Concerts
In 1998 the Association founded the Piccola Orchestra '900, chamber ensemble formed by musicians with an average age of no more than thirty years, with a repertoire that ranges from the historical avant-garde to the first performances of contemporary composers.
The annual event Cantiere Musica that Association produces since 2003 involving composers, conductors, performers and operators, with the aim of communicating their experiences, experiments and research in order to show the vitality and dynamism of Music, understood as a great resource socio-cultural.
The International Composition Contest MeA and the Roma Soundtrack Competition, an international competition dedicated to music applied to the image, complete the activities that the Association plays in order to contribute to the growth of opportunities to offer at young composers and performers .
The Musical Theatre that combines drama and music is another interest of the Association. In 2011 start a "specialization" dedicated to a young audience, from 4 to 12 years, with use both elements of puppetry (puppets and marionettes) and interactive forms and playful.

To date, the Association has carried out over 300 concerts and 50 theater performances collaborating with institutions such as the Ministry of Culture, the City of Rome, the Lazio Region, the Province of Rome, Municipio Roma XII and XIII, numerous municipalities in Lazio, the towns of Florence and Turin and Rai Radio Three, Radio Città Futura.

School of Music

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In Rome is active since 1994 the School of Music, instrumental and vocal, dedicated to students of all ages.
The school is characterized by seriousness and commitment, both to the organizational aspect is the quality of teaching, always aiming at the complete acquisition by pupils of musical language and techniques founding of the tools that they are preparing to play. The teaching of music is strictly entrusted to teachers graduated from conservatori and actively involved in music as teachers of orchestra, soloists, conductors and composers.
The courses are organized for many instruments, with a special feature that still characterizes most of seriousness and intent of specialization courses of the School: for years there is an active course of Fingerstyle Guitar (electric and acoustic); this style, conveyed over the years by phenomenal guitarists overseas, it is proposed to maximize the polyphonic possibilities of the instrument, ie the ability to combine bass, harmony and melody by providing a capable performer the opportunity to perform filling all the spaces music that are usually divided between the different elements of a full band.
The Board of Education of the School aims at the formation of a musical and artistic culture that simultaneously increases the ability to execute and the interpretive sensibility of the students.

Musical Education

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The Association offers courses in music education for students of nursery and primary schools. The courses are active since 1996 in various schools in Rome and obtained the patronage of the Municipality of Rome and XII and recognition as a training organization by the Ministry of Education. For this activity, the Association employs trained and experienced operators who possess more than the musical knowledge even a university education cultural, humanistic and pedagogical.

Piccola Orchestra '900

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The Piccola Orchestra '900 was founded by Simone Veccia, Giorgio Scardino and Emanuela Petitti in 1998.
Chamber ensemble formed by musicians of great executive level, with an average age of no more than thirty years.
The art direction is committed to the proposal of a repertoire that ranges from the historical avant-garde in the first performances of contemporary composers.
The work of musicological research takes the form of a series of concerts throughout the year and offers the orchestra in the annual festival Cantiere Musica.
The active collaboration with the orchestra and contemporary composers with numerous ensemble is certainly one of the main aspects that make the New Idea Musicale.
The musical director is Simone Veccia.

Cantiere Musica

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Cantiere Musica is a cultural project involving composers, interpreters and operators, with the aim of communicating their experiences, experiments and research in order to show the vitality and dynamism of the music.
The opportunity to expose each other's paths consists of events conducted annually organized by the Association since 2003, with concerts and initiatives that are both at the show is the fact that offers music as a great resource socio-cultural.
The project is characterized by few but essential concepts that move around a specific artistic direction, oriented repertoire that encompasses much of the music of ‘900 and the proposal new and unpublished compositions, on commission, who aims to support the creative activity and research of young composers.
The contamination between genres of music: classical music, ethno, jazz, fingerstyle, musical theater, opera and other is dictated by the "artistic curiosity" of all operators and employees of the Association.
In recent events we have included performances of "drama and music" and open with great force, a large "project page" dedicated to classical music.
The style of “Cantiere Musica” is intimate and informal with original and unusual ensembles.

Composition Contest MeA

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The international Composition Contest MeA was founded in 2005.
The idea of the Composition Contest was established within the Association Musica e Arte as a requirement shared by the younger members, and employees of the Association.
The common requirement is linked to the difficulties and uncertainties that characterize today the commission of new works by composers.
Unique opportunity now to sporadic opportunities offered mostly by forms of entertainment such as theater, film and television that will certainly affect not only a stylistic choice, but also and above all respect for the context in which they live or will live the whole work.
The competition is a possibility and prestigious occasion, free from any conditioning, to offer to contemporary composers.
The idea also includes the interest for the understanding and analysis of the current language of music, including the socio-cultural aspect which still involves communicative expressions.

Roma Soundtrack Competition

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Rome Soundtrack Competition was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to music applied to the video.
The goals and objectives of the project are to foster the creativity of young artists in a specific matter that is precisely the music applied to the image, or the combination of artistic expression that combines two peer-oriented communication of emotion.
The project target is composed mainly of young people, both for competitors and for the audience involved participants of the competition.

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