For two weeks, RomeSMARTS students engage in an intensive program that includes:

  • Daily performance skills master class
  • Daily Italian language class provided by Università Popolare di Roma (UPTER)
  • Guest master classes in recent years have included Filomena Schettino, voice, Orazio Maione, piano and principals of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra
  • Seminars in music performance, pedagogy, and collaborative skills by University of Toronto faculty and guests
  • Performances: salon concerts and grand finale concert at the Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” (Sala Medaglioni)
  • Attendance at a full opera production by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in their summer home at the ruins of Terme di Caracalla
  • Cultural excursions to the Vatican, Borghese Gallery, the Roman Forum and Galleria Doria Pamphilj
  • Elective credit available for currently enrolled University of Toronto Music students