Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

The "Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana" University of Music: young, dynamic and international

The University School of Music (SUM) offers training programmes to future musicians. It is the professional section of the CSI, recognised since 1988.
Since 2006, it has been affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), with integration at the university level, but with full autonomy at the administrative and management level.
It is a highly dynamic department immersed in a familiar environment but with a decidedly cosmopolitan character, attracting high-level professors and students from over 40 countries.


Focused on quality and excellence, it boasts a highly competent and internationally renowned faculty.
According to its legal requirements, the University School of Music pursues four mandates: education, research, continuing education/post-education, and service provision.
The SUM is a member of the Conference of Swiss Universities of Music (CSUM) and the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC).
In the Academic Year 2021/22, the SUM had 351 students enrolled, with an equal gender distribution (176 female, 175 male), and offered 20 study programmes including Bachelor’s, Master of Arts, and Continuing Education programmes.

Since 2022 I’m teaching trombone and Orchestral Studies at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano (CH)

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