The Conservatorio Statale "Giuseppe Verdi" di Torino (The Conservatorio of Turin) is a public institution of higher education that serves Torino and the Piemonte provinces in northwest Italy. The Conservatory specializes in the research and training in the music arts and offers public productions featuring its student and faculty.
The Conservatorio and its Mission
(a) Offer specialized musical training at the highest professional performance levels.
(b) Increase and distribute musical instruction at all educational levels through the training and reeducation of modern pedagogues.
(c) Present and initiate collaborative projects with local and regional institutions
(d) Expand musical knowledge and culture through activities of artistic creation, musical productions, musicological research and exploring music’s historic and artistic heritage.
(e) Maximize student participation in public performances throughout the region.
A Brief History of the Conservatorio
In 1866 the "Musical Institute of the City of Turin" was establish and later became the Royal Conservatory of Music "Giuseppe Verdi" in Turin". In 1936 it became the Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" di Torino and was elevated by the state to issue musical diplomas. Today, the Conservatorio has over 700 students and more than 130 professors offering predominantly individual lessons in addition to instruction in a wide range of performance-based musical groups. During the year the Conservatorio offers many free concerts featuring their students and has an active program with national and international performers. Final performance exams are accessible to the public.