Since 1984 the CPM Institute is the reference training point of the Italian music scene: since 2016 it is also Institute of Higher Education, authorized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) for the issuance of the First Level Academic Diploma in Popular Music.

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Founded in 1984, CPM is the school that has revolutionized the Italian educational culture in the field of contemporary popular music. Thanks to its ability to interpret the needs of the present, it is today one of the most important music schools in Italy and in Europe. Every year the CPM opens its classrooms to over 450 young music promises, offering more than 400 courses that train professionals of the entire musical industry: instrumentalists, singers, technicians, arrangers, authors of lyrics, music journalists, sound engineers, speakers , teachers. Their educational training is permanently entrusted to more than 80 of the best musicians of national and international fame who use clear and effective teaching, as well as to other great professionals who are given classes to teach as visiting professors. The quality of the structure allows a multidisciplinary educational training consisting of lessons, workshops, meetings with musicians, companies and market operators, seminars, casting and lots, lots of practice on stage and rehearsal in the recording studios. This is why in CPM you can turn into reality the dream of making your passion become a real profession.

Since 2016, the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) has recognized the CPM as an Institute of Higher Education.
Students who choose to follow the AFAM (High Artistic, Musical and Coreutic Training) Triennium will obtain the First Level Academic Diploma in Popular Music, the equivalent of a “Short Degree” (Three- year Degree).

The educational system is structured in Study Courses: Afam, Bachelor, Diploma, Certificate, Basic, Junior, Individuals and Masters.
The Courses are characterized by the total amount of hours formed by the main and complementary subjects. The student can personalize his / her Course according to the level of preparation established following the result of the audition.

The Study Plan includes 2 Open Weeks, the Creamusica Laboratory, tutoring lessons and free study rooms.

AFAM - High Artistic, Musical and Coreutic Training
The First Level Academic Triennium in Popular Music , recognized by the MIUR  (Ministry of Education, University and Research), issues a qualification equivalent to the three-year Degree (“Short Degree”) recognized in Italy and in all European countries.
The teaching is comparable to the Bachelor Course, characterized by being multi-genre and multi-faculty, i.e. with courses taught by teachers specialized in each subject. To complete the specific training for Singing and for each instrument, there are laboratories of video writing, music, acoustics and musical improvisation.
The total annual number of hours is between 467 and 500 hours and spread over 3 years.
Attendance is compulsory and lesson days go from Monday to Friday, with the possibility of attending the Course also in part-time mode.

BAC - Bachelor of Music
The Course is the equivalent of the “Short-Degree” for the international teaching system called Bachelor of Arts. The CPM is the first Institute in Italy to have structured the courses with a multidisciplinary and multi-genre system according to a full-time path. The total annual number of hours is between 350 and 500 hours and develops over 3 years. It is also possible to add extra-curricular subjects. The completion of the first year Bachelor entitles students to enroll in the first year AFAM, without having to take the admission exam.

DIP - Diploma
For 30 years it has been a Professional Course for all instruments, singing and production. It is a three-year course, on a weekly basis. The total annual number of hours is between 250 and 270 hours, with the possibility of adding extra curricular subjects.

CER - Certificate
It is a 3-year Course of instrumental technique that requires a basic technical, theoretical and musical preparation.
The program is the one used in the Diploma Course, relieved of complementary subjects and designed for those who can attend only one day a week.
The total number of hours per year is 168.5 hours and a certificate is issued at the end of the 3 years.

MST - Master
Specific post-diploma and post-graduate Courses of annual duration.

BSC - Basic
These Courses are aimed at students who wish to enroll in one of the educational courses proposed by the CPM but do not have the minimum technical or theoretical requirements to access them.

IND - Individual Program
Programs designed "tailor-made" by the students who request it, based on their abilities and the results they want to achieve. The study course is built after a cognitive interview with a qualified teacher.

TTR - Tutoring
There is a tutoring service for students who need to be followed in the preparation of the exams. There are 5 free lessons for Bachelor's on request.

PPT - Preparing for Teaching Prospective
The target of the study course is to prepare students for teaching music on the CPM teaching model. It is free of charge and aimed at students of the Bachelor and Diploma Courses who have achieved the required average and the pre-requisites necessary for admission. It takes place through a practical 1 year apprenticeship which provides the coaching and the assistance to the Department Responsibles.
Students who have passed the final exam can obtain the certification of Successful Training in Musical Teaching CPM. They are expected to be included in the CPM teaching staff as assistants and in other public and private structures that regularly request them.

We offer all young people the opportunity to grow up with the joy of making music. The CPM Institute has created for them courses led by teachers chosen based on their sensitivity and specific experience gained in the field of child education.

The principles of the CPM
1. To believe in oneself and in one’s own abilities.
2. To acquire a technical and cultural baggage of excellence so to get involved in the professional life.
3. To consider the technique a Means, not an End.
4. To have the courage to create, with the humility of those who never feel complete.

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