Academia Cremonensis is an international academy of violin-making and bow-making located in the noble palace Mina-Bolzesi, built in the centre of Cremona.
This exceptionally building inspires the students and teachers in their daily work and education. The Academia holds a strong position in the cultural life of the city and it is an important meeting point.
Classroom teaching is supported by the highest quality materials and complete equipment selected and developed by the Academia Cremonensis, so every student will experience the access to a professional work environment. They also have knowledge of the cultural and social context of violin making, taking their professional responsibilities seriously.
Most of the lesson hours are individual and take place in each student's workbench, in support of those practices we provide focused and collective theory lessons.
Academia Cremonensis construction method
>880 hours of Workshop for years!
Sharing between students and teachers
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In the tradition of the apprenticeship, students spend full days in the school workshops with access to the guidance of Master instrument-makers. Students learn the basics, then take on increasingly challenging aspects of making instruments of their own design.
Position yourself for success with a variety of classes including general education courses, continuing education for experienced makers and certificates in various fields.
This combination of vocational education and training, in which the student's practical activities are considered the essential part of the study, is what makes the experience of all Academia Cremonensis education programs unique.
There are no "textbooks" as such as all students have constant insights and content from teachers and are encouraged to record the experiences made during the semesters, basically producing their "textbooks".
Finally, Academia Cremonensis produces graduates who are technically and academically advantaged compared to their public-school counterparts and who constantly get prizes in international competitions, often with instruments built over the school years.