- 1. The Massotti Higher Conservatory
- 2. Partner institutions
- 3. Application
- 4. The Massotti's study plan
- 5. Teaching language
- 6. Academic calendar
- 7. Health and insurances
- 8. Housing
- 9. Living costs
- 10. Visa and residence permit
- 11. How to get here
- 12. Contact
- 13. Also interesting
1. The Massotti Higher Conservatory
Established in 1918, the Massotti Higher Conservatory is one of the oldest and most relevant Spanish musical teaching institutions. Since then, more than 45.000 students have passed through its classrooms, many of whom have developed a successful professional career as soloists and chamber musicians, and in Spanish and European orchestras and teaching institutions.
The Massotti is a public institution, supported by the Government of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, which offers first cycle studies (Bachelor) in Composition, Conducting, Performing, Musicology and Music Education.
The Massotti joined the Erasmus program in 2003, and was fully integrated into the European Higher Education Area in 2010, when its curricula were adapted to the requirements of the so-called «Bologna process».
At present, the Conservatory holds the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. This Charter, and the Massotti’s Erasmus+ Policy Statement, can be downloaded from the left column of this page.
See here the highlights of the Massotti’s history (in Spanish).
2. Partner institutions
The Erasmus+ mobilities for students and staff are only possible between partner institutions, i. e. institutions which have signed an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement.
See below a list of partner institutions of the Massotti Higher Conservatory.
If you are interested in carrying out a mobility with us, and your institution is not included in the list, please ask your institution’s Erasmus/International Relations Coordinator about the possibility of signing an agreement with the Massotti.
- Zagreb. Muzička Akademija Zagreb. Website.
- Bologna. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giovan Battista Martini’. Website.
- Bolzano/Bozen. Istituto di alta formazione musicale – Conservatorio ‘Claudio Monteverdi’ / Hochschule für Musik ‘Claudio Monteverdi’. Website.
- Como. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Verdi’. Website.
- Cuneo. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giorgio Federico Ghedini’. Website.
- Frosinone. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Licinio Refice’. Website.
- Messina. Conservatorio ‘Arcangelo Corelli’ – Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali. Website.
- Mantova. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Lucio Campiani’. Website.
- Novara. Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali – Conservatorio ‘Guido Cantelli’. Website.
- Pesaro. Conservatorio ‘Rossini’. Website.
- Piacenza. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’. Website.
- Reggio Calabria. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Francesco Cilea’. Website.
- Rovigo. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Francesco Venezze’. Website.
- Salerno. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Martucci’. Website.
- Trapani. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Antonio Scontrino’. Website.
- Trieste. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Tartini’. Website.
- Udine. Consevatorio Statale di Musica ‘Jacopo Tomadini’. Website.
- Venezia. Conservatorio di Musica ‘Benedetto Marcello’. Website.
- Verona. Conservatorio ‘Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco’. Website.
- Pécs. Pécsi Tudományegyetem – Művészeti Kar. Website.
- Ljubljana. Akademija za glasbo – Univerza v Ljubljani. Website.
- Helsinki. Sibelius-Akatemia – Taideyliopisto. Website.
- Stockholm. Kungliga Musikhögskolan. Website.
Institutions which it is possible to sign an agreement with, conditioned to the existence of students or staff willing to perform a mobility:
- Bruxelles. Conservatoire Royal. Website.
- Hannover. Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien. Website.
- Rotterdam. Codarts Hogeschool vor de Kunsten. Website.
- Wrocław. Akademia Muzyczna im. Karol Lipińskiego. Website.
- Bratislava. Vysoká Škola Múzických Umení. Website.
Please, send your application via e-mail only, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 30th of April (no matter it be for the first/second semester or for the whole academic year).
Requirements. Please, send the following with your application e-mail:
- Student’s application form with photo.
- Learning agreement in draft.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Other documents:
- Performers and conductors: link(s) to a recording of two works of different styles, or file(s) attached to the application e-mail (video, if possible).
- Composers: two works composed by the student (pdf format).
- For Musicology and Music Education: an original paper in Spanish (pdf format), on a topic chosen by the applicant (2500 words, approx.).
4. The Massotti’s study plan
At present, the Massotti Higher Conservatory offers first cycle studies (Bachelor) only. The studies last four years, with 60 ECTS credits each.
The study plan is organised in five main fields:
- Conducting (Choir or Orchestra),
- Music Education,
- Musicology, and
- Performing (instruments and Singing).
See here the chart of subjects for each of the options of study.
5. Teaching language
Incoming students are expected to have a proper level of Spanish, especially if they have to attend theoretical subjects. Most of our teachers can speak English, and there is no problem to use this language in performing classes (individual lessons, chamber music, choir,…), but this option is quite unlikely in theoretical group lessons.
6. Academic calendar
The Massotti Higher Conservatory academic year comprises 36 weeks, and is divided into two terms of 18 weeks each: 15 for lessons and 3 for exams (Christmas and Easter holidays -2 weeks each- are not counted here).
The first term runs from the third or fourth week of September to the first half of February. The second one covers from the second half of February to June 30.
7. Health and insurances
Incoming students are expected to have a proper insurance covering common illness and accidents while living in Spain. See here information on the European Health Insurance Card, and ask your country’s Health Authority.
A third party liability insurance and an insurance covering repatriation expenses are also recommended.
The Massotti Higher Conservatory does not have accommodation facilities, but it will help and guide incoming students in finding housing in the city.
9. Living costs
Prices (VAT included) are indicative, as to March 2019
In the city of Murcia:
- Individual room in a shared flat: 150,00 € to 250,00 € per month.
- Single flat (studio): from 400,00 €, approx.
- Breakfast. Massotti’s cafeteria: 1,80 € to 2,50 € approx. Cafeterias in the city: 2,00 € to 3,50 € approx.
- Lunch. Massotti’s cafeteria: 5,50 € to 6,50 €. Cafeterias in the city: 10,00 € to 15,00 € approx. (today’s menu).
- Dinner. If you do not want to cook, try «tapas» or «bocadillos» to have dinner anywhere from 5,00 € approx. (one drink included). Popular restaurants: from 15,00 € approx.
- City buses (TM red buses)
- Single ticket: 1,05 €
- Student card (Bonobús estudiante). Personal and non-transferable card valid for 30 days (no travel limit): 20,40 €
- Card issuance (only with the first purchase): 1,00 €
- General information here (in Spanish).
- Villages in the metropolitan area and municipality of Murcia (LAT yellow buses)
- Single tickets: prices from 1,85 €, depending on destination.
- Student cards: prices depend on destination and number of trips.
- General information here (in Spanish; click on Bonobús link).
- Theatre: from 10,00 € to 40,00 € approx.
- Concerts (pop, jazz, flamenco…): from 10,00 € to 30,00 € approx.
- Concerts (classical music): from 10,00 € to 60,00 € approx. (student tickets from 6,00 €)
- Going out: ………… (Did you really expect us to tell you how much you might spend??? Be careful anyway!).
10. Visa and residence permit
To enter Spain, you need either a passport or an identity card stating your nationality (both documents must be valid and in force).
You need not a residence permit. Nevertheless, if you are going to stay in Spain more than 90 days, you must personally request your registration in the Central Registry of Foreigners.
The request must be submitted to the Office for Foreigners in Murcia (Oficina de Extranjería en Murcia; see location here), within three months from the date of your entry into Spain.
Applying for registration is easy:
- First, you must ask for an appointment (you can do it here; page in Spanish).
- You will need:
- Your passport or identity card (valid and in force), with a copy. If the document is expired, a copy of it and a copy of the request for renewal must be provided.
- Accreditation of your status as an «Erasmus+ student» (the Massotti’s Erasmus+ Coordinator will provide you with it).
- Application form EX18 (document in Spanish). When filled, print two copies.
- To pay a fee, prior to the issuing of the certificate (12,00 €, as to July 2019). Find the payment document here (document in Spanish; click on «Certificado de registro de residente comunitario o Tarjeta de residencia de familiar de un ciudadano de la Unión«).
Ask the Massotti’s Erasmus+ Coordinator for assistance if you need some help to fill in the documents in Spanish or anything else.
The Office for Foreigners will immediately provide you with a certificate of registration bearing your name, nacionality, address in Murcia, a foreigner identification number (NIE), and the date of registration.
We are preparing a summary of relevant information. In the meanwhile, please refer to a Spanish consulate or check the website on immigration of the Government of Spain (in Spanish).
Sorry for the inconvenience.
11. How to get here
The railroad connections of Murcia with the main European cities are made through Madrid and Barcelona. From these cities, RENFE (website) offers several daily connections with Murcia.
The Murcia Railroad Station is about 20 minutes walk from the Massotti Higher Conservatory.
The Murcia Bus Station offers daily services to/from Albacete-Madrid, Alicante-Valencia-Barcelona, the Andalusian capital cities, and the airports of Alicante, Almería, Barcelona and Madrid. It also offers weekly links to many cities of Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (+info: see the station website).
The Murcia Bus Station is about 10 minutes walk from the Massotti Higher Conservatory.
From Madrid: Highways A-3, A-31 and A-30.
From the French border and Barcelona: Highway A-7.
From Málaga (coast) and Almería: Highway A-7.
From Seville-Granada: Highways A-92, A-92N, A-91 and A-7.
The highway A-7 is a part of the European route E-15.
Conservatorio Superior Massotti – Erasmus+
Alcalde Gaspar de la Peña, 9
Phone: (+34) 968 294 758
Prof. David Pons Grau