Each year, Progreso Musical offers more education than in the previous year. Located on Tutor St. in Madrid (next to the Argüelles subway stop), this center offers unofficial training (classes for children and individual lessons), but also regulated, official training: offering Elementary, Performance Certificate and Bachelor studies. The degrees are as valid as that of any public conservatory, and authorized by the Community of Madrid.
The good thing about Progreso Musical, is the Center has the ability to choose its own teachers/instructors. For this year, in addition to continued support from Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra trumpeters (Borja Antón and Benjamín Moreno), and this year two from the Madrid Symphony Orchestra have also joined the staff: Francesc Castelló and Marcos García Vaquero. So, the students of Progreso Musical will have these four amazing teachers that are completely involved in the Spanish music scene.
In addition, there will be two invited teachers for the 2018-2019 course: Gábor Tarkövi (principal of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Pacho Flores (international soloist). They will teach at least two masterclasses throughout the course, free for students in the Bachelor program or via payment for students without affiliation to the school — if there are any free spaces available (Premium members of Trumpetland will have a 10% discount here).
In short, a very strong group of teachers form the curriculum with the specialty of trumpet in mind.
A symphony orchestra of the Center has also been created, which guarantees orchestral practice for its students. The orchestra performs two concerts a year in different auditoriums throughout the Madrid community.
So, if you are looking to study music/trumpet in Spain, in a center where you can obtain an official degree, and learn from the great masters everyday, then Progreso Musical in Madrid would be your best option.
The registration period for the 2018-2019 academic year is open from mid-April. Here is more information, depending on what type of study you are looking for:
It lasts for four years. During the first two years, you receive one-hour of trumpet lessons per week, in addition to musical language classes (theory, intonation and dictation). For the last two years, a choir class is added for one-hour a week.
Testing: June 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. See more information here.
Lasts for six years. The first two years, you receive trumpet lessons, musical language (theory, intonation and dictation), orchestra and complementary piano classes. In the third year, harmony classes replaces the musical language classes, and a repertoire class is added. In the fourth year, you finish the piano classes and take chamber music. In the fifth year, music analysis and history of music are added. And finally, harmony is replaced with an aesthetics class in the last year of study.
Testing: June 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. See more information here.
Bachelor in Music
This lasts for another four years. The complete curriculum can be found here.
Testing: July 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
In this case, the tests that give you access to the Bachelor program consist of two exams: an audition on trumpet (the Center provides you with an piano accompanist for free, in case you need it), and a theory exam.
Guiding repertoire for the audition:
On June 27, 2018, the first registration period closes, although you can always register during the second round of registration — the term lasts until September 11, 2018. Here is all the information, in case you have any doubts.
Get in Touch
Centro Superior de Enseñanza
C/ Tutor, 52
28008 Madrid (Spain)
P: (+34) 915 49 50 36