Since 1976, Saint Louis has been one of the most renowned musical educational establishments of excellence in Europe, with over 1,800 students coming from every country each year. It boasts a permanent teaching staff made up of 120 nationally renowned teachers, directed since 1998 by Maestro Stefano Mastruzzi. It has 4 venues in the heart of Rome (in the Rione Monti, between the Colosseum and Via Nazionale). It has 50 multifunctional classrooms, 5 recording studios for teaching and for record productions.
For about twenty years, Saint Louis has been managing and coordinating numerous international projects every year, both for training and artistic production, always in line with the state of the art in the sector. And for about 10 years, planning has been more focused on international cooperation and exchange, thanks to a strong internationalization strategy, both in the EU and non-EU fields, and also thanks to the successful activation of the Erasmus + Program (103, 107 and 203) of the last seven years.
In view of the numerous projects carried out in this period of time, the most recent and most successful projects with international impact, coordinated by Saint Louis, are worth mentioning:
- European Jazz Contest – from 2006 to today – jazz competition for new talents, in collaboration with the most prestigious European music institutes and conservatories, coordinated and produced by Saint Louis.
- Italian Jazz on the Road – 2005 e 2007, international tour for the diffusion of Italian jazz music, in collaboration with the most prestigious European music institutes and conservatories, carried out for both editions with the co-financing of MiBact.
- Italian Jazz C.R.E.A. (Composition and Research – Europe and America) – 2018 – international project focused on jazz composition and arrangement, in collaboration with the University of North Texas Music Department and the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Navarra (Spain), created as part of the 2018 MiBact Jazz Call, and co-financed by it.
- Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi – 2019 – international project for the circulation of the new original Italian jazz music, realized as part of the SIAE S’illumina 2018 call for international festivals, co-financed by MiBact and SIAE, divided into a week of double evening concerts, afternoon rehearsals and masterclasses, evening jam sessions .
In the Erasmus area, Saint Louis has been a beneficiary of projects since 2014. In 2017 it was the beneficiary of a project with Georgia and Kosovo. Also since 2014 he has been a Partner of the Erasmus Consortium “Working with Music“, of which should it become the coordinator from 20221.
Recent isa the involvement in the PRIhME Project, an Erasmus Strategic Partnership coordinated by the Royal Irish Academy of Dublin.