Secondary Course (from 10th year)
The Secondary Course consists of three levels, each one corresponding to one school year.
Specialised music teaching is aimed at developing artistic vocations in the young people, promoting solid learning that will allow them to join the artistic job market after they have finished their secondary course, or to go on to higher level education.
Admission to the Secondary Courses for external students is subject to approval in the tests of admission to the Secondary to the subjects of Musical Formation (being that the student can be excused if presenting certificate of 5th degree to Musical Formation) and Instrument.
For internal students, the Musical Formation test is dispensed to students who have a positive grade in the 5th grade; boarding students are also exempt from the Instrument test if they have 14 points in the global Instrument test.
Students wishing to enroll in the secondary admission test must do so in accordance with the CMSM activity plan; this test will have its first call in July. Until the month of December, there may be other calls.
With the coordinated system, there is an agreement between a secondary education school and a specialized art school, where the former is responsible for general subjects and the latter for specific artistic education components. It operates in two schools at the same time. As this system is fully subsidized by the Ministry of Education, no fees are paid. However, if they do not obtain a vacancy for funding, students can enroll in this scheme as self-financed.
Under this system, the specific music training is independent of any vocational area the student may have chosen in Secondary Education.