The Ancient Music Institute was founded in 1979 by the establishment of an Ancient Music Studies and Research Center for specialization with original Baroque, Renaissance and Classical instruments.

The programme provides the students with a strong foundation in the theoretical and practice of music skills in ensemble and orchestra music and it offers advanced courses with world-renowned teachers and the possibility to perform together with selected, experienced international professionals in prestigious places in Milan.

Moreover, students will be given the possibility to perform alongside people from around 20 countries in concerts with the Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado.

The School has been authorised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) to issue university-level qualifications (AFAM) for the 1° cycle Bachelor program.

Other courses: Ancient double bass, Forte-piano, Medieval music, Renaissance polyphony, Viola.