Purpose of Establishment
For healing, teaching and independence
of adolescents in the residential care.
Antonio Vivaldi, best known for his violin concerto ‘Four Seasons’, was a priest. He could not even celebrate Mass since he suffered from severe asthma, but he worked as a music teacher and a composer at Ospedale della Pieta, a music school for orphan Italian girls, for 37 years until he turned 62. There he started one of the best orchestras in Europe.
Novitas Alternative School of Music, an integrated alternative music school offering 6 year programs which cover for both junior and senior high schools, will become a home for teenagers in the institutional care with musical talents to achieve their dreams.
‘NOVITAS’, which means ‘newness’ in Latin, offers opportunities for education and freshly prepare for independence to talented adolescents in residential care who had given up (their hopes).
Objectives of Education
A Systematic Music Education
for Social and Financial Independence
As an integrated alternative school, we offer 6-year systematic and intensive programs to our selected students with musical gifts from the institutional care.
. We focus on helping our students to develop as whole people through spiritual healing and a well-rounded education based on Catholic faith.
. We offer music-related job training courses to our students as a part of the preparation for the independent living.
Course Contents (Course Outlines)
Music Major Courses
Vocal Music Major · Instrument Music Major · Music Composition Major · Music-related Job Training Course
Regular Course · Language Education · Psychology and Career Counseling
Concerts · Volunteer Activities
Orchestra · Children’s Choir · Concerts both inside and outside of the School · Music Volunteer Activities
Financial Independence Planning for Novitas Graduate Students
who are majoring
in vocal music /
instrumental music /
composition to enter music colleges
the job seeking
in the music-related job market
Prepare the ground
for the independent
living of students
through business models
such as concerts
Hire some graduates
at alternative schools.
Novitas House, a homelike shelter
for becoming independent after the graduation.
Novitas House is a living space for the alumni, where students who didn’t go on to higher education or find a position after graduating from Novitas Alternative School of Music could reside. It’s a concrete space which will take up the role of home for them.