L’AULA was established in 1978 as the first school of modern music and jazz in Barcelona. Since 1993 it has been a part of the Conservatori del Liceu.
L’AULA was also the first founding member of the “Berklee International Network” of schools created in 1993. Since that time, it has shared educational materials with Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Many musicians have come through L’AULA such as Lluis Vidal, Carles Benavent, Santi Arisa, Francesc Borrull, Salvador Niebla, Horacio Fumero, Mathew Simon, Max Sunyer, Enric Herrera, John Dubuclet, Manel Camp, Ricard Roda, “Pedrito” Díaz, Jordi Rossi, Mario Rossi, David Mengual, David Xirgu, Aruán Ortiz and Albert Bover, among others.
L’AULA’s curriculum is organized into six courses from beginner to Professional Level. Students can select the Modern Music and/or Jazz track, depending on the specialties of the teachers, ensembles and specific subjects. Each option provides the student with complete training directed toward the type of music that is most suited to the student’s interests.
L’AULA, together with the Conservatori Professional del Liceu, is the only center in Barcelona that offers Professional Level studies in Modern Music and Jazz.
We work with the Conservatori Superior del Liceu to provide continuity in the curriculum and to organize joint activities. Our curriculum is designed with a sequence of subjects specifically intended to prepare students for entry into the Advanced Studies Level.
The ensembles and groups at L’AULA have the opportunity to play frequently in the Conservatory’s own spaces (Auditoriums, Café del Conservatori) and in other spaces throughout the city like Jamboree, among others; they can participate in jam sessions and attend master classes with important artists who are invited throughout the course.
L’AULA is located in the center of Barcelona in the Plaça Urquinaona.