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MAS - Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies

AVES is an innovative program designed for professional young singers.

Key data

Master of Advanced Studies "Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies"
ECTS points
Next start
January 2026
Part-time study over a period of two years, mandatory course attendance of 13 weeks in total.
Teaching language
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2'000 CHF per term (3 terms) Possibilities for scholarships on request.
Semester start
January 2026


Registration window was open until 11th August 2023. The next registration window will open in summer 2025.

The next registration window will open in summer 2025.

Entrance exams 2023:

  • 1st round per video (details in application's form) until 11th August 2023.
  • 2nd round in presence from 13th-15th October 2023.


The rich and diverse repertoire for vocal ensembles in Renaissance and Baroque European music. Intensive weeks including rehearsal, vocal technique, language coaching, music history, cultural background, preparation of materials, public presentation and close feedback.


Highest level in vocal ensemble singing; leading an ensemble from within the group; development and realization of own performance projects, addressing different repertoires of and approaches to vocal ensemble singing.

Participation in AVES is available as elective for vocal students enrolled in a master program at the SCB.

Stratton Bull, Andrés Locatelli, Björn Schmelzer

Vocal coaching - Assistance
Lisandro Abadie

About AVES

Developed by Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb (formerly Consort of Musicke), AVES has been offered since the fall semester 2008/09. In the meantime the teaching staff has changed, but the general aims remain the same.