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MAS - Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies

AVES is an innovative program designed for professional young singers. Developed by Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb (formerly Consort of Musicke), it has been offered since the fall semester 2008/09. The next cycle has been guided by a new teachers’ staff (see below).

Key data

ECTS points
Next start
January 2022
Part-time study over a period of two years, mandatory course attendance of 11 weeks in total.
Teaching language
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2'000 CHF per term (3 terms)


Entrance exams will take place from 8th-10th October 2021. Detailed information will arrive at the end of August 2021 together with the results of the preselection. Please use an updated version of Adobe Acrobat.


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.

Paul Agnew, Stratton Bull, Björn Schmelzer

Vocal coaching - Assistance
Lisandro Abadie

Requirements for the aptitude assessment