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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 2024
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)
Semester start
January 2024


Registration window will open soon, Entrance exams take place 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 between the teachers' staff has changed, but the aims remained the same.