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Instrumental/Vocal Major

Training the instrument and singing teachers of tomorrow

Key data

Master of Arts FHNW in Musikpädagogik, Studienrichtung instrumental/vokal
ECTS points
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
4 semesters
Teaching language
German, B1 level in German required
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF (CH) | 1000 CHF (EU/EFTA) | 1250 CHF (Not-EU/Not-EFTA) More Fees


You may apply between 15th December and 15th February.

The FHNW Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy with an Instrumental/Vocal Major pursues two objectives:

Professional performer

Students acquire the basics necessary to perform in public and to independently plan and deliver performances to a professional standard. The study programme also focuses on the development of the students’ own musical practice.

Teaching music

At the same time, students acquire the skills necessary to teach and communicate music to others. This programme enables students to give instrumental and/or vocal tuition on an individual or group basis to schoolchildren of all levels: music and upper secondary schools, and on a private basis. The Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy with an Instrumental/Vocal Major also offers a range of minor subjects, providing students with the opportunity to specialise further and gain an additional qualification.

Study variations

Students who already have been awarded a Master of Arts in Musical Performance with an instrumental/vocal major (or Specialized Performance with a Solo Performance major), are able to graduate the pedagogic education on their instrument/voice and chose an alternative artistic Major (possible study programmes may be found under “Structure”). The entrance exam of the artistic major is then held under the given conditions of the respective study programme.

Communicating (with) music


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