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Academy of Music, Jazz

Offering a state-of-the-art learning environment featuring an outstanding faculty as well as a truly exceptional campus and infrastructure, the Jazz Institute of the Music Academy FHNW counts among the most highly reputed Higher Music Education institutions, both nationally and internationally.

We believe that the network and community created through collaboration and exchange during the studies will remain relevant throughout the entire professional career.
Our students get regular performance practice both on campus in the beautiful club, as well as by cooperating with the professional field. Students also get to regularly document their work in the on-campus recording studio.

Jazzcampus, an architecturally stunning and unique complex, opened its doors in 2014 and is an ideal home to the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music FHNW as well as to Focusyear, the Jugendjazzorchester and the Musikschule Jazz.

Degree programmes

BA Jazz: Instrumental/Vocal or Composition

"Jazz is the freest way to make and play music" (George Gruntz). Jazz is the one genre of music that truly embodies an attitude to life which values freedom, ...

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Musical Performance – Jazz Producing/Performance

Jazz Producing/Performance is offered with three majors: Performance (instrumental/vocal) or Composition or Music Production

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Music Pedagogy – Jazz (Instrument/Voice)

Nurturing independently-minded artist-educators who can share their expertise with empathy and enthusiasm

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Musik-Akademie Basel

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