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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, communication, innovation and self-expression.

Students of Bachelor degree programme receive extensive practical training and acquire the foundations to develop their own unique and well-rounded identity as an artist. This study programme focuses on perfecting students’ instrumental/vocal proficiency while encouraging them to find their creative voice.
Students will hone their improvisation and ensemble-playing skills by working on seminal works from the jazz tradition. Students are also actively encouraged to compose and perform their own works. In addition, the programme comprises a range of compulsory and elective courses designed to equip students with the necessary skills and tools to perform at the highest artistic level. 

A stimulating environment that affords me the space to develop as an artist.

Lorraine Dinkel, student


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Postgraduate programmes

Master of Arts in Musical Performance – Jazz Producing/Performance

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A place for jazz in Basel Old Town

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