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Master of Arts in Musical Performance - Instrumental/vocal

Preparing for a career as a professional artist with help from renowned teaching staff

Key data

Master of Arts FHNW in Musikalischer Performance, Studienrichtung instrumental/vokal
ECTS points
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
4 semesters
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Stay abroad
Possible, not curricular
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF for Swiss citizens and students with legal place of residence in Switzerland | 1000 CHF for students from EU-/EFTA-countries | 1250 CHF for students from third countries


Information on the entrance examination:

At the core of this internationally aligned, two-year Master’s programme is a practice-oriented engagement with interpretative and instrumental/vocal issues. The knowledge and abilities possessed by the students at the beginning of their studies will be consolidated with a view to a subsequent concert career. This expertise will then be expanded upon so that they reach the standard necessary for a professional qualification and for professional performance.

With respect to quality and with regard to the time to be invested in preparation and follow-up work, this Master’s programme gives the greatest weighting to the major subject.
Students will also receive extensive practical training in chamber music and ensemble playing and these are complemented by a focus on issues of interpretation and a reflective learning process (theory/analysis).

In addition to the broad range of elective subjects, students may choose to specialise in a particular subject by enrolling for elective minors.

The city of Basel and the campus in particular offer the ideal environment in which to learn, work and find inspiration.

Rafael Rosenfeld, lecturer


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Minors & postgraduate programmes

Minor Audiodesign

In-depth exploration of Audio Design

to Minor Audiodesign

Minor in Choral Conducting

In-depth exploration of choral conducting

to Minor in Choral Conducting

Minor Composition

In-depth exploration of the art of composing

to Minor Composition

Minor in Contemporary Music

In-depth exploration of contemporary music

to Minor in Contemporary Music

Minor in Group Instrumental and Vocal Teaching

Acquisition of group teaching and ensemble directing skills

to Minor in Group Instrumental and Vocal Teaching

Minor Improvisation

Exploration of improvisation practices

to Minor Improvisation

Minor in Jazz

In-depth exploration of jazz

to Minor in Jazz

Minor in Lied Performance for Pianists

In-depth exploration of Lied performance

to Minor in Lied Performance for Pianists

Minor in Music Staging and Outreach

Music outreach in cultural, concert and educational settings

to Minor in Music Staging and Outreach

Minor in Music Theory

In-depth exploration of music theory

to Minor in Music Theory

Minor in Musicology

Together with the Department of Musicology of Basel University

to Minor in Musicology

Minor in Orchestral Performance and Literature

In-depth exploration of orchestral performance and literature

to Minor in Orchestral Performance and Literature

Minor in Period Instrument Practice

Period Instrument Practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

to Minor in Period Instrument Practice

Minor in Wind Orchestra Conducting

In-depth exploration of wind orchestra conducting

to Minor in Wind Orchestra Conducting

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