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Choral conducting

Laying the foundations for a career in choral conducting

Key data

Master of Arts FHNW in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance, Studienrichtung Chorleitung
ECTS points
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
4 semesters
Teaching language
German, A2 level in German required
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


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

The FHNW Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance Choral Conducting is aimed at students with a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Music who wish to pursue a career as a choral conductor.

Perfecting conducting, vocal and instrumental techniques

Students will work with both secular and sacred choral music. This specialised graduate programme aims to produce knowledgeable, versatile and flexible professional choral conductors. Students perfect their conducting, vocal and instrumental techniques, and benefit from tuition that draws on the latest research in a variety of fields such as historical performance practice. Students also learn to adopt a critical approach to the use and reading of primary sources.


Learning from the best

Raphael Immoos is professor of choral conducting and conductor of various vocal ensembles at the FHNW School of Music. He was a member of the artistic advisory board of the European Youth Choir Festival, he conducted the Academic Orchestra Basel and managed the Cappella Nova vocal ensemble with a focus on contemporary music. In 2013, Raphael Immoos succeeded Fritz Näf as artistic director of the Basler Madrigalisten.

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