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Master of Arts in Musical Performance

In-depth, meaningful engagement with performance-related and instrumental/vocal issues

Classical Music

The Master of Arts in Musical Performance programme offered by the Academy of Music centres around a practice-led exploration and examination of performance-related and instrumental/vocal issues. The aim of the programme is to nurture and produce professional musicians who, thanks to their distinctive artistic identity and abilities, are equipped to carve out a place for themselves in the highly diverse international music market. Students can also opt to minor in another subject of their choosing.


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

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Early music

The Master of Arts in Musical Performance programme offered by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis aims to produce musicians with outstanding instrumental/vocal proficiency and fluency who are also capable of performing to the highest standards as both a soloist and ensemble musician. Theory and history classes equip students with the foundations necessary to engage with Early Music in a reflective manner. Students will be required to demonstrate this ability in a Master’s thesis.

Early Music Medieval-Renaissance instrument/voice

The music of the Middle Ages: a specialisation like no other

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Early Music Renaissance - Romantic instrument/voice

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Whether at work, in the studio or on stage, modern technologies are an inescapable presence in the world of professional music and play an increasingly prominent role in the creative process. For many musicians, the boundaries between instrumentation, composition and production have become blurred; a fusion between the acoustic and the electronic occurs. The Jazz major is designed around a joined-up approach that motivates students to achieve the highest artistic standards and allows them to tailor their studies to their particular abilities and personal goals. The programme is excellent preparation for a career in this wide-ranging discipline.

Jazz Producing/Performance

Jazz Producing/Performance is offered with three majors: Performance (Instrumental/Vocal), Composition, Music Production

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