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Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis is a world-renowned seat of learning in the field of Early Music. In keeping with the original mission of founder Paul Sacher, and his trusted associates, the Institute, which was established in 1933, focuses on providing students with a thorough grounding in historical performance practice. At the Institute, every effort is made to dovetail teaching content and research. Bachelor and Master’s students can choose one of two historical focal points: Medieval/Renaissance (8th-16th centuries) and Renaissance/Romantic.

Degree programmes

Bachelor of Arts in Music

A meaningful learning experience delivered by exceptional teachers

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Music Pedagogy - Early Music Instrument /Voice

Historically-informed study of music pedagogy

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Master of Arts in Musical Performance

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

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Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance

A graduate qualification that meets the highest international Standards

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Composition / Music Theory - Early Music Theory

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Music and Scene in Transformation

Expand your musical profile into the realm of scenic and performative practices. Create your own performances. Change the ways we experience music.

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Studying music at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

News

30.5.2024

New Teacher for Renaissance Dance from September 2024: Hubert Hazebroucq

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28.3.2024

New lecturer for recorder from September 2024: Lea Sobbe

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21.3.2024

New professor for lute instruments from September 2024: Xavier Díaz-Latorre

to New professor for lute instruments from September 2024: Xavier Díaz-Latorre
21.12.2023

Season's Greetings

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The Institution

The SCB was founded in 1933 by Paul Sacher (1906-1999), together with Ina Lohr (1903-1983) and August Wenzinger (1905-1996), as a private institute for teaching and research (‘Lehr und Forschungsinstitut’) in the field of Early Music. In 2008 it became part of the group of professional institutions of higher learning known as University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW). Together with the Institutes "Klassik" and Jazz, it now makes up the Basel Academy of Music and is based in the beautiful, historic campus of the Musik-Akademie Basel on the edge of Basel Old Town.

International students and teaching staff

Thanks to its renowned lecturers and talented students who come from many different countries, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis is a multilingual, multicultural learning environment. The passion and intense interest of this international community of scholars and practitioners ensures that Early Music, with its many facets, continues to be a vibrant and relevant discipline.

Musik-Akademie Basel

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