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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

to Bachelor of Arts in Music

Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy - Early Music Instrument /Voice

Historically-informed study of music pedagogy

to Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy - Early Music Instrument /Voice

Master of Arts in Music Performance

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

to Master of Arts in Music Performance

Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance

A graduate qualification that meets the highest international Standards

to Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance

Master of Arts in Composition / Music Theory - Early Music Theory

to Master of Arts in Composition / Music Theory - Early Music Theory

Studying music at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

News

Jan 12, 2021

Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis 1977 - 2014 online

to Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis 1977 - 2014 online
Jan 07, 2021

Winter concert of the series «Vier Jahreszeiten»

to Winter concert of the series «Vier Jahreszeiten»
Dec 30, 2020

New lecturer for historical bassoon from September 2021: Carles Cristobal

to New lecturer for historical bassoon from September 2021: Carles Cristobal
Dec 30, 2020

New professor of recorder from September 2021: Andreas Böhlen

to New professor of recorder from September 2021: Andreas Böhlen

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 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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