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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

Music Pedagogy - Early Music Instrument /Voice

Historically-informed study of music pedagogy

to 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

Composition / Music Theory - Early Music Theory

to Composition / Music Theory - Early Music Theory

Studying music at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

News

Nov 29, 2022

Diapason d'or de l'année 2022 for Francesco Corti

to Diapason d'or de l'année 2022 for Francesco Corti
Jun 20, 2022

New member of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis directorial team

to New member of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis directorial team
May 28, 2022

Sally Jans-Thorpe (1947-2022)

to Sally Jans-Thorpe (1947-2022)
Feb 22, 2022

Aspects of English Song

to Aspects of English Song

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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