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Early Music – Renaissance-Romantic, instrumental/voice

What does the FHNW Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Bachelor programme in Renaissance-Romantic Music entail?

Key data

Bachelor of Arts FHNW in Musik, Studienrichtung Alte Musik Renaissance-Romantik instrumental / vokal
Study mode
Full time
ECTS points
Start of semester
in autumn
6 semesters
Teaching language
German (level A2 is required)
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF (CH) | 1000 CHF (EU/EFTA) | 1250 CHF (Not-EU/Not-EFTA) More Fees


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Music offered by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB) allows students to specialise in one of two historical periods: medieval-Renaissance or Renaissance-Romantic. The structure of both study programmes is similar but the focus of their content differs. The Renaissance-Romantic programme centres on the study of music, instruments, performance practice and repertoires from the Baroque period and adjacent eras. Students acquire a high level of practical expertise as solo and ensemble performers, while theory-based and complementary subjects provide them with a thorough grounding in historical performance practice.

The SCB Bachelor degree programme focuses on the repertoire, instruments and performance practices of the 16th to 19th centuries. In addition to improving their mastery of period instruments and vocal techniques, students also benefit from a detailed study of repertoires and extensive exposure to historical improvisation practices. The programme also provides them with a sound understanding of the theory and history of music, which will in turn inform the development of their own musical practice. Thanks to its exceptionally talented teaching staff and students, the Baroque Department of the SCB offers an array of opportunities to gain ensemble-playing experience.


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