CAS in Contemporary Repertoire Conducting

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Contemporary Repertoire Conducting is a continuing education specialization (post-diploma degree) aimed at musicians who intend to study the conducting technique, theory, and performance practice of the repertoire from the XX and XXI centuries.

The duration is 1 years (2 semesters).

Applications are usually open from March.
The course has an application fee of CHF 150; copy of payment must be attached to the admissions dossier.
Audition examinations usually take place on the second half of September.

The main teacher for this course is Mr Arturo Tamayo.

The course is structured in 9 sessions that usually take place between September and June, from Friday afternoons to Sunday mornings.

The course leads to the acquisition of 10 ECTS credits, divided as follows:
- Conducting 5 ECTS
- Theory 3 ECTS
- Analysis 2 ECTS

Admissions criteria
Candidates may be admitted if they meet the following criteria:
- have finished a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
- have submitted a complete application dossier
- have successfully passed their admissions conducting audition
- have successfully passed an admissions interview

The programme costs CHF 5’250, that correspond to the following fees:
- Registration fee CHF 250
- Semester administrative fee CHF 250
- Semester fee CHF 2’125
- Final exam fee CHF 250


At the end of their studies, participants will receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Contemporary Repertoire Conducting diploma, under the condition that they:
- have acquired all required ECTS credits
- have successfully sit the final examination that consists in the concertation and conducting session

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the titles that it awards are recognized by the Federal Government according to the law relating to Professional University Schools, 2 October 1995 and subsequent revisions.

This title is not a professional qualification and does not qualify holders to teach in public schools in Switzerland.

Participants must observe the Study Regulations of the University of Music. The University of Music reserves itself the right not to open the course in particular circumstances.

Suspending or terminating participation
During their studies, participants may suspend or terminate their studies.


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Carlo Ciceri

Head of Advanced Studies