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Master of Arts
in Specialized Music Performance

The Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance is a full time degree course[*].

This specialised training is taken by already highly qualified performers who want to develop their solo career There is a very selective limited number of places.

Singing training can be further specialised with opera, in association with other Swiss university schools of music.

 

[*] If enrolled as a second Master's, 30 ECTS credits are normally recognised from the first Master's obtained, usually in the main subject (instrument/voice).

 

Download the course information (only in Italian)

 

Extensions of study

The Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance usually takes place in 4 semesters and corresponds to a total number of working hours equivalent to 120 ECTS credits.[*].

Qualification achieved

Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance

Type of Master 

The Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance is an independent Master's Degree programme under Swiss cooperation in accordance with the Konferenz Musikhochschulen Schweiz KMHS cooperation model.

Admissions criteria

Admission is conditional on:

  • successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Music or equivalent musical education.
  • passing an aptitude test to demonstrate outstanding artistic potential
  • the availability of places

 

[*] If enrolled as a second Master's, 30 ECTS credits are normally recognised from the first Master's obtained, usually in the main subject (instrument/voice).

Admission (aptitude) test

The aptitude test consists of:

  • a first practical test (preparation of a programme composed of works of different styles and from different periods for a total duration of 30 minutes; the panel reserves the right to hear only part of the programme) for admission to the requested group
  • a second practical test (preparation of a programme composed of works of different styles and from different periods for a total duration of 60 minutes; the panel reserves the right to hear only part of the programme) in the form of a competition including all instruments, for admission to the Master's course and for the allocation of available places
  • an interview

The Management reserves the right to exempt students already enrolled from the test.

The student is only accepted as being eligible for the course if all parts of the test are passed.

Language

Most courses are taught in Italian although, depending on the nationality of the students and/or musicians present during practical exercises, the use of other languages (French, German, English) is widely accepted. Classes delivered by guests may also take place in the languages specified above. Students can also attend language courses as part of SUPSI programmes. Written work is accepted in any of the three official languages (Italian, French, German) or in English.