Continuing Education

The Continuing Education of the University of Music consists mainly in the Advanced Studies, post-graduate courses structured to meet the needs of those who want to specialize themselves in particular areas and/or are unable to follow a full-time Master of Arts. 

Masterclasses, workshops and specialist seminars are also offered.

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

Music Performance and Interpretation

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Music Performance and Interpretation is aimed at musicians who already have a degree in music, who wish to broaden their repertoire knowledge and increase the performance skills related to their instrument. It is possible to specialize in chamber music.

Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation is aimed at musicians who already have a degree in music, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the repertoire of the last hundred years and increase the performance skills related to their instrument. It is possible to specialize in contemporary chamber music.

Music Composition

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Music Composition is aimed at musicians who already have a degree in music, who want to further explore aspects relating to composition and integrate their training through relevant analytical tools.

Gregorian chant, paleography and semiology

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Canto gregoriano, paleografia e semiologia is aimed at musicians/musicologists who already have a degree in music, who are looking for specialist training and qualification focused on obtaining the skills necessary to analyse and interpret documents related to the musical-liturgical repertoires of the western tradition of Christian chant. The DAS also aims to provide the practical and artistic tools necessary to deal with conducting and interpreting the Gregorian musical repertoire.

Renaissance Polyphony Performance

Il Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Renaissance Polyphony Performance si rivolge a musicisti impegnati nella esecuzione, concertazione, direzione, del repertorio strumentale e vocale del Rinascimento, a partire dalla polifonia fiamminga procedendo fino a Monteverdi e il suo tempo, per il repertorio sia sacro che profano.

Wind Orchestra Conducting

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Wind Orchestra Conducting is aimed at musicians who already have a degree in music, who want to further explore aspects relating to wind orchestra conducting and integrate their training through relevant analytical tools and knowledge of repertoire and orchestration for wind ensemble.

Cultural Management

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Cultural Management is aimed at those who wish to retrain professionally or at professionals already active in the field who wish to improve their skills and acquire a broader overview of the many challenges of today's cultural market.
The MAS is organized by the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana with scientific collaboration of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo of Turin.

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

Orchestral Studies

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Orchestral Studies is aimed at musicians who want to deepen their knowledge of the repertoire or integrate their previous training through the study of various aspects of the performance practice related to the repertoire for orchestra.

Contemporary Repertoire Conducting

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Contemporary Repertoire Conducting is aimed at musicians who wish to further their knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting contemporary repertoire.

Concert Improvisation

Il Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Concert Improvisation is aimed at musicians of keyboard instruments who intend to develop spontaneous composing, including its performance in public concert.

String Pedagogy

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in String Pedagogy is aimed at all those who have completed instrumental training and now want to improve their knowledge of teaching and methodologies related to teaching an instrument. The programme will take place over two academic years. The CAS includes a series of group lessons and the preparation and completion of a final written work. 

Useful information

  • To register on Advanced Studies programmes you must complete the following steps:

    1. Fill in the online pre-enrolment form 
    2. Prepare the pre-enrolment dossier with the required documents 
    3. Send the file to the Conservatorio della Svizzera italianaby the registration deadline 
    4. Wait for the invitation to sit the examinations (where applicable) 
    5. Confirm your enrolment

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  • The costs of each Advanced Studies course are specified in the individual application forms.

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Contact

Carlo Ciceri

Head of Continuing Education 

servizi.accademici@conservatorio.ch