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 course is held by Arturo Tamayo.
The duration is 1 year (2 semesters).
Applications are to be submitted by August 31.
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.
(details may change)
Audition examination 14 September 2019
Igor Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps (2 pianos): "Glorification de l'élue" and "Danse sacrale“
1st Session 14,15 September 2019
Igor Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps (2 pianos)
2nd Session 26,27 October 2019
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kreuzspiel
3rd Session 23,24 November 2019
Edgar Varèse Amériques (2 pianos/8 hands, transcr. Varèse)
Alban Berg Orchesterstücke op.6 (2 pianos/8 hands, transcr. Berg)
Béla Bartók Divertimento per archi
5th Session 11,12 January 2020
Arnold Schönberg Ode to Napoleon
Hanns Eisler Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben
6th Session 15,16 February 2020
Pierre Boulez Le Marteau sans maître (I, II, IV, VII, VIII)
7th Session 21,22 March 2020
Pierre Boulez Le Marteau sans maître (III, V, VI, IX)
8th Session 18,19 April 2020
Luciano Berio Différences
9th Session and Exam 16,17 May 2020
program to be defined
(subject to change)
14.00-17.00, 18.00-21.00 Conducting
9.00-12.00, 13.00-16.00 Conducting
The course is structured in 9 sessions that usually take place between September and June, from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.
Each session includes rehearsal sessions with the ensemble and the theoretical and analytical study of the repertoire.
The course leads to the acquisition of 10 ECTS credits, divided as follows:
Candidates may be admitted if they meet the following criteria:
A maximum of 6 students per year are admitted to the course.
The course costs CHF 5’200, that correspond to the following fees:
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:
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.
During their studies, participants may suspend or terminate their studies.