The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation is a continuing education specialization (post-diploma degree) aimed at musicians who wish to broaden their repertoire knowledge and enhance their performance skills through the study of interpretative techniques used in the interpretation of music from the XX and XXI centuries.
The programme is also opened to existing chamber music ensembles.
The duration is 2 years (4 semesters).
Applications are to be submitted by May 15.
Audition examinations usually take place on the second half of June.
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 audition. For the auditions, candidates must perform in front of an commission a 30 minute programme in which they play some of the most representative pieces of their instrument’s repertoire. Alternatively, candidates may send a web-link to a recent recording of a live performance (high quality and non-edited video) of the same 30 minute programme;
- have successfully passed an admissions interview.
The programme costs CHF 9’500, that correspond to the following fees:
- Fee per semester CHF 2'000
- Administration fee per semester CHF 250
- One-off matriculation fee CHF 250
- Final exam fee CHF 250
Participants will receive 17 sixty-minute lessons per year with their main instrument teacher. Furthermore, participation to a selection of seminars/activities, as well as sitting the final project is mandatory.
At the end of the first year, participants must sit an intermediate exam that consists in the performance of a 30 minute programme agreed with their main instrument teacher.
At the end of their studies, participants will receive a Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation diploma, under the condition that they:
- have acquired all required ECTS credits;
- have successfully sit the final project;
- have paid the costs.
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 (Art. 23 del Regolamento degli studi del 27 marzo 2014).