Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

Music Performance and Interpretation


The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Music Performance and Interpretation is a continuing education specialization (post-diploma degree) aimed at musicians who wish to broaden their repertoire knowledge and enrich their performance skills on their instrument.
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.


accordion  Skorski Leslaw
bassoon  Meszaros Gabor
cello  Dindo Enrico, Asier Polo, Yamashita Taisuke
clarinet  Benda François
double bass  Cincera Andreas, Fagone Enrico
flute  Oliva Andrea, Renggli Felix, Rutz Alfred
guitar  Laura Massimo, Micheli Lorenzo
harp  Pollini Lorenza
harpsichord  Bonizzoni Fabio
horn Allegrini Alessio, Johnson David, Monte de Fez Jorge
oboe  Salmi Massimiliano, Thouand Fabien
organ  Molardi Stefano
percussion  Wulff Bernhard
piano  Ashkenazy Vovka, Doallo Nora, D'Onofrio Sandro, Harsch Mauro, Kravtchenko Anna, Naboré William Grant
recorder  Bragetti Stefano
saxophone  Camenisch Raphael
trombone  Conti Andrea
trumpet  Cassone Gabriele, Tamiati Francesco
tuba  Ghiretti Rino
viola  Gotlibovich Yuval, Rossi Danilo
violin  Berman Pavel, Krylov Sergej, Moccia Alessandro, Quarta Massimo, Rizzi Marco, Sahatci Klaidi
voice  Castellani Luisa, Trini Monica, Zanichelli Barbara

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 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.

The course leads to the acquisition of 60 ECTS credits, divided as follows:
- Main instrument 25 ECTS per year
Seminars/Activities 6 ECTS
Final project 4 ECTS 

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 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.

Suspending or terminating

During their studies, participants may suspend or terminate their studies (Art. 23 del Regolamento degli studi del 27 marzo 2014).


Carlo Ciceri

Head of Continuing Education