The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Renaissance Polyphony Performance is designed for
musicians who will be performing and conducting instrumental and vocal repertoire of the
Renaissance period, beginning with Flemish polyphony and working up to Monteverdi and his time,
sacred and secular repertoire.
The duration is 2 years (4 semesters).
Applications are to be submitted by August 31. Audition examinations usually take place on the second half of June.
The requirements for being admitted to the course are:
- a musical degree (Bachelor, Master or other equivalent degree; in exceptional cases with a dossier);
- the valuation of the pre-enrolment dossier;
- passing an admission exam and an ability interview.
The programme costs CHF 7’100, that correspond to the following fees:
- Fee per semester CHF 1'400
- One-off registration fee CHF 250
- Administration fee per semester CHF 250
- Final exam fee CHF 250
The teaching of the fundamental disciplines and the organization of educational activities will be
run by Diego Fratelli. Internationally renowed teachers will be invited for specific themes and
discussions (changes are possible):
Ekaterina Antonenko (Conservatorio Tchaikovsky of Moscow, director of Intrada Ensemble)
Juan Carlos Asencio (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya)
Antonio Greco (Conservatorio Ravenna, director of Costanzo Porta choir and Cremona Antiqua
Licia Mari (Università Cattolica Brescia, vicedirector of Archivio Storico Diocesano Mantova)
Michele Pasotti (lute, theorbo, director of La Fonte Musica)
Emanuela Vai (Worcester College, Oxford)
The course takes place in 9 sessions per year, generally structured consecutive days to provide the
possibility to attend to those who, for professional or family reasons, cannot take part in an
academic weekly schedule. Usually the lessons are held at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana;
some sessions could be moved to significant historic buildings (churches or palaces) for the history
(susceptible to modifications)
(susceptible to modifications)
The study plan of MAS develops a deep knowledge of the practices and the historical contexts of
performance, using the study of the original manuscripts, both repertoire and treatises, using the
approach of systematically reading and performing repertoire from these original manuscripts.
Approaching the reading of repertoire, performance and concertizing using the modus operandi of
the renaissance musician assists a more complete comprehension of the musical page, and also the
techniques needed for its execution, permitting one to recover the fondamental artistic dimensions
to make music.
Th corse earns 60 ECTS credits as following:
At the end of their studies, participants will receive a Master of Advanced Studies in Renaissance Polyphony Performance 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).
Head of MAS in Renaissance Polyphony Performance
Diego Fratelli - email@example.com
Head of Continuing Education
Carlo Ciceri - firstname.lastname@example.org