The Master of Arts in Music Performance is a full-time degree course[*]. This course requires total dedication from the student in terms of time and emotional commitment, to achieve adequate technical and artistic maturity.
The Master of Arts in Music Performance is offered with the following Majors:
[*] On request, and with approval from the head of study programs, the curriculum may be completed in three years. The number of ECTS credits, as well as the mandatory presence in all subjects, remain unvaried.
The Master of Arts in Music Performance usually takes place in 4 semesters and corresponds to a total number of working hours equivalent to 120 ECTS credits[*].
Master of Arts in Music Performance
In-depth study in various Majors such as: Instrumental/Vocal Performance, Wind Orchestra Conducting, Ensemble Conducting (Contemporary Repertoire)
The Master of Arts in Music Performance is an independent Master's Degree programme under Swiss cooperation in accordance with the Konferenz Musikhochschulen Schweiz KMHS cooperation model.
Admission is conditional on:
Most courses are taught in Italian although, depending on the nationality of the students and/or musicians present during practical exercises, the use of other languages (French, German, English) is widely accepted. Classes delivered by guests may also take place in the languages specified above. Students can also attend language courses as part of SUPSI programmes (and Italian courses at the CSI). Written work is accepted in any of the three Swiss official languages (Italian, French, German) or in English.
[*] If enrolled as a second Master's, 30 ECTS credits are normally recognised from the first Master's obtained, usually in the main subject (instrument/voice).
The admission exam consists of:
Major in Instrumental/Vocal Performance
Major in Wind Orchestra Conducting
Major in Ensemble Conducting (Contemporary Repertoire)
The student is only accepted as being eligible for the course if all parts of the test are passed.
Applications are open till 31 March. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, admissions procedures for the academic year 2021-2022 have been completely revisited. Details on the preparation of the admission dossier, as well as on all updated procedures, may be found on the Application page.
The regulations of the Master of Arts in Music Performance, as well as all other regulations of the University of Music are available on the section Study Regulations.