Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation

Post-diploma degree 2020-2022


Submission period

Mon Apr 6 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun May 31 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Jun 30 at 4 PM UTC
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 already-existing chamber music ensembles.


The duration of the course is 2 years (4 semesters).

Participants will receive 17 sixty-minute lessons per year from their main instrument teacher. Furthermore, participation to a selection of seminars/activities.

At the end of the first year, students must sit an intermediate exam which consists in performing a 30 minute programme agreed with their main instrument teacher. At the end of the second year, participants must take a final project.

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

Admissions criteria

Admission is conditional on:
-successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
-the submission of a complete and suitable application dossier.


The programme costs CHF 9’500, which correspond to the following fees:
-One-off matriculation fee CHF 250
-Administrative semester fee CHF 250
-Semester fee CHF 2'000
-Final exam fee CHF 250

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