MasterSpecialized Music Performance
- Soloist (all campuses)
- Historical Instruments in Practice (HEM-Genève)
- Medieval Music (HEM-Genève)
- Specialized Orchestral Conducting (HEM-Genève)
- Specialized Choral Conducting (HEM-Genève)
The MA degree course in Specialized Music Performance is a demanding course, designed to prepare a limited number of students showing exceptional ability for artistic activities at the very highest level.
The skills sought during the selective admission procedures are of two types: a remarkable artistic personality and/or, depending on the major, the ability to undertake research leading to innovative musical practices.
A significant part of the programme of study is dedicated to training in the main discipline (as instrumentalist, singer or conductor). Specific training enables students to gain in-depth experience of performance in different ensemble types, such as orchestras or chamber music ensembles. Finally, the programme of study includes a reflective analysis of the practical aspects (research in seminars).
The two years of study lead to a Master's project designed around three axes: artistic production (recital), practical ensemble playing and reflective analysis.
In addition to the classical music profile, available on all the campuses, there are also two specialist profiles:
- Jazz and contemporary music, at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
- Ancient music, at the Haute école de musique de Genève.
Course organisation and fees
The Soloist major demands exceptional artistic ability and prepares for a career as a soloist. On completion of the course students' abilities will be at the level of international competitions.
The Historical Instruments in Practice major is open to instrumentalists with a classical background and enables them to specialise in playing historical instruments.
The Medieval Music major is open to students who show a capacity to concentrate on the medieval repertoire, both in terms of philological research and of artistic interpretation.
The Specialized Conducting majors offer training to a limited number of students who demonstrate the required abilities, enabling them to conduct professional orchestras or choirs.
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