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Music Performance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This is a specialist course with three different Majors: Instrumental/Vocal Performance, Wind Orchestra Conducting, Ensemble Conducting (Contemporary Repertoire). The Major in Instrumental/Vocal Performance covers the fundamental aspects of performance (instrumental/vocal, chamber music, orchestra repertoire). The Major in Wind Orchestra Conducting usually requires previous study of a wind instrument and corresponds to a band conducting qualification. The Major in Ensemble Conducting (Contemporary Repertoire) is designed for contemporary music performers and composers, and teaches ensemble conducting skills.

Programme Structure

Skills The specific aim is to provide a musical education focussed clearly on performance and at the same time based on the capacity for autonomous judgment and critical reflection, providing students with the means and tools which, on completion of the MA programme, will allow them to realise their full artistic potential.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music or an equivalent musical education;
  • passing an admission examination;
a BA degree does not automatically guarantee admission to the MA programme since the admission examination is compulsory for all applicants. Applicants with equivalent BA qualifications from other universities will receive equal treatment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1281 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1281 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1281 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1281 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Manno

  • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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