CLASSICAL MUSIC

MASTER

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ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

The deadline for enrollment in the entrance exam is March 1st of every year.

MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSIC PREREQUISITES

Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor of Music degree from a Swiss Haute Ecole de Musique, a diploma from a Swiss Haute Ecole de Musique, or an equivalent degree. There is no age limit.

ENTRANCE AUDITION REPERTORY

The works to be presented in the entrance audition are listed in the exam repertory document (FRENCH) (.pdf)

LANGUAGE

Courses are given in French. A minimal level of French is required. The recommended level is the B2 level of the "European Portfolio of Languages".
www.portfoliolangues.ch

German-speaking applicants who have been successfully admitted for a Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy, major in Instrumental / Vocal Teaching, and enrolled at the HEMU Fribourg branch, will be able, upon a well-founded written request, to acquire the pedagogy module at the Bern University of the Arts.

Kandidaten deutscher Sprache, welche in den Studiengang Pädagogikmaster, Orientierung Instrumental oder vokal, HEMU Standort Freiburg aufgenommen wurden, haben die Möglichkeit eine begründete Anfrage zu stellen, das Modul der Pädagogik an der Hochschule der Künste Bern zu absolvieren. 

ENROLLMENT IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS

Applicants enroll in the admission process by completing an application form:

The complete application dossier should be sent to:

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne
Bureau des études
C.P. 5700 - Rue de la Grotte 2
CH - 1002 Lausanne
T. + 41 21 321 35 20

General enquiries only: admissions.classique(at)hemu-cl.ch

ENROLLMENT FEE

BANQUE CANTONALE VAUDOISE
Case Postale 300, 1001 Lausanne
Clearing 767

Fondation de la Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg
et du Conservatoire de Lausanne
Côtes-de-Montbenon 22
1003 Lausanne 

Code IBAN : CH35 0076 7000 R079 6428 5
SWIFT : BCVLCH2LXXX

The CHF 80.- enrollment fee must be paid by bank transfer to:

Fondation du Conservatoire de Lausanne

Proof of bank transfer must be included in the application dossier. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Fees and school fees 2020-2021 (FRENCH) (.pdf)

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation of applicant’s enrollment in the entrance audition will be sent at the latest 15 days prior to its occurrence, detailing the date, place and time of the audition. 

ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DATES

Admission exams planning (FRENCH) (.pdf)

THE ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DAY

1.    Instrumental audition: applicants play all or part of their audition repertory for a jury made up of the director (or his representative) and a panel of faculty members. Following the exams and the jury’s deliberation, results will be posted on the ground floor.

2.    Master of Music applicants who successfully pass the instrumental audition will be interviewed by the administration the same day. Interview times will be posted with entrance audition results. The interview will determine whether the applicant is admitted to the HEMU.  

AUDITION AND EXAM RESULTS

The jury decides on the admission status of applicants: admitted, eligible for admission, or ineligible for admission. The ineligible candidate does not have the required level to enter the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.

Entrance auditions results will be available the following day on Internet and in Office 104.

Applicants admitted to the HEMU must confirm their definitive enrollment before 31st May of each year.

Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter during the summer, including information on the courses they will be taking.

BACHELOR & MASTER STUDIES RULES AND REGULATIONS

Règlement des études Bachelor et Master (FRENCH) (.pdf)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Students, and particularly foreign students, are not insured by the HEMU in case of accidents or illness. Students must subscribe to a private insurance policy and furnish proof of subscription at the time of enrollment.

 

The Master of Arts in Music enables students to improve on the expertise they developed during their Bachelor. It trains them to work as musicians or music teachers. The Master’s studies aim for them to acquire scientific knowledge in preparation for professional activity. The HEMU’s Masters further the students’ proficiency profiles by closely combining research and teaching, and by putting the emphasis on creativity and artistic performances.

The Master’s counts for 120 ECTS credits, usually lasts for two years and grants the title of Master of Arts in Music. It is possible to claim a second Master, of maximum 90 credits, but only if the student’s aptitude is at the required standard.

Rules and regulations for Bachelor and Master studies (.pdf)

Because of the numerous registration queries the HEMU receives annually, candidates applying for a Master’s degree will be subjected to a competitive entrance examination in order to evaluate their skills.

The Master of Arts in Music Education prepares students for careers in music teaching at university schools of music and conservatoires to university level, or in state schools to upper secondary level. Teaching activities of this kind are an essential element in the professional portfolio of these musicians.

A significant part of the programme of study is dedicated to training in the main discipline (as performer or creator). The specific course in general pedagogy and teacher training also includes periods of practical teaching experience.

The two years of study lead to a Master's project designed around three axes: artistic (recital, creation), teaching and reflective analysis.

The HEMU offers two different orientations for the Master of Arts in Music Education:

  • INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL TEACHING
  • MUSIC AT SCHOOL


STUDY PLANS 2019-2020

1st Master


2nd Master


STUDY PLANS 
2018-2019

1st Master


2nd Master

STUDY PLANS 2017-2018

1st Master


2nd Master

 

STUDY PLANS 2016-2017

1st Master 

2nd Master

The Master of Arts in Music Performance prepares students for a career as a musical performer with a high level of artistic training, offering access to the employment market as an independent artist or within institutions such as orchestras or opera houses.

The considerable number of majors covers all the music performance professions within the wider field of music.

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 Orchestral major includes experience of playing with professional orchestras in Switzerland.

The two years of study lead to a Master's project designed around three axes: artistic production (recital), practical ensemble playing and reflective analysis.

The HEMU offers five different orientations for the Master of Arts in Music Performance:

  • CONCERT
  • ORCHESTRA
  • ACCOMPANIMENT
  • ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING
  • WIND ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING


STUDY PLANS 2019-2020

1st Master


2nd Master



STUDY PLANS 2018-2019

1st Master


2nd Master


STUDY PLANS 2017-2018

1st Master


2nd Master

 

STUDY PLANS 2016-2017

1st Master


2nd Master

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.

Orientation for the Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance:

  • SOLOIST (SINGING AND EVERY INSTRUMENT)

 

STUDY PLANS 2019-2020

1st Master 

 

2nd Master

STUDY PLANS 2018-2019

1st Master 

 

2nd Master

STUDY PLANS 2017-2018

1st Master 

 

2nd Master

 

STUDY PLANS 2016-2017

1st Master

2nd Master

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