CLASSICAL MUSIC

MASTER IN SPECIALIZED MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

The Master program in Specialized Music Performance is designed as a highly demanding program, preparing a limited number of students showing exceptional abilities for an artistic activity at the highest level.

In selective admission tests, the main skills required are outstanding instrumental or vocal technical skills.

The study plan gives prominence to training in the main discipline (as an instrumentalist or singer). A specific training allows the student to deepen their ensemble experience in different formations: orchestra, chamber ensemble, in a leader/coach role. A reflection on practice (research in seminars) completes the study plan.

The conception of a program and the recording of a CD as well as the elaboration of its booklet crown these two years of study.

The master's project is built around three axes: artistic production (two public recitals as well as an exam with orchestra), ensemble practice and reflection.

Orientations for the Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance:

  • SOLOIST (SINGING AND ALL INSTRUMENTS)

Noémie Robidas, Head of MA specialised musical interpretation solists

> WARNING !
Please read the full page below before filling out your application form.

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)
The tests take place in person.

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. 

REGISTRATION FOR ADMISSION

Important : all the annexes of your application must be prepared before filling in the form.

Steps :

1. CHOSEN FIELD OF STUDY
2. FILE CONSTITUTION
  • 1 photo (passport size)
  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of the repertoire you have worked on already
  • programme for the entrance examination (only for Classical music)
  • copy of the high school diploma (Maturité, Baccalauréat, Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hoschulreife, General Certificate of Education, Kotogakko, etc.)
  • copy of the diplomas already obtained during your musical studies & grade transcripts
  • copy of the valid passeport or identity card
  • copy of the admission fee payment (Swiss francs 80.-, non-refundable). Please indicate under "Comment to the beneficiary" the name and surname of the candidate
  • only for Master in Music Pedagogy instrumental/vocal Teaching or Music in Schools : Bachelor and Master levels :
    • extract from the criminal records
  • only for Master in Music Pedagogy instrumental/vocal Teaching to send to admissions.map(at)hemu-cl.ch :
  • only for Bachelor Music at school or Master Music at school to send to admissions.musec@hemu-cl.ch :
    • argument on the following two elements:
      • Pourquoi voulez-vous être professeur de musique à l'école ?
      • Donnez-nous votre vision de ce que devrait être la musique à l'école.
        (Environ une demi-page de réponse par question à rendre)
    • curriculum vitae essay
    • letter of motivation
3. ACCOUNT CREATION, REGISTRATION AND TRACKING
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Enquiries : admissions.classique(at)hemu-cl.ch

REGISTRATION FEE

BANQUE CANTONALE VAUDOISE
Case Postale 300
1001 Lausanne
Clearing   767

Titulaire du compte :
FOND. HEM VD VS FR ET CL
Rue des 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. Please indicate under "Comment to the beneficiary" the name and surname of the candidate.
The enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Fees and school fees 2024-2025 (FRENCH) (.pdf)
Fees for multiple applications (.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. 

DATES OF THE ADMISSION TESTS

Planning (.pdf)
1st round: according to the above schedule
2nd round : Tuesday 25 June 2024 and Wednesday 26 June 2024

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.  

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 at the HEMU.

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)

MISCELLANEOUS

Students, and in particular foreign students, are not insured by the HEMU for accidents and illness. We therefore kindly ask them to do what is necessary, if any, and to provide proof of this when registering.

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