Specialized Music Performance

  • Department/School
  • University of Music of Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
  • Qualification awarded
  • Master of Arts SUPSI in Specialized Music Performance
  • Course type
  • Full-time course (120 ECTS over two years)
  • Language
  • Italian. For admission to the Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance candidates who are not native speakers of Italian must present a certificate proving that their level of Italian language is at least B2 according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages.
  • Application fee
  • The application fee amounts to CHF 100.
  • Course fee
  • Application fee CHF 100. One off matriculation fee CHF 250. Tuition fee CHF 1500/semester (international students). Tuition fee CHF 750/semester (Swiss nationals and residents). Administration fee CHF 250/semester.
  • Centre
  • Lugano
  • Start date
  • 7 September 2020
  • Application deadline
  • 31 March 2020
  • Description
  • The Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance is a full time degree course. This specialized training is taken by already highly qualified performers who want to develop their solo career There is a very selective limited number of places. Singing training can be further specialized with opera, in association with other Swiss university schools of music.


This is a specialist course attended by performers who are already highly qualified and who wish to develop soloist careers. The field of study dedicated to “voice” includes an “opera” specialization, in association with the other Swiss Music Universities.


Admission requirements

Admission is subject to:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music or an equivalent musical education;
  • passing an admission examination;

Applicants with equivalent BA qualifications from other Higher Music Education institutions will receive equal treatment. For further details, please refer to the programme’s page on the Conservatorio website.

Career prospects

Graduates work in various fields of performance demanding soloist skills and presence, for example as solo orchestral or chamber music performers or as free lance soloists.