Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance

Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance

Course summary

The Master’s degree in Specialized Music Performance corresponds to the highest educational qualification level in classical music and opera. The course provides intensely individualised training to help students with above average talent reach the top international level.


To this end, the course engages with the entire stylistic range of music and musical theatre. Close cooperation with orchestras and theatres ensures proximity to artistic practice. Students regularly have opportunities to perform and prepare for careers as soloists on the national and international stage, on festivals and opera stages.


Title / QualificationMaster of Arts in Specialised Music Performance
  • Classical Music (Instrument/voice)
  • Opera
Program study optionsFull-time
Language(s) of instructionGerman, French, English
Campus(es)Bern (Classical instrumental music)
Biel (Opera)
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applications Application deadline for the Master program


The Master in Specialized Music Performance is the highest degree that can be earned in music. It enables graduates to pursue soloist careers and prepares them to work as artists on national and international stages as well as in the opera. The Biel Opera Studio is the Swiss competency centre for opera training at the SMP level (Specialized Music Performance) and cooperates as such with the music departments at other universities in Switzerland.

Detailed information

MA Specialized Music Performance

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Head of degree programme

Lennart Dohms  (Classical Music)

T +41 31 848 39 86



Mathias Behrends (Opera)

T +41 32 322 84 82