Music Pedagogy – Jazz and Contemporary Music

In our stylistically broad Master in Music Pedagogy – Jazz and Contemporary Music programme, we offer arts- and education-based training for prospective music teachers, with a focus on jazz.

This degree programme:

  • is aimed at students who have a bachelor’s degree in music and advanced artistic skills,

  • aims to reinforce and expand your teaching skills with practical and theory-based courses,

  • offers one-to-one teaching in a core subject (instrument or voice) and individual support from our internationally renowned teaching staff,

  • allows you to tailor your studies to your needs, interests and strengths through the choice of elective modules, as well as the choice of a minor subject, and to benefit from a wide range of ensembles, masterclasses, big band projects and transdisciplinary formats,

  • offers you the opportunity to network with future employers through work placements and job shadowing


  • Title/Degree Master of Arts (MA)
  • Specialisations Jazz
  • Mode of study Full-time (4 semesters)
  • Start date 16.9.2024
  • Application deadline 15.3.2024
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German, French
  • Location Bern
  • School Bern Academy of the Arts

For detailed information, go to the German page or the French page.