Offering bespoke preparation for careers across a range of music-related areas, the two master's degree programmes build on the bachelor's degree programmes. They are aimed at students graduating with a bachelor's degree in music from the Lucerne School of Music and other graduates (Swiss or otherwise) holding at minimum a bachelor's degree, diploma or similar from a tertiary-level music college.
The Lucerne model is an up-to-the-minute and clearly structured training system capable of responding flexibly to the abilities, talents and individual learning objectives of students.
The Master of Arts in Music comprises courses covering the practical, theoretical and academic aspects of interpretation. Apart from tuition in classical and jazz performance, the programme offers majors in orchestra, chamber music, solo performance, church music, composition, interpretation in contemporary music, music and art performance, music research and music theory.
The Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy programme qualifies its graduates to teach in the areas of instrumental/vocal music pedagogy, Schulmusik II (linked to the teaching diploma for baccalaureate schools), music theory and jazz theory.
The master's degree programmes offer all the majors required for careers in specific areas. It is also possible to acquire other qualifications through minors: this approach prepares graduates for an employment market featuring a high degree of heterogeneity.