The Lucerne School of Music offers two master's degree programmes: the Master of Arts in Music and the Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy. This flexible model provides a modern and clearly structured curricula of degree programmes, responding to the abilities, talents and individual learning objectives of the students.
The Master of Arts in Music offers an environment in which the interpretation and performance of music as instrumentalist, singer, conductor and composer takes centre stage. Apart from tuition in classical and jazz performance, the programme offers majors in the Orchestra, Chamber Music, Solo Performance, Church Music, Conducting, Composition, Interpretation in Contemporary Music, Music and Art Performance, and Music Theory.
The Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy programme qualifies its graduates to teach instrumental and vocal music pedagogy, School Music II (linked to the teaching diploma for baccalaureate schools) and music theory.
The master's degree programmes prepare students for a career in every area of the musical and artistic professions. They are aimed at students graduating with a bachelor's degree in Music from the Lucerne School of Music and at other graduates (Swiss and foreign) who have, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, diploma or similar qualification from a music college.
The master's degree programmes offer all the majors required for careers in specific areas. It is also possible to acquire supplementary qualifications by way of minors. This approach prepares graduates for various career profiles.
Students without a bachelor's degree awarded by a Swiss music college may be required to demonstrate their grasp of music theory. Depending on the outcome, these students may be required to attend and pass a compulsory theory module (only in german) during the first semester of their master's studies. This module teaches the specific expertise of the bachelor's degree of the Lucerne School of Music. Students who pass this module will be permitted to continue their studies beyond the first semester.