Whether you're a teacher, a performing artist, or the head of a music school, life-long learning is the key to a successful career. Due to new circumstances, developments in education, changes in stakeholder groups, shifting demographics, technical advances, the rise of social media and so on the working environment of the music professional is always in flux. This brings new challenges to his or her daily working life. Attended on a work-study basis, the continuing and executive education programmes offered by the Lucerne School of Music help participants face these challenges professionally, broaden their personal scope of knowledge and experience, and boost their professional profiles.
The School provides a range of programmes to suit individual needs, from selective, concentrated insights into a subject to substantial additional qualifications:
Continuing education programmes
In terms of continuing education, the Lucerne School of Music offers a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). These are aimed at musicians with qualifications in their chosen discipline and several years of professional experience but who seek to deepen and broaden their knowledge and skills by embarking on a substantial continuing education programme at a university level.
Continuing education courses
The Lucerne School of Music offers continuing education courses. These last anything from one to several days and cover a broad range of topics, which change on an annual basis. In partnership with the cantons, these are aimed at music-school teachers and managers. These include topics that are dictated by the requirements of professional practice.
Courses, masterclasses, workshops, academies
The Lucerne School of Music is able to run a variety of courses, masterclasses, workshops and academies for external participants based on its own extensive range of courses on offer. The latest information may be found on the School's website – click on the continuing education option.