The aim of this Masters programme is to help train students to operate in the field of music pedagogy.
Graduates with a Major in Instrument/Voice Teaching work as instrument/voice teachers in music schools. This is the only instrument and voice teaching qualification recognised all over Switzerland. Graduates with a Major in Elementary Musical Education work as music teachers for children aged between 4 and 12, chiefly in music schools. Traditional courses, like Musical Initiation, Rhythm, Elementary Music Course, Elementary Musical Education etc. Are indeed fundamental components of Swiss music school programmes.
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SUPSI Master of Arts SUPSI in Music Pedagogy (with Major and specialist study)
Full time course (120 ECTS)
This is a specialist course with two different Majors: Instrument/Voice Teaching or Elementary Musical Education.
The Instrument/Voice Teaching course qualifies graduates to teach instrument/voice as a specific subject and, in addition to the pedagogical-psychological-didactic component, also includes a significant element of performance. The Major in Elementary Musical Education qualifies graduates to teach music to children aged between 4 and 12. The teaching qualification required for public schools varies from Canton to Canton.
Students may be entitled to receive Cantonal Scholarships, provided they meet certain income conditions and provided they are resident in Ticino. For foreign students, and under certain circumstances, SUPSI may liaise with private institutions offering scholarships.