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GENÈVE - NEUCHÂTEL
Geneva: Rue de la Synagogue 35, 1204 Genève, Switzerland Neuchâtel: Europe 21 area, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
CP 5155, Genève CH-1211, Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts in Music. Three years. Studies in performance (classical, early music), theory, composition, musicology and analysis, choral and orchestral conducting, music and movement. Bachelor in Music and Movement. Three years. The lessons are delivered by the HEM in close ties to the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute. Qualifies the holder to teach eurhythmics in kindergartens and primary schools.
Master of Music: • in Music Pedagogy. For teaching instruments, voice or eurhythmics in secondary schools. • in Performance. Includes solo, chamber music, orchestral music, opera, accompaniment, orchestral and choral conducting, early music styles. • in Composition and Theory. • in Ethnomusicology and Musicology.
The Geneva-Neuchâtel Higher School of Music (HEM), founded in 1835, forms part of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland which itself was founded in 1998 with the merger of a number of higher-level institutions in various areas of training. This HEM is the oldest institution of music education in Switzerland. There are departments of music performance, early music, composition/theory, and music and movement. A second campus is in Neuchâtel offering the programs in string playing, piano and voice. Students are registered at the Geneva University of Music. The music department prepares professional HEM students for a performing career as well as for teaching. The early music centre offers programs in performance and/or teaching, and produces performing editions of early music. The HEM works in conjunction with the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute. An attached non-professional school (Conservatoire de Genève) offers music programs to children and interested members of the community culminating in the award of a Certificat d'Études non-professionnelles. Language of instruction is French. A new complex ('Cité de la Musique') to house the University and the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande is planned. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.