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CONSERVATORIO DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA (Conservatorium of Italian-speaking Switzerland), LUGANO University School of Music






Street Address:

Via Soldino 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland


+41 91 960 3041


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts. Three years: • in Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz), composition, theory, form, aural skills. • in Music and Movement. Studies include pedagogy of teaching music. May be followed by a professional program leading to registration for teaching in schools.


Graduate program


Master of Arts: • in Specialised Music Performance. In performance, opera performance, conducting. • in Music Pedagogy. Studies in instrumental and vocal music pedagogy (classical style). If combined with a specialization in Elementary Music Education and in Teaching Music Education for secondary level I it leads to a qualification for teaching in schools. • in Composition and Theory.

Institution Notes:

The Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Conservatorium of Italian-Speaking Switzerland) consists of general, preparatory and professional divisions. The general division offers music training to young people and interested adults, leading to the award of a Certificat d'études non-professionnelles being issued on completion. The preparatory division presents a more advanced program for those interested in moving later to the professional level. The professional division forms the music department of the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (the University of Music). Language of instruction is Italian, but in the Master’s program other languages, French, German or English, may be used. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

August 2022