Jazz

Already in 1967, the "Swiss Jazz School" was founded as the first autonomous jazz school in Europe. In the meantime, this traditional school has been integrated into the Music Department of the Bern University of the Arts, one of the leading Swiss art academies.

 

The three years of Bachelor studies in Music are followed by Master studies, which fully qualify the musicians to practice their profession. The different specialisations in Composition & Arrangement, Performance or Pedagogy offer a lot of choice to the students and give them the freedom to develop a range of individual profiles.

 

Website of the Jazz Departement

 

CD-Publications

traces in jazz II (2012)

traces in jazz (2008)

Cources

Organisation

Artistic direction

Tom Arthurs

 

Teaching staff

 

Manager

Thomas Knuchel

 

Office

Sibyl Hofstetter

 

Events

Lukas Frei

 

Office Opening Times

Monday - Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 and 14:00 - 16:30

Thursday 09:00 - 11:00

Teaching Staff

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Contact

University of the Arts Bern

Jazz Department

Eigerplatz 5a

Postfach

CH-3000 Bern 14

 

T +41 31 848 49 30

F +41 31 848 49 39

 

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Further Information

The Swiss Jazz School SJS offers amongst other courses a foundation course (Precollege II) allowing people interested in studying jazz at the BUA to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for these studies.