About Music Division

The Division of Music at HKB with its clear areas of focus is one of the most progressive music universities in the German-speaking world. In addition to traditional areas of music education in performance and pedagogy, we also maintain a strong research programme, stylistically wide-ranging jazz training, current musical theatre, a specialization in music outreach and a lively spectrum of contemporary music.

Those who study music with us benefit from close links with the visual arts, theater, literature and transdisciplinary projects, because HKB is a comprehensive arts university. Here you will study in a contemporary atmosphere, with personal attention and a strong practical focus (e.g., festivals, CD recordings, outreach projects).


Bern University of the Arts
Ostermundigenstrasse 103
3006 Bern

Opening hours secretariat 

  • Reception open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10–12 and 13.30–15.30
  • Closed all day on Wednesday and Friday.

Our Executive Team

Master’s Degrees in Classical Music: Lennart Dohms
Research Assistant in Classical Music: Irène Noguchi
Bachelor’s Degrees in Classical Music: Raphael Camenisch
Master’s Degrees in Pedagogy: Felix Bamert
Jazz: Tom Arthurs
Composition: Xavier Dayer
Opera Studio: Mathias Behrends
Music and Movement (Rhythmics): Claudia Wagner
Sound Arts: Teresa Carrasco, Michael Harenberg
PreCollege Bern HKB: Eva-Maria Neidhart
Wind Orchestra Conducting: Rolf Schumacher
Music in Context: Barbara Balba Weber
Research: Manuel Bärtsch
Library: Andrea Grandjean
Sound Studio: Benoît Piccand