Details of program
The objective of the Musicology program
- is to get students to independently study music and music history from a scholarly perspective
- and teach them the philological, analytical and terminological skills they need to systematically study music sources, as well providing them with the methodological expertise required for work with other music history sources.
- The program also seeks to convey extensive knowledge of music history, with particular emphasis on the history of musical theater (which is a research focus at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Bern), and to promote an understanding of relevant historical, aesthetic and sociological connections.
The Master seminars and lectures focus on three subject areas:
- Music prior to 1600
- Music after 1600
- The cultural anthropology of music.