Musik-Akademie Basel


yearly schedule

Focusyear starts on September 24, 2018. 

Rehearsals and coaching will take place from Monday to Friday until July 2018. Christmas break: December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
Winter break: January 28 – February 25, 2019. 

Every other week the band will be coached by a master for four consecutive days.  

There are three recording periods in which the band will record their album. The band will perform at the Jazzcampus Club every other week.

The band will also give masterclasses to other students every other week. In Focusyear you have the possibility to take individual lessons with a Jazzcampus teacher of your choice every other week. 

In spring the band will go on a club tour, in summer the band will perform at jazzfestivals. 


spoken language

We expect that you are able to speak and understand the English language. 


Focusyear does not give credits. You will receive a diploma at the end of the year. 


Your studies at Focusyear are free. You will have the official status of a student, but will not have to pay tuition. 

You will receive a monthly sum of 2000 CHF to cover the cost of living. You will have to organize your accomodation and travels by yourself. 


During Focusyear attendance is compulsory. 

You will have to be present for all rehersals, concerts and recordings.