Swiss Jazz School Bern, PreCollege
The Swiss Jazz School, founded in 1967, is the first jazz school in Europe. Today it is primarily a training center for comprehensive musical training for young talents who have completed compulsory schooling.
The students choose between the intensive course with regard to university studies in the field of jazz & contemporary music (PreCollege , 2 semesters of 16 weeks each) and an extra-occupational course (SemiPro , up to 6 semesters of 16 weeks each). The SJS emphasizes improvisation, playing in the band (ensemble playing) and ear training.
The Swiss Jazz school has been QuArte certified since 2022.