GEN 3. So Baroque!

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

From 19-02-2024 to 19-04-2024

Open for:

1-4 vocal students (Students will be part of a CHOIR)


This module in collaboration with the Department of Ancient Music of the Haute École de Musique de Genève is built around the production of St. John’s Passion by J.S. Bach conducted by Ton Koopman.

It gives the opportunity for singers to sharpen their skills on the baroque repertoire through vocal coaching, baroque coaching, seminars and participation in the choir for this project of St John’s


The students will take individual lessons with internationally renowned artists and pedagogues focusing on style, ornamentation and baroque vocality.

The seminar “Music, Education, Society: Bach’s St John’s Passion” will serve as a preparatory session for the St John Passion project conducted by Ton Koopman, which will take place in March 2024. Two internationally-known Bach scholars will join us for a day of in-depth presentations and discussions, focusing on the life and times of J.S. Bach. Special emphasis will be placed on the musical architecture of St John’s Passion and recent research into an historically-informed approach to this repertoire.

Kind of voice and role:

All voices

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

  • Ton Koopman, conductor
  • Stephan MacLeod, vocal coaching
  • Andreas Wolf, vocal coaching
  • Franck Marcon, baroque coaching
  • Elizabeth Dobbin, seminars

Number of ECTS:

24  ECTS

100 hours

Entrance examination: Required repertoire:

General entrance examination requests. Check the Application form.

Description of the final examination:

Progress examination

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included/ excluded in this price:

Full time module: free for students in Erasmus Programme (Swiss Mobility Programme)

Communication language:

French, English

Deadline for application:

  • 1st deadline: 08 May 2023
  • 2nd deadline: 01 September 2023

Date for expected answers:

  • 1st deadline: 15 May 2023
  • 2nd deadline: 15 September 2023

Module Code : GEN 3
Institution : Geneva
Dates : From 19-02-2024 to 19-04-2024
Student : Singer
Language : French / English
Activity : Choir
Module Type : Professional training