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The Institute of Musicology at the University of Bern distinguishes itself through its focus on the fields of music theater (Musiktheater) and cultural anthropology of music (also known as ethnomusicology). Since summer 2018, the institute has been located within the university building at Mittelstrasse 43, where it coexists alongside many other departments in the humanities. This setting promotes close cooperation with theater studies, dance studies, and art history, and thus enables interdisciplinarity to be forged in informal settings. The building additionally offers an extensive library as well as a sound archive with approximately 6,500 sources of audiovisual media.

With about 100 students and more than 20 employees, the institute offers both a stimulating and pleasant environment that facilitates the necessary support and guidance throughout the course of your studies. A lively collaboration exists between the Institutes of Musicology at the Universities of Fribourg, Zurich, Munich, Salzburg, Graz, Pavia, and Rome. Students who wish to spend a semester abroad are very welcome at one of our partner institutions!

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Going to a concert with the students association

The Bern Symphony Orchestra plays pieces by L. v. Beethoven and W. A. Mozart on the 18th November 2021 at the Casino Bern with Antonello Manacorda as the conductor. Students who would like to visit the concert for 30.- can get a ticket by contacting Thomas (thomas.tschudin@students.unibe.ch) until 1st November.

Visiting the Theatre with the Fachschaft

This semester, the Fachschaft organizes visits to a variety of cultural events. One of them will be a visit to a performance of the play "Der Besuch der alten Dame" ("The Visit") by Friedrich Dürrenmatt at the Theater an der Effingerstrasse. Regristration through Viviane Sonderegger (viviane.sonderegger@bluemail.ch) is necessary and binding and will end on 10 november. The visit to the performance will take place on 24 november, the play starts at 8 pm. The tickets cost 21 francs.


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