Who are we?
The “Haute école de musique Genève – Neuchâtel” (Geneva HEM) offers a range of studies that cover all the functions of music: playing, singing, reading, writing, improvising and thinking. It provides professional training in music education, music performance, composition, music theory and eurhythmics.
As an institution of higher education, the Geneva HEM also conducts research, particularly in the fields of historically informed performance, musical creation and new technologies, approaches to music via psychology and neuroscience, and dialogue with non western music. These research activities are kept in tune with artistic practice, and supplements university research, in a spirit of creativity and innovation that allows students to develop their reflective and critical abilities.
It also provides lifelong training for professional musicians, and makes its artistic productions publicly available in regular concerts throughout Switzerland and the rest of the world.
The Geneva HEM’s training is provided at the following city-centre sites: Place Neuve, rue Petitot, rue du Diorama, UniMail and rue de la Terrassière. Its administrative offices are in rue de l’Arquebuse.
A number of disciplines – singing, piano and strings (violin, viola, cello and double bass) - are taught at the Geneva HEM Neuchâtel branch, in the Arc 1 campus (next to Neuchâtel’s railway station).