About us

Research has always been a key element of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis since it was explicitly founded as an “Institute for Teaching and Research in the Field of Early Music” in 1933.

Today the Research Department consists of permanent staff members, supported by colleagues from the teaching staff, and of research fellows of the projects. An important aim is to connect our research with current issues related to historical performance practice and thus to inform teaching at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as well as to interact with the international community of musicology. These efforts are documented by numerous research projects and cooperations and are also aided by the scientific advisory board of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Donna Agrell

Donna Agrell

Dozentin für Barockfagott und Fachdidaktik
Forschungsteam "Out of the Bass Register" & "Fagottini & Tenoroons"

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Leonhardsstrasse 6
4051 Basel
+41 61 264 57 57

Performer, teacher and researcher. Historical bassoon, Harmoniemusik und research department, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (FHNW), Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands. Research line: Historical performance practice, wind ensembles. Author of several scholarly publications such as: “Early nineteenth-century Swedish bassoon repertoire: Approaching virtuosic works composed for Frans Preumayr with a Grenser & Wiesner bassoon” (Leiden University, 2015). Assisting in management, her primary tasks center on organological research and data collection, musicological and pedagogical research.