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.

Zoë Matthews

Zoë Matthews

Forschungsteam "Out of the Bass Register" & "Fagottini & Tenoroons"

SNF-Forschungsprojekt "Out of the Bass Register"
Leonhardsstrasse 6
CH-4051 Basel

+41 61 264 58 53

Performer, teacher and researcher. Research department, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (FHNW). Research line: Historical bassoon performance practice, repertoire, pedagogy; MMus., “The influence of the Baroque bassoon and its modern revival upon modern bassoon teaching and performance practice” (Royal Northern College of Music, 2007); MMus.(SCB, 2010), Mus.Ped.: “A progressive method for Baroque bassoon - on playing bass-lines“ (SCB, 2016). Her main focus is on repertoire evaluation and research, co-creating a classification system for repertoire, instrument trials, reed constructions, and pedagogical methods.