Yodelling is a form of singing which involves wobbling the voice up and down in a rapid change of pitch. It was traditionally used by Swiss herdsmen to communicate in the mountains, but later adopted by musicians for its entertainment potential. Luasa is the first university in Switzerland to unveil a yodelling degree. The course will be led by Nadja Räss, a prize-winning Swiss yodeller with her own academy in Zurich.
Michael Kaufmann, who heads the university’s music department, said he was thrilled by the development.