Felix Hauswirth earned his degree in conducting and theory at the Lucerne Conservatory of Music in Switzerland. In 1983, he was guest professor for one semester at the University of Michigan in Flint, USA. In 1985, he was appointed professor of conducting at the Basel Conservatory, Switzerland, a position he held until 2021.
In 1983, Mr. Hauswirth founded the Swiss National Youth Wind Ensemble and conducted this ensemble until 1993. As guest conductor and with his own ensembles, he has performed in several countries in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Japan, Australia, and South America and in several places in the USA and Canada. He has conducted many recordings and broadcasts with different ensembles and has received acclaim from conductors and composers from Europe, United States and Asia for his CDs.
As clinician he is regularly invited all over the world. From 1998 - 2011 Mr. Hauswirth has been head of the wind band conducting course at the Bundes-Academy in Trossingen, Germany and from 2000 - 2009 he taught at the Istituto Superiore Europeo Bandistico (I.S.E.B.) in Trento, Italy. Since 2020 he is Guest Clinician at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland.
From 1993 – 2000, Mr. Hauswirth was the Artistic Director for the International Festival for Contemporary Music in Uster, Switzerland. He was President of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) from 1997 - 2001. From 1980 - 2017 he was the conductor of the Zug Wind Orchestra in Switzerland and from 1991 - 2020 he was the Artistic Director and conductor of the Baden-Württemberg Youth Wind Ensemble, Germany.
He is the author of several books, mainly on conducting and on wind ensemble literature.
In December 2009 Felix Hauswirth received in Chicago the “Midwest Clinic International Award“ in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Instrumental Music Education. During the 17th WASBE Conference in July 2017 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) he was awarded “Honorary Life Member“ of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.