The Arts of Italy
Cultivate an appreciation for Italy’s rich culture. Over the course of two weeks, attend music classes, lessons and rehearsals within the Italian Conservatory, eat and create Italian cuisine alongside a local chef, and explore Italian architecture.
Location: Participants spend the first week in Faenza and the second week in Firenze. Students will stay with host families and attend music classes at the Scuola Comunale di Musica “G. Sarti” in Faenza. They will also enjoy additional short trips to Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara, Sienna and San Gimignano, where they will be able to experience various religious centers and cultural events.
Dates: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: Four preparatory sessions in the Spring and completion of one of the following courses: Introduction to Music, World Music Perspectives, Beginning Italian II, Introduction to Art History I, Introduction to Art History II, or Renaissance Art History.
Academic credit: Two semester hours; this program and accompanying course satisfy the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Preference given to music, art, and Italian majors and minors.
Application: Online application available on mySU.
Cost: Summer 2014 was $5,000 (subject to change); includes all flights, accommodations, instruction, activities and some meals.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program Directors: Marcos Krieger, D.M.A., assistant professor of music, and Gail B. Levinsky, D.Mus., associate professor of music.