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A Window to Japan

Experience a 10-day chamber music residency alongside Japanese students at Niigata University. Students will have ample time to interact and connect with their fellow chamber musicians to learn about life in Japan. The end of the residency culminates in a chamber ensemble recital, and is followed by six days of travel to Window to Japanexplore Japan’s culture and history.

Location:  Students will spend time on the west coast of Japan at Niigata University, on Sado Island located in the Japan Sea and in Tokyo. Experience traditional Japanese inn accommodations and enjoy the comfort of futons, hot spring baths, and the tastiness of local, seasonal foods.

Dates:  Summer 2015.

Prerequisite:  INTD:250 Japan Seminar, auditions required with the program coordinators.

Academic credit:  Two semester hours, this program and reflection course following it satisfy the GO requirement.

Majors of interest:  Open to music majors only.

Application: More information will be posted soon. 

Cost: Summer 2013 fee was $4,250; includes transportation, accommodations, activities and some meals.

Financial aid:  Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.

Program director:  Naomi Niskala, D.M.A., assistant professor of music



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