Music Studies Abroad
The School of Music participates in three programs for international study: a year-long or semester-long music exchange and a four-week summer program - typically in May. The music exchange program involves a choice among five institutions abroad - the Hochschule fur Musik, Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, Germany; the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia; the Conservatoire National de Region/University of Angers in Angers, France; University of Manchester in England, or the Conservatory of Fiesole outside Florence, Italy. During the programs (which may include applied study, academic courses, ensemble participation and recitals) students gain an enhanced understanding of international culture and stronger language skills in addition to excellent music training. A basic knowledge of the particular language is necessary to participate in the exchange program. Credit gained through these programs varies, depending on the international program undertaken by the student and the length of the study abroad. The summer program offers six hours of credit in international studies and includes students in other disciplines in addition to music with travel to Dresden, Prague, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Financial aid is available for all of these programs.