6-WEEK STUDY ABROAD

CHAMBER MUSIC

SUMMER 2020
May 18 – June 26, 2020

The 6-WEEK STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM @ Chigiana is a distinctive solo instrument, voice, and chamber music intensive study abroad program. It seeks to prepare the young musician to take on a transformative, challenging role as an artist in the 21st century.

The 2020 SUMMER PROGRAM – partnered with the Florentia Consort, Southern Methodist University, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – is part of the Chigiana Global Academy Programs (C-GAP).

Students will enhance their artistic skills through pre-professional experiences both in class and by performing in historical venues in Siena and around Italy.

COURSEWORK

PERFORMANCE STUDIES
(3 credits)
Weekly private lessons, rehearsals and coaching in solo instrument and chamber music, master classes led by international faculty and guest artists. Concerts in Florence and other Italian cities provide an intense, formative experience for promising, young musicians.

MUSIC HISTORY
(3 credits)
Classroom sessions in Music History (Italian Baroque Masters) will be enhanced by visits to museums and libraries both in Siena, Florence, and the surrounding areas.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE
(optional – 1 credit)
An efficient Italian language course for beginners to advanced students especially designed for the musician.

All courses will be taught in English by local and visiting faculty/artists.

Classes are held Monday-Thursday, and most weekends will be free of program commitments.

THE PROGRAM

Participants will have multiple private lessons and coachings every week with an International Faculty, opportunities for performances in SienaFlorenceAlba and other prestigious locations in Italy, and an enriching cultural experience abroad.

ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Over the last five centuries, generations of students, scholars, and artists have been inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Examining artistic entrepreneurialism from both historical and current perspectives will at once empower and inspire students, thus preparing them to take on a transformative, challenging role as artists in the 21st Century.

The Program is open to all students from any university. The online application will be available soon on this website

2020 SUMMER PROGRAM (SIX WEEKS)
MAY 18 – JUNE 26, 2019

STUDENTS ARRIVAL:
SATURDAY, MAY 16th by 6:00 PM

ORIENTATION:
SUNDAY, MAY 17th 10 AM – 12 PM

WELCOME DINNER:
SUNDAY, MAY 17th 8:00 PM

PROGRAM ENDS:
THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2019 – FINAL CONCERT

STUDENTS VACATE APARTMENTS:
SATURDAY, JUNE 27th by 12 PM