SIENA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PROGRAM

SUMMER 2019
May 20 – June 28, 2019

The SIENA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC 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 2019 SUMMER PROGRAM – partnered with the Florentia Consort, University of Colorado Boulder and Southern Methodist University – 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 (Music in Renaissance Italy) will be enhanced by visits to museums and libraries both in Siena, Florence, and the surrounding areas.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE
(optional – no credits)
An efficient Italian language course for beginners to advanced students especially designed for the musician.

ART HISTORY
(3 credits)  pending approval
Classroom sessions in Art History (Sienese school and Renaissance) will be enhanced by visits to museums in Siena and Florence.

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 is available on this websiteNote: CU students must apply through the CU program site.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM DATES 

2019 SUMMER PROGRAM (SIX WEEKS)
MAY 20 – JUNE 28, 2019

STUDENTS ARRIVAL:
SATURDAY, MAY 18th by 6:00 PM

ORIENTATION:
SUNDAY, MAY 19th 10 AM – 12 PM

WELCOME DINNER:
SUNDAY, MAY 19th 8:00 PM

PROGRAM ENDS:
FRIDAY THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2019 – FINAL CONCERT

STUDENTS VACATE APARTMENTS:
FRIDAY, JUNE 28th by 12 PM