SUMMER 2018

THE SIENA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PROGRAM


OVERVIEW

The SIENA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PROGRAM 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 2018 SUMMER PROGRAM, partnered with the ACCADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA in SIENA, is part of the C-GAP (Chigiana Global Academic Programs).

In 2018 FCO begins its 7th year of collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder. 

 

THE PROGRAM

Participants will have multiple private lessons and coachings every week with an International Faculty, opportunities for performances in Siena, Florence, Alba 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 website. Note: CU students must apply through the CU program site.


 

COURSEWORK

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

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

 

PROGRAM DATES

2018 SUMMER PROGRAM
(SIX WEEKS)
MAY 21 - JUNE 29, 2017

STUDENTS ARRIVAL:
SATURDAY, MAY 19th by 6:00 PM

STUDENTS VACATE APARTMENTS:
SATURDAY, JUNE 30th by 12 PM

ORIENTATION:
SUNDAY, MAY 20th 10 AM - 12 PM

WELCOME DINNER:
SUNDAY, MAY 20th 8:00 PM
 


 
 

CU STUDENTS
FOR INFORMATION & SCHOLARSHIPS

Prof. Charles Wetherbee, 
Music Director and Professor of Records
charles.wetherbee@colorado.edu

 

SCHOLARSHIP funds are available. Details will be announced soon.

TUITION
More information coming soon.


FULL PROGRAM (6-WEEKS) CALENDAR


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STUDENT FEEDBACK

"This Summer was a highly
 unique and memorable experience that taught me things that I will never forget!"

- Paul Kim, student 2017

“This program offered so many amazing performance opportunities including singing in the Alba International Music Festival!

- Emily Eck, student 2017

“You truly made our stay here great, and the opportunities you have given us are beyond what we could have imagined. This is a summer I will never forget!”

– Amelia J., student 2015


PAST PROGRAMS


NOTE:  CU Students must apply directly through the International Education Website.


AFFILIATIONS

In 2018 Siena International Music Program will be held in partnership with the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and continue its 7th year of collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder.
 

Our partners include:
Università di Siena
Università per Stranieri di Siena

Alba Music Festival, Alba, Italy – USA
Conservatorio di Musica "L. Cherubini", Florence
Museo Marino Marini, Florence
Museo del Violino, Cremona

 
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