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UGA - Franklin - Advanced Music Performance in Italy
Alessandria, Italy; Milan, Italy; Parma, Italy; Turin, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Maymester
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Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Type of Instruction: Independent Study, Research/Fieldwork, Tutorial
Classes With: U.S. Student, UGA Students Language Program: No
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Private Apartment
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: No Academic Area: Music
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Open to non-UGA students:
Yes
Program Description:

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UGA- Franklin- Advanced Music Performance in Italy

Alessandria: The Alessandria program offers a unique opportunity for intensive practice and performance in the culturally rich surroundings of Italy. Students have wonderful opportunities to perform with Italian musicians in a wide variety of chamber and orchestral ensembles. Located in the heart of the Piemonte region, Alessandria is in near proximity to three of Italy’s most exciting cities, Milan, Torino, and Genova. It is also within traveling distance of the foothills of the Alps, the sparkling waters of Lake Como, and the beaches of Liguria. In addition to these attractions, the relaxed setting of Alessandria itself provides an ideal environment for study. The three-week program includes daily lessons with teachers from the University of Georgia the Conservatory in Alessandria and international Artist, opportunities to play alongside Italian musicians, and weekly performances. Frequent excursions to museums, opera houses, and historical sites are also included in the agenda.

SUMMER DATES: May 15th through June 2nd, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 20th, 2017
THE 2017 PROGRAM IN ALESSANDRIA
Sub Program in Torino and Parma

Program Location

italyOn the weekends, students take a break from the rigors of study to explore the Italian culture. Situated in the northeastern corner of Italy, Alessandria provides an ideal launch pad for exploration of the Piemonte, Lombardia and Liguria region and beyond. Students will visit museums and concert halls, hear local performances, and absorb the Italian culture.

Contact Information

For more information or an application form please contact:
Dr. Milton Masciadri
Director
Phone: (706) 542-2779 or (706) 254-8734
Email: mmasciad@uga.edu 

Claudia Amaral
Program Assistant: 
Email: claudiabass@uga.edu

Mattia Beccari
Program Assistant: 
Email: mattia.beccari25@uga.edu

Academic Program

Courses available in 2017 include violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, bassoon, jazz, trombone, flute, trumpet, Saxophone, percussion, piano, tuba / Euphonium and voice. Conducting course will be active in ensembles as well as private lessons. Students will receive credit for private lessons and may also register for Italian and chamber music courses. 

Jazz : Understanding the Tools of the Trade
For players and non-players: come to Europe in May to study America's indigenous art form in the hills of northern Italy.

Investigate the elements that make up the music and provide an understanding of the art form. From New Orleans to the Big Bands, from be-bop to hip-hop, we will study the timeline of jazz and classic albums by major artists ranging from Ellington to Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock. Examine jazz as a springboard to many facets of the contemporary music industry including the topics of desktop production and film scoring.

Enhanced appreciation and listening skills for non-players; sharpened technique and improvisational skills for players through applied study and small group performance.

Program Itinerary

EXCURSIONS:
On the weekends, students take a break from the rigors of study to explore the Italian culture. Situated in the northeastern corner of Italy, Alessandria provides an ideal launch pad for exploration of the Piemonte, Lombardia and Liguria region and beyond. Students will visit museums and concert halls, hear local performances, and absorb the Italian culture.

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR:
Visited La Scala in Milan, explored the ports of Genova, saw a concert at the Teatro Reggio in Torino, took a boat ride across Lake Como, visited the beaches in Liguria. Venice and its attractions, special visit to the Opera House " La Fenice" and private tour and lecture at the UNESCO Venice Office.

Housing

Students stay in local apartments a few blocks from the Conservatory. The apartments have regularly maintained bathroom and kitchen facilities. E-mail, telephone, banking, and postal services are within easy reach. Students may use local laundromats and will find groceries and shopping of all sorts within a few blocks. The Alessandria Conservatory becomes our home facilities for our students and faculty members, and provides facilites for practice, lessons, and performances.

Program Costs

The cost of the program for 2017 will of $2,900 for the program in Alessandria with the component in Torino and Parma. (plus applicable UGA tuition). The course will offer transportation on and designated date, to and from the Milan Malpensa International Airport for the Students participating on the Study Abroad program. Students will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements. During the program duration all transportation to the diferent sites required by the courses as well as Breakfast and dinner are covered by the program. A $300 deposit will be due at the time of application and will be subtracted from the balance due. This amount will be refundable if unable to participate and cancellation is received before March 10, 2017. All the remaining payments will be made directly to the Bursars Office in the the newly student created account in two diferent dates. 1st installment March 24th, 2017. 2nd installment April 14th, 2017.

The $300 deposit should be submitted online through your application in the UGA GoAbroad Portal. The deposit will appear on your online application as a Material Submission called "Post-Acceptance Program Deposit for UGA Faculty-Led Programs" and you can make the payment electronically.

Financial Aid - Students can investigate financial aid opportunities on the University of Georgia Office of International Education website. This website contains information on scholarships that are University of Georgia specific and from outside sources. Students from other Universities are encouraged to also check for financial aid and scholarship opportunities from their school.

Accomodation Statement

UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center.  Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.
 
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