The student body will consist of music majors and non-music majors, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. You will receive four credits in Music 497: Special Topics in Music. For composition students, these credits will satisfy degree requirement
- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This seminar is designed for both music majors and non-music majors, graduate students as well as undergraduates, and students not only from UW-Madison but also from institutions throughout the United States. Its goal is to realize through its curriculum the three-way collaboration of composer, performer, and audience that embodies the complete process of musical creation, and to do so in such a way as to enrich the experience of all.
You will have the opportunity to explore music in Florence, Italy, in the midst of one of Europe's most important festivals. Florence is a city renowned not only for its treasures of visual art and architecture, but also for the music of its composers, from Landini to Dallapicolla and Berio.
The student body will consist of music majors and non-music majors, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. You will receive four credits in Music 497: Special Topics in Music. For composition students, these credits will satisfy degree requirements in composition instruction; for performance majors and non-music majors, they may satisfy specific degree requirements depending on the student's particular program.
- Setting Description:
- The working studios and living quarters will be in the heart of the city. During the four weeks of the seminar, under the direction of UW-Madison Professor of Composition, Stephen Dembski, you will concentrate on the interpretation and composition of new music, serving -- according to your interests and abilities -- as performers, composers, or critical listeners, offering suggestions, as well as your fresh impressions of the music as it takes shape. Florence has a center population of around 370,000, but a small-city feel as you can walk across the city's historic center (closed to traffic) in 20 minutes. Those who live in Florence - even for short periods - are exposed to as diverse and exciting array of cultural opportunities as those who live in far larger cities. It contains more great artworks per square foot than any other city in the world. Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, Giotto, Masaccio, or Botticelli.
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