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Salzburg

Dates

May 23 – June 26, 2018

Cost

$4,425 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Conducting, Music History, Music Literature, Music Theory

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS summer program in Salzburg, Austria offers you a unique opportunity to study, practice, and study the performing arts in this beautiful European city. Birthplace of Mozart and home to the world-famous Mozarteum, Salzburg has long been renowned as an international and historical performing arts center. Salzburg also is a city of stunning architecture. Founded in the 8th Century, Salzburg displays evidence of Roman culture, the Middle Ages (notably the Festung), and wonderfully-preserved Baroque buildings. Situated on the banks of the Salzach River, nestled near the Alps, home to three universities, and filled with hospitable people, Salzburg indeed is a magical city. The program also includes a day trip to Munich and an overnight excursion to Vienna.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel, 3-5 people per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorProf. Scot Buzza

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Due to the number of course offerings on the Salzburg program, courses are divided into 3 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

MUS 327 Music History II

Dr. Johann Van Niekerk

We focus on the major composers and important performance trends from the Classical period through the present day. (*It covers the material from Music History II for a two-semester sequence, or History III in a three-semester sequence.)

MUS 338-2 Topics: Form & Analysis

Prof. Scot Buzza

Form and Analysis develops aural and written skills for analyzing how structural functions delineate musical form. The course will cover the full range of formal elements, from the smallest (motives and phrases) to the largest (rondo and sonata form).

MUS 430 Music Literature: Mozart's Operas

Dr. Yvonne Hartinger

This course cultivates a musical, dramatic, and historical understanding of Mozart’s operas in the locations where they were composed and premiered.

Block 2

MUS 310 Pedagogy for Performance Majors: Vocal Pedagogy & Health

Dr. Kimberly Gelbwasser

This course is designed for all serious voice users, including singers, actors, and teachers. We study components of healthy vocal production including anatomy, posture, respiration, registration, phonation, resonance, articulation, expression and coordination. We also explore health issues related to the voice, and cultivate exercises for use in the studio, rehearsal, and classroom.

MUS 338-3 Topics: Instrumental & Choral Conducting

Dr. Johann Van Niekerk

Develops the conducting technique of the musician through analysis and score study, individual and group exercises, study of conducting drills, individual works and excerpts, individual “podium” time for conducting and rehearsing, and self-evaluation of videotaped exercises.

MUS 430-1 Music Literature: Mozart's Final Years

Dr. Michael D’Ambrosio                               

We study the historical and advanced theoretical study of works from the last seven years of Mozart’s life. We develop score study skills and reinforce almost every topic covered in the traditional music theory sequence.  

Block 3

MUS 201 Music Theory IV

Dr. Michael D’Ambrosio                               

A continuation of the study of harmony and form in music, Theory IV explores advanced chromatic harmonic practices, enharmonicism, extended and altered harmonies, late nineteenth-century techniques, techniques of the twentieth-century, and post-tonal techniques.

MUS 338/THEA 375 Topics: Acting for Singers/Singing for Actors

Dr. Kimberly Gelbwasser          

Designed to equip acting singers and singing actors with the musical and dramatic techniques required of performers in a variety of genres for the stage, from singspiel and operetta to “Golden Age” and contemporary musical theater.

KIIS Salzburg Choral Ensemble

Prof. Scot Buzza

Not for credit

Singers and instrumentalists will have the opportunity for public performances of choral repertoire in order to supplement material covered in the Conducting class, as well as in Orchestral and Choral Literature. In this extra-curricular ensemble appropriate works are chosen, studied, rehearsed and performed in several Austrian concert venues.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,425 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Munich

Accommodations

Daily Breakfasts & Class-day Lunches

Groups Excursions & Transport

Salzburg Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), weekend lunches and all dinners, personal expenses (approx. $900), independent travel ($500, optional), optional 4-day group excursion to Paris ($600), private lessons with Salzburg professionals (optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,525 – $1,625

The Salzburg program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Salzburg with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and fly to Munich, Germany where the group will then travel together to Salzburg, Austria.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight.

The flight to Munich, Germany is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Munich, Germany to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 23 – June 26, 2018

Cost

$4,425 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Conducting, Music History, Music Literature, Music Theory

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS summer program in Salzburg, Austria offers you a unique opportunity to study, practice, and study the performing arts in this beautiful European city. Birthplace of Mozart and home to the world-famous Mozarteum, Salzburg has long been renowned as an international and historical performing arts center. Salzburg also is a city of stunning architecture. Founded in the 8th Century, Salzburg displays evidence of Roman culture, the Middle Ages (notably the Festung), and wonderfully-preserved Baroque buildings. Situated on the banks of the Salzach River, nestled near the Alps, home to three universities, and filled with hospitable people, Salzburg indeed is a magical city. The program also includes a day trip to Munich and an overnight excursion to Vienna.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel, 3-5 people per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorProf. Scot Buzza

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Due to the number of course offerings on the Salzburg program, courses are divided into 3 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

MUS 327 Music History II

Dr. Johann Van Niekerk

We focus on the major composers and important performance trends from the Classical period through the present day. (*It covers the material from Music History II for a two-semester sequence, or History III in a three-semester sequence.)

MUS 338-2 Topics: Form & Analysis

Prof. Scot Buzza

Form and Analysis develops aural and written skills for analyzing how structural functions delineate musical form. The course will cover the full range of formal elements, from the smallest (motives and phrases) to the largest (rondo and sonata form).

MUS 430 Music Literature: Mozart's Operas

Dr. Yvonne Hartinger

This course cultivates a musical, dramatic, and historical understanding of Mozart’s operas in the locations where they were composed and premiered.

Block 2

MUS 310 Pedagogy for Performance Majors: Vocal Pedagogy & Health

Dr. Kimberly Gelbwasser

This course is designed for all serious voice users, including singers, actors, and teachers. We study components of healthy vocal production including anatomy, posture, respiration, registration, phonation, resonance, articulation, expression and coordination. We also explore health issues related to the voice, and cultivate exercises for use in the studio, rehearsal, and classroom.

MUS 338-3 Topics: Instrumental & Choral Conducting

Dr. Johann Van Niekerk

Develops the conducting technique of the musician through analysis and score study, individual and group exercises, study of conducting drills, individual works and excerpts, individual “podium” time for conducting and rehearsing, and self-evaluation of videotaped exercises.

MUS 430-1 Music Literature: Mozart's Final Years

Dr. Michael D’Ambrosio                               

We study the historical and advanced theoretical study of works from the last seven years of Mozart’s life. We develop score study skills and reinforce almost every topic covered in the traditional music theory sequence.  

Block 3

MUS 201 Music Theory IV

Dr. Michael D’Ambrosio                               

A continuation of the study of harmony and form in music, Theory IV explores advanced chromatic harmonic practices, enharmonicism, extended and altered harmonies, late nineteenth-century techniques, techniques of the twentieth-century, and post-tonal techniques.

MUS 338/THEA 375 Topics: Acting for Singers/Singing for Actors

Dr. Kimberly Gelbwasser          

Designed to equip acting singers and singing actors with the musical and dramatic techniques required of performers in a variety of genres for the stage, from singspiel and operetta to “Golden Age” and contemporary musical theater.

KIIS Salzburg Choral Ensemble

Prof. Scot Buzza

Not for credit

Singers and instrumentalists will have the opportunity for public performances of choral repertoire in order to supplement material covered in the Conducting class, as well as in Orchestral and Choral Literature. In this extra-curricular ensemble appropriate works are chosen, studied, rehearsed and performed in several Austrian concert venues.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,425 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Munich

Accommodations

Daily Breakfasts & Class-day Lunches

Groups Excursions & Transport

Salzburg Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), weekend lunches and all dinners, personal expenses (approx. $900), independent travel ($500, optional), optional 4-day group excursion to Paris ($600), private lessons with Salzburg professionals (optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,525 – $1,625

The Salzburg program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Salzburg with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and fly to Munich, Germany where the group will then travel together to Salzburg, Austria.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight.

The flight to Munich, Germany is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Munich, Germany to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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