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Music Performance and Composition in Perugia

Only open to Music major students

Conducted in English

This course will consist of music performance and composition studies.  Students will work with Copland School of Music and Perugia Conservatory composer/performer faculty on chamber music projects of various size and dimension.  Each student will create an original work that will be performed in a final concert in Perugia. All students will participate as performers in each other’s compositions.  Discussions of 20th/21st Century compositional and performance techniques; exploration of current trends and techniques in Italian composers; excursions to cultural venues in Perugia and surrounding area; research and exploration of site specific materials for inclusion in creative work. In addition, internship opportunities are available.




Location: Perugia, Italy

NY departure and return dates: June 21 - July 20
Arrive in Perugia morning of June 22nd

Music performance and composition

3 Credits

Faculty: Professors Edward Smaldone and David Schober, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $2750


CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $735


Travel insurance: $37


Consolidated fee (housing, excursions, classroom, student fees): $1978


Total cost with airfare: $3750


Airfare: $1000 (estimate)

Additional Costs:

 budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately

Application Deadline: April 7, 2014

This program is open to all music major students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays may apply.

Scholarships Available for Queens College students! ​​​

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