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The International Wind Ensemble study abroad course for Summer 2018 will be taught by Dr. Erik Janners, Director of the Music Program at Marquette University. The course will consist of a series of rehearsals and three concerts during the time in Italy, in collaboration with students from Italian conservatories and other U.S. Universities, and conducted by two other conductors in addition to Dr. Janners: Maestro Filippo Salemmi from Italy, conductor at the Conservatories of Bevagna and Norcia, and Dr. Larry Harper, Director of Instrumental Studies at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Choral students are invited to participate in this program as well, and will have the opportunity to sing in two concerts with the Choirs of Monte Cassino and Assisi.

In addition to the musical activities, several days will be set aside for exploring the culture and history of Italy, including trips to the historical sites of Assisi and Pompeii, among others. The program is a targeted and unique opportunity for students already within the Marquette University Music program to have both a cultural and performance experience internationally.
Pesaro Beaches


The application process for this course will also involve an audition with Dr. Janners. He will contact you to schedule the audition.


July 5, 2018
Arrival in Rome Fiumicino International Airport
Train from Airport into Rome
Free afternoon for tourism in Rome: Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Square, etc.
Lodgings at Hotel Madison:

Julv 6
Morning for more tourism in Rome
Transfer to Cassino by Train in the afternoon
Lodgings at the Forum Palace Hotel: http:l/www.hotelfbrumpalace.itlcrns/ 

Julv 7
Rehearsals in the Basilica of San Giovanni with the Choir of San Giovanni

July 8
Cultural Trips by Train
Either to the ancient ruins of Pompeii or to the historic city of Naples

July 9
Rehearsals in the Basilica of San Giovanni with the Choir of San Giovanni
Attend a concert of the town band of Cassino

July 10
Free time in the morning
Dress rehearsal at 3 pm, concert at 6 pm in the Abbey

July 11
Transfer by Train to Bevagna
Lodgings in Bevagna at Turris Collis: and
Il Poggio di Pettirossi httn://ilpogeiodeigettirossi.itl 

July 12
Cultural Visits to the historic cities of Perugia and Spoleto

July 13
Rehearsals with the Choir at the Basilica of Assisi

July 14
Visit to historic sites in the city of Foligno during the day
Dress rehearsal with the Basilica Choir

July 15
Free time in the morning to visit the historic city of Assisi
Sound check 7 pm, concert at 9 pm in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

July 16
Transfer by Train to Pesaro
Lodgings at the Hotel Continental: https:l/www.hotelscombined.iVHotel/HotelContinental-Pesaro.htnr

July 16-21
Rehearsal at the Conservatory Gioacchino Rossini

July 17
Cultural Visit to the historic city of Gradara by Train

July 18
Rehearsals in the Conservatory 
Afternoon free for beach time on the Adriatic sea

July 19
Morning visits to points of interest in Pesaro, including Rossini's birth house.
Rehearsals in the Conservatory

July 20
Day free for relaxing at the beach

July 21
Check out of hotel
Transfer by train to Rome
Students may depart on this date, or choose to stay until July 22 in Rome for further cultural sightseeing
This one night of hotel cost in Rome is the responsibility of the individual students


Instructional delivery methods include: lecture and seminar on the repertoire being performed, musical rehearsal as a full group, musical rehearsal by sections, tours site visits and guest speakers. Students will be evaluated on their participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances, as well as keeping a daily journal describing daily experiences and their thoughts and emotions about them, and turning it in at the end of the experience. Finally, a 10 page summative paper describing how the experience changed them and what growth they experienced both musically and personally.

During pre-departure sessions the students will receive the parts for the music they will be performing on the concerts and it is the expectation that they will print out copies of this music and bring it with them. Additionally, that they spend 5-10 hours in practice prior to departure on the music. Additionally, we will hold two orientation sessions for the study abroad group prior to the end of the spring semester (exact dates and times TBD).


Housing will be in hotels.


See "Budget Sheets" section above


Bevagna, Italy-Bevagna is a village in the Umbria region of central Italy, close to Spello and in the Vale of Spoleto, that has been a settlement since at least the time of the Ancient Romans.The highlight of your visit to the pretty village is the medieval square called Piazza Silvestri with its two ancient churches and other 13th century buildings, but there are other sites of interest in the town so be sure to explore.

Pesaro, Italy-Look beyond the concrete high-rise hotels and the crowds of bronzed holidaymakers jostling for towel space on the beach in August, and you'll find a lot to like about Pesaro.The town's setting is perfect, with beaches of fine golden sand fringing the Adriatic, a backdrop of undulating hills, and a pretty old town centred on the cafe-rimmed Piazza del Popolo, where the Renaissance Palazzo Ducale stands proud. The composer Rossini was so fond of his home town that he left it all of his possessions when he died (be sure to check out Casa Rossini while you're here).


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