THE 2017 PROGRAM IN ALESSANDRIA
Sub Program in Torino and Parma
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.
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.