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More information about next summer's program will be posted in this space soon. Meanwhile, to get a sense of the program's offerings, we invite you to peruse the Summer 2012 guide. To receive updates about next year's summer program, please sign up for our newsletter.
AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2012
The American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Summer Music Courses in Europe, now in its fifth year, offers music students an exciting opportunity to study music in Europe under the tutelage of a distinguished international faculty comprised of experienced teachers and renowned chamber musicians and soloists, as well as to explore Europe’s rich history through a variety of trips and excursions.
Two Unique Educational Experiences
This year’s AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe is split into two programs. Both programs include a week of music study during which our esteemed faculty will provide participants with daily coachings, private lessons, instruction in music history, as well as a chance to participate in chamber music ensembles, masterclasses and recitals. Both programs also include several days of travel during which participants will be able to follow into the steps of some of classical music’s greatest composers, do some serious sightseeing and discover the musical and cultural history of Germany, Austria, Italy, and Russia.
The Germany-Austria-Italy Tour
Our first program, the Germany-Austria-Italy Tour, begins on August 2, 2012 in Weimar, where the Liszt School of Music will once again be playing host to our students. With Weimar as their home base, participants will be able to explore surrounding cities and learn more about the composers that called these cities home, including Leipzig, Dresden, Eisenach, and Würzburg. The program ends with an extended trip that will take participants to Austria where they will visit the historic town of Innsbruck, as well as to Italy, where they will explore Verona, Venice, and Milan.
The Russia Tour
Our second program, the Russia Tour, takes place between July 3 and July 13, 2012 and consists of a week of music study in Kostroma, a historic Golden Ring city on the Volga River, home of the internationally recognized Kostroma Symphony Orchestra, as well as an extended trip to other Golden Ring cities, including Yaroslavl, a World Heritage Site that features the famous Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. The program’s final destination is Russia’s capital, Moscow, home to a number of world-class orchestras and the renowned Bolshoi Theater.
For More Information
More information about both our summer programs, including details about the curriculum, accommodations and program fees, is now available in our Summer Guide 2012. We also invite you to find out more about our travel itinerary and the cities we'll be visiting. Take a look at our distinguished faculty and don't forget to download an application form today! And we invite you to take a look back at our previous summer programs, in Enschede, Netherlands in 2007, Weimar, Germany in 2009, Germany, Austria and France in 2010, as well as last year's program, which took students to to Russia, Germany, Austria and Italy..