Advanced Music Study in Italy
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.
Courses available include violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, bassoon, jazz, trombone, flute, trumpet, Saxophone, percussion, piano, tuba / Euphonium and voice. Conducting course will be active in ensembles as well as private lessons. Students will receive credit for private lessons and may also register for Italian and chamber music courses.