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Foreign Study Program

2013 Foreign Study Program, Beijing, China
Professor Kui Dong, Director

Offered every year, the Music Foreign Study Program (FSP) provides a unique opportunity for students to combine the study of music with an intensive exposure to musical performance. The program is open to vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers, as well as to students whose focus is on music history, theory, or ethnomusicology.

Students reap the benefits of being located in a major city, such as Beijing (2013) or London (2014) Attending concerts and rehearsals, meeting performers and artists, and viewing the fine musical tradition of China or England at first hand will offer unique learning opportunities outside the classroom. Enrollment is limited to 16 students. Selection will be based on a student's demonstrated interest in music by virtue of his or her past study and demonstrated ability to perform.


Music 20 (Introduction to Music Theory), plus either Music 21 or 22 and one music history course recommended. Also, two terms of a Music Department Performance Laboratory (Music 50), or one contract of individual instruction (Music 53-58). Students who anticipate not being able to complete the prerequisites prior to the FSP term should speak with the FSP director for that year.

For details on the application procedures, please visit the Department of Off-Campus Programs

View from St. Paul's
Students on the Spring 2011 Music FSP with Prof. Steve Swayne


(Students on the Spring 2011 Music FSP to Vienna with Professor Steve Swayne.)




 Thanks to Remy Franklin '13 for the beautiful photos of the Vienna FSP!


 Here's a short video made by students on a Music FSP to London, to help prepare future students.

Last Updated: 5/16/13