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  • Locations: Castagnito, Italy; Magliano Alfieri, Italy; Milan, Italy; Parma, Italy; Turin, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Academic Level(s): Graduate, Undergraduate Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills Participant Selection: Competitive
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Type of Instruction: Experiential, Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study, Internship, Lecture, Research/Fieldwork, Service-Learning, Site Visits/Discussion, Study-Travel, Tutorial
Classes With: International Coaches, Local Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students Taught By: Guest Lecturers, Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: Franklin Academic Area: Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory, Musical Arts
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.9 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Hotel/Hostel, Private Apartment
Adventure Sport: None
Program Description:

This program will be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the Program Director.


UGA- Franklin- Advanced Music Performance in Italy

Torino, Milano and Parma: The 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. The Program is located in the heart of the Musical Italian World, Torino is the Capital of the Piemonte Region with its Famous Opera House "Teatro Reggio and the second Largest Conservatory in Italy. Milan is the capital of the Lomabardi region and is the economical center of Italy and the location of the largest Music Conservatory in Italy as well home of the famous Opera House "La Scala". Parma located in the Emilia Romagna region is one of the most important cultural centers in italy as well as the center for the Voice Musical World.  The program is located within traveling distance of the foothills of the Alps, the sparkling waters of Lake Como, and the beaches of Liguria.  The three-week program includes daily lessons with teachers from the University of Georgia the three Italian Conservatories 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.

SUMMER DATES: May 17th through June 4th, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25th, 2021
Program Location

italyOn the weekends, students take a break from the rigors of study to explore the Italian culture. Situated in northern Italy, The program provides an ideal launch pad for exploration of the Piemonte, Lombardia Emilia Romagna and Liguria region and beyond. Students will visit museums and concert halls, hear local performances, and absorb the Italian culture.

Contact Information

For more information or an application form please contact:
Dr. Milton Masciadri
Phone: (706) 542-2779 or (706) 254-8734

Leonardo Lopes
Program Assistant: 

Academic Program

Courses available include violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, 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. 

Music Apreciation
This program is designed for non music majors and covers extensive historical periods of music with emphasis in the influence of the Italian Masters and society
Applied Instruments
All students participate in Lessons and semimars with renown American and Italian instructors while at the same partcipating in Chmaber Music, largen ensembles and solo recitals as part of the instrumental particpation. Courses are tailored to the facility and proficiency of each student.
Business Management & 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.
History of Italian Music, Culture and you
When you visit Italy in a music-themed study abroad program you will have opportunities to explore an astonishing range of music in its original cultural context. Here are some details about the Maymester’s special elective focused on interactions with Italian music, Italian culture, and you. 
MUSI 4270 for the Italy Study Abroad Program is an adaptation of a UGA course that takes advantage of on-site opportunities in Northern Italian cities included in the Program Itinerary



On the weekends, students take a break from the rigors of study to explore the Italian culture. Situated in the northern Italy the program provides an ideal launch pad for exploration of the Piemonte, Lombardia  Emilia Romagan and Liguria region and beyond. Students will visit museums and concert halls, hear local performances, and absorb the Italian culture.

Visited La Scala in Milan, explored the ports of Genova, saw a concert at the Teatro Reggio in Torino, took a boat ride across Lake Como, visited the beaches in Liguria. Venice and its attractions, special visit to the Opera House " La Fenice" and private tour and lecture at the UNESCO Venice Office.


Students stay in local apartments a few blocks from the Conservatory. The apartments have regularly maintained bathroom and kitchen facilities. E-mail, telephone, banking, and postal services are within easy reach. Students may use local laundromats and will find groceries and shopping of all sorts within a few blocks. The Milan, Torino and Parma Conservatories becomes our home facilities for our students and faculty members, and provides facilities for practice, lessons, and performances.

Program Costs

The estimated cost is $3,100 for the program in Torino, Milan and Parma. (plus applicable UGA tuition). The course will offer transportation on and designated date, to and from the Milan Malpensa International Airport for the Students participating on the Study Abroad program. Students will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements. During the program duration all transportation to the different sites required by the courses as well as Breakfast and dinner are covered by the program. A $300 deposit will be due at the time of application and will be subtracted from the balance due. 

The $300 deposit should be submitted online through your application in the UGA StudyAway Portal. The deposit will appear on your online application as a Material Submission called "Post-Acceptance Program Deposit for UGA Faculty-Led Programs" and you can make the payment electronically.

Financial Aid - Students can investigate financial aid opportunities on the University of Georgia Office of Global Engagement website. This website contains information on scholarships that are University of Georgia specific and from outside sources. Students from other Universities are encouraged to also check for financial aid and scholarship opportunities from their school.


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Program Reviews:
Maymester 2017 Participant
Breakfast accommodations were very light, and dinner was very heavy so we ended up spending our own money to enhance a breakfast we'd paid for through the program fees. Dinners were always great. Some protein at breakfast would help curb hunger in class.

Sable Marie Thompson, Maymester 2017 Participant
I had a wonderful time. I learned a lot about myself, and the type of teacher I want to be. This is something I will remember forever, and help shape my future. I am so thankful I was able to go.

Isabella Russo, Maymester 2017 Participant
I think I grew more as a musician in the short weeks that I was there than I had my entire time playing the cello growing up.

Definitely take this program if you want to grow more as a musician and especially if you want to learn about jazz. It is tailored to what you want to do, so it's nice to have that flexibility in deciding what you want to learn.
     — Isabella Russo, Maymester 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.