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  • Locations: New York, NY, United States;
  • 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 Domestic Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 6-10 students Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Music Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Minimum number of credit hours: 3
Maximum number of credit hours: 12 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: Off-Campus
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.

UGA Domestic - Franklin - NYC Music Maymester Program

"Music Field Study, Maymester" is an "Experiential Learning" program designed to be an exchange between UGA music students, and professional musicians in New York City. The core of the program is Jazz, but not exclusively Jazz. Students will attend nightly concerts of world renowned jazz artists. Also included is attending an "Open Rehearsal" of the New York Philharmonic, as well as a separate performance of the NY Philharmonic. Two Broadway shows will be on the calendar as well, which ones to be determined by ticket availability.

The uniqueness of the program is that students will have the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with the musicians and conductors as well as getting back stage tours. This type of interaction will provide the student with first hand insight into the process of such high level productions.

Other non-performance events included in the program will be guided tours of the Steinway Piano Factory in Queens, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, we will experience the many other cultural attractions that the city has to offer.

The group will stay at the same approved hotel which is clean, safe, and close to all transportation and other amenities, including foods from all over the world!


Program Location

The program will take place in New York City.

Program Director

David D'Angelo
David D'Angelo
Lecturer Jazz Studies
Hugh Hodgson School of  Music, Room 245
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
Phone: 706-542-3737

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Academic Program

Students will register for three total credits choosing from courses offered below;

1."Music In The City"- MUSI 4040/6040, 2 Credits

2."Jazz Improv I" - MUSI 4784/6784, 1 Credit

3."Jazz Improv II - (Improv I Prereq) - MUSI 4786/6786, 1 Credit

4."Jazz Combo" - MUSI 5106/7106 , 1 Credit

5."Jazz Private Applied" - MUSI 4788/6788, 1 Credit

Housing and Meals

Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West
538 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Program Costs

Please see Cost of Attendance sheet for details.

PROGRAM DEPOSIT:                  $150.00 - Due at the time of program commitment

PROGRAM FEE::                         $2,100.00 (approximate) - will be charged via student account according to the Bursar schedule     

Program Fee Covers: 
  1. 11 Nights Housing In Approved Hotel Rooms in NYC;
  2. Entrance to All Events;
  3. Seven Days unlimited NYC Metro Subway Pass;
  4. Two Group Meals;
  5. Other events depending on availability.

​TUITION UNDERGRAD - $318.00 per credit,3 credits = $954.00

TUITION GRADUATE  -    $363.00 per credit, 3 credits= $1,089.00

STUDENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR; Travel To And From NYC, food (other than the group meals,) and incidentals.

Round Trip Airfare range, $250 - $350, varies on timing and airline. Should students drive, they are responsible for long term parking in NYC which could be more costly than airfare. Another option would be to rent auto with one-way drop off, both to and from NYC. Check for rates.

Program Itinerary


The first three days of Maymester will be held at HH School Of Music starting WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

  • SATURDAY, MAY 17; Travel to NYC for 11 Nights
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 29; Travel Day Back to Athens
  • THURSDAY, MAY 30 ; Final Days of Classes, Held at HH School Of Music.

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Program Reviews:
Hannah Lee Selvaggi, Maymester 2019 Participant
This is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons with knowledge in culture, music, professional careers, and your own capabilities. Every day is a unique lesson and experience a classroom simply can't provide. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone curious for an adventure in the music center of the world!

Maymester 2019 Participant
This program continues to be the bridge between academia and the real world. It does not get any more competitive and realistic than New York City, which is in many respects the crucible for aspiring performers.

This program is currently not accepting applications.