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  • Locations: Sarteano, Italy; Tuscany, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Areas of Study: Music Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Overview: This is an exciting opportunity for music majors! This summer for the first time, there will be two sessions of the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy. Two (or more) UMass Lowell music majors will be selected to participate in the workshop. Participation costs will be covered through a scholarship granted by the Sarteano workshop. Sing with choral musicians from all over the globe! Join Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and UMass Lowell Choral Director, Brian O'Connell for their eleventh consecutive year leading this workshop. This intensive conducting workshop is geared for music educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability that are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. You will be part of a 26-30-member ensemble that will prepare and perform a cappella choral music from the 16th to the 21st century. As a music educator or conductor seeking the experience of working and learning in a small group, you will have the opportunity to establish and develop relationships and to make music with other like-minded musicians. Creating a cohesive and musical ensemble in such a short time period is essential to the workshop, and we will focus on techniques to help facilitate this over the course of the workshop. Workshop sessions will be held in the Società Filarmonica. The first session (Musica Sacra) will culminate in a performance in the historic Chiesa di San Francisco, while the second session (mixed repertoire) will close with a performance in the beautiful Teatro di Sarteano.

Location: Sarteano is a picturesque hill town in the Siena province of Tuscany, dotted with palazzi and overlooked by a medieval castle . The workshop and final concert will be held in the centro storico (historic center), a pedestrian area of small winding streets, quaint homes, lovely stores, and fine restaurants. With its magical Renaissance ambiance, Sarteano is the perfect place to come to sing chamber choral music.