IEX J-Term 2018 Gustavus Wind Orchestra Tour/Exploring the Nordic Model
Bergen, Norway; Borlange, Sweden; Falun, Sweden; Karlstad, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Uppsala, Sweden; Voss, Norway (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Provider:||Gustavus Adolphus College||Program Term(s):||January Interim|
|Minimum Class Standing:||First-Year||Minimum GPA:||2.50|
|Prerequisites:||Yes||Previous Language Study Req?:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language courses offered:||None|
|Housing Options:||Hostel/Hotel||Areas of Study:||Music, Scandinavian Studies|
|Program Design:||Faculty led, Group based, Short Term, Theme based||Additional Program Options:||IEX: Interim Experience Course|
Overview. This program encompasses an international tour of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and an accompanying IEX/J-Term course about the cultures of Norway and Sweden, "Exploring the Nordic Model." Participants will begin with intensive rehearsals and course meetings on the St. Peter campus (for about two weeks), and then the entire group will travel to Scandinavia for the touring period (approximately two weeks).
Locations. Tour locations and performances are anticipated in these sites:
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Uppsala, Sweden
- Borlange, Sweden
- Falun, Sweden
- Karlstad, Sweden
- Oslo, Norway
- Voss, Norway
- Bergen, Norway
James Patrick Miller is the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. One of the nation’s most storied collegiate touring wind ensembles, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra tours nationally each year, internationally every four years, and was selected to perform at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference in 2016. At Gustavus Miller also teaches courses in conducting and music education. He first joined the Gustavus music faculty in 2008 as interim conductor of the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, also teaching courses in conducting, music education, and a January Term course, The Crossroads of Art Music and Popular Culture.
Glenn Kranking is a historian of the Baltic Sea Region (Scandinavia/Baltic States/Russia) and Modern Europe. He has studied and researched extensively in Sweden, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. Glenn teaches courses on modern Europe, early and modern Scandinavian history, Imperial Russian and Soviet history, minorities in Europe, propaganda in the modern world, an Interim Experience course on digital history, and the Three Crowns Curriculum course on Historical Perspectives. He also teaches a First Term Seminar course on the theme of Nordic Explorers.
Academic Calendar. The course begins with a two-week residency on campus (January 8 to 20, 2018) followed by a touring period (January 21 to February 9, 2018). The program ends upon arrival at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on February 9, 2018.
Accommodation. Student accommodation during the on-campus period will be in regular residence hall rooms. While on tour, students will be housed in shared hotel and hostels rooms with students of the same gender. Additional details will be provided at pre-departure orientation sessions in the fall.
Program costs. The program budget is still under construction. The program fee will be announced here as soon as possible. Participants will be expected to pay for the program in two installments, due as follows:
- First half of the total program fee on October 1, 2017
- Remainder of the program fee on November 1, 2017
Application deadline. There are two application deadlines for this program, depending on student class standing:
- Returning students (those who will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors in 2017-18) must complete the application by June 1, 2017.
- Newly accepted first-year students joining the orchestra in fall semester 2017 will be expected to complete the application by September 15, 2017.