IEX J-Term 2019 Gustavus Adolphus College Choir: Music Capitals of Europe
Berlin, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; Dresden, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
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Overview. This program encompasses an international tour of the Gustavus Adolphus College Choir and an accompanying IEX/J-Term course about major cities important to Europe's musical history, "Musical Capitals of Europe." 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 Europe for the touring period (approximately two weeks).
Locations. Tour locations and performances are anticipated in these sites:
Prague, Czech Republic
Gregory J. Aune, D.M.A. is currently in his twenty-first year as Professor of Music and Conductor of The Gustavus Choir, and holds the Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music. In addition to his leadership of the Gustavus Choir, he teaches advanced choral conducting and serves as Music Director of the annual Christmas in Christ Chapel program. Active as an adjudicator and guest conductor in the Upper Midwest, he most recently served as the conductor of the 2010 Wisconsin Music Educators All-State Mixed Honors Choir. Choirs under Aune's direction have made three featured appearances at the North Central Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, and have sung at the Minnesota Music Educators Association and the Kansas Music Educators Association Convention.
Chad Winterfeldt serves the Gustavus community as Cantor of Christ Chapel. In that role, he works with both the Chaplain's Office and the Department of Music to plan, lead and facilitate the musical and liturgical aspects of worship in the chapel. He teaches courses in church music and music theory, guides an active organ studio and directs three campus handbell ensembles. He is the 2015 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, a recognition by which nominations and selections are administered wholly by Gustavus students.
Academic Calendar. The course begins with a two-week residency on campus (January 7 to 24, 2019) followed by a touring period (January 24 to February 8, 2019). The program ends upon arrival at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on February 8, 2019.
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 fee is $5,695. Participants will be expected to pay a non-refundable $450 commitment deposit within two weeks of starting their online application and the remainder of the program fee by October 31, 2018.
Eligibility. To be eligible for this program, students must be members in good standing of the Gustavus Adolphus College Choir. In addition, applicants must have at least a 2.50 minimum GPA and be in good academic and conduct standing at Gustavus.
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 2018-19) must complete the application by June 15, 2018.
Newly accepted first-year students joining the orchestra in fall semester 2018 will be expected to complete the application by September 15, 2018.
Entry visas. US and EU citizens will not require entry visas for the countries visited on this program. Students of other nationalities are required to contact Bryan Messerly immediately upon applying to inquire about possible entry visa requirements.