The Dialogue of Civilizations program in Salzburg, Austria will take place from May 20–June 22, 2013.
This course is offered to both music and non-music majors. The first course is a general music course where students study the evolution of local composers like Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven as well as other classics popular during 1750-1830. Part of the learning experience is the attending concerts in venues where premier performances of the studied works were given. The second course will give students an option to choose a course from the selections that include German, Photo Aesthetics, Cultural Business & Marketing, and Understanding Austria. Everyday is filled with classes, site visits, and excursions. There are two optional trips to Vienna and Venice. In Vienna, students will explore Austrian Parliament, Austrian Society for European Politics, State Opera, the Collection of Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Haydn House. The Italy trip begins with visiting the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, then a day trip to Venice with lecture tour of the city, Prosecco winery tour and tasting, Treviso city tour, and Jesualdo beach. Other activities in Salzburg are welcome party at the beer garden, hiking to Salzkammergut area of lakes and mountains, Hellbrunn Palace and Water Games, Hallstatt, Baroque Monestrary St. Florian, Fortress, Festival Hall, and much more. This course will let you interact with Austrians and facilitate you to learn about the European culture on a daily basis.