Studies in Germany Summer Program
Students who participate in the 21st International
Guitar-Symposium Iserlohn may earn university credit through the Hochschule
für Musik Detmold (Germany) or
Salisbury University (University of Maryland system, USA).
Any student who wishes to earn an American university credit is
welcome to apply to the Salisbury University program.
The International Guitar Symposium is held in Iserlohn and
Villigst, Germany and is one of the largest and most important
classical guitar festivals in Europe. The performers and
teachers are among the best in the world and the festival is
famous for offering world-class classical guitar concerts and
instruction in a welcoming environment. The course consists of
the one-week intensive classical guitar festival, The 21st
International Guitar Symposium in Germany, together with some
additional preparation prior to the festival and follow-up
written assignments immediately after the festival.
CLASS: Special Topics in Music MUSC 450 is a 2 credit course.
Participation in all scheduled events at the International
Guitar Symposium is strictly required. In addition to attending
the eleven concerts throughout the week, each student will
receive four individual classical guitar lessons as well as
chamber music coaching and technique classes. Students will play
in the Guitar Orchestra, attend lectures, have the opportunity
to perform in the final public concert, as well as enjoy leisure
time with guitar students from around the world. Prior to the
program, students will select and prepare four pieces of
repertoire which will be the focus of their lessons in Germany.
Following the Symposium, students will be required to submit
written assignments reviewing the lessons, concerts and
experience of their time in Germany. Preparatory and concluding
course activities can be done either independently or with the
assistance of the student’s studio guitar teacher. Final written
work will be submitted online. Students from around the world
are invited to participate in this credit-bearing course.
The International Guitar Symposium is held in Haus Villigst, a
newly renovated 12th century manor. Participants will stay in
beautiful residence rooms, each with bathroom/shower, eat
together in the dining hall (vegetarian or vegan meals will be
provided if requested), and study in the teaching studios.
Costs for the Classical Guitar Studies in Germany Summer Program
are estimated to be $1300. A final cost will be determined in
spring 2012. The price will include all SU tuition and fees,
accommodation for seven nights, all meals (four meals a day),
admission to all Symposium events including concerts, master
classes, lectures and entry into the Exhibition Hall to see
luthiers from around the world, music publishers and more,
international health insurance, and support throughout the
program by the faculty director. Not included: international
Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited to 15
students. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis
until the program is full. Once the program is full, accepted
students will be placed on a waiting list.
The application deadline is February 1, 2012.
In addition to the application form interested students should
submit the following directly to the program director:
- A completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty member
who knows the student well.
Recommendation form available here