Thank you for your interest in this program. Please note that Instructor Approval is required by Professor You before you are able to apply and there is currently a wait-list. Please contact Professor You to inquire about joining the wait-list if interested.
Music History in Italy - MUS 1080
This is an introductory level course. No prior knowledge of music history, music performance, or Italian language is required.
Italy has been the leader in European music since the middle of the sixteenth century. Many great composers lived and worked in cultural centers including Venice, Florence, Bologna, Rome, and other cities. Almost all of the major genres from the middle of the Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century were created by the Italian composers and the best string instruments by the Italian luthiers.
To study the composers, their compositions, and styles on-site will greatly enhance the students’ learning experience. The class will include lectures, listening, oral quizzes, and a final project, in addition to touring of museums, churches, opera houses, and important monuments.
Students must have a clear understanding that this is a serious academic course taught on-site, not a tourist group for sight-seeing. All sites included on the tour will have significance based on their musical, cultural, and educational values. This course will meet three times prior to departure for travel.
About the Professor:
Professor Yali You teaches cello, chamber music, music history, and conducts the orchestra at Hamline University. A native of China, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati, her Master of Music and Performance Certificate from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. Solo and ensemble performances include the Beijing Film Orchestra, National Public Radio, and several music festivals including the Ravinia Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Superior Music Festival. Over the last decade, she has led student groups to Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to study music and culture.
Yali You, email@example.com, 651-523-2439
Dates of Travel:
January 3 - 22, 2018
*November 16, 2017: 6:30-8:30 pm (Parents & legal guardians encouraged to attend)
December 7, 2017: 6:30-8:30 pm
January 2, 2018: 10:00-12:00 pm
$5650 - Minimum 10-14 students
$4995 - Minimum 15-20 students
*There is an application fee that is separate from the cost of the course.
April 12 - May 16: $225
May 17 - October 2: $275
Mimimum enrollment: 10 students
Maximum enrollment: 20 students
• Grading: A—F (four credits)
• Hamline Plan: F, D
• Prerequisites: Instructor approval required for enrollment.
• Required Text: Grout/Palisca: A History of Western Music, 9th edition
• Recommended Text: Eyewitness Travel Guides: Italy
Included in the Itinerary:
• Round-trip airfare, covering all points between MSP— Italy
• Ground transportation within Italy
• Daily breakfast and two dinners
• All entry fees to museums, and sites required for class
• International Emergency Medical Insurance
Not Included in the Itinerary:
• Trip cancellation insurance
• Meals not included in the itinerary
• Cost of individual recreation
• Laundry, personal expenses, telephone charges, internet access
Please contact the Global Engagement Center or schedule an appointment to learn more about this program.