Destinations! Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia & Thre Czech Republic

Music of the 19th Century and Symphonic Music

SUMMER 2015 (Three weeks) Tentative Dates: May 23 - June 12 

Participants will study the music of the 19th Century (romantic period/1825-1900) or Symphonic Music, depending on your registration. Societal trends of the times and how they affected the arts will be discussed in detail. Study of this will be enhanced through visits to museums, concert halls, cathedrals, other historic venues and attendance of live concerts in the culturally rich cities in which we will stay.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2013, although late applications may be taken. Contact the International programs Office on available space. Application requires a $250 deposit to secure a spot. Group limit is 20 participants.

Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.


Most seminars are open to all majors and minors, not simply those whose field/s matches the department/s granting credit. For continuing UWSP students a minimum GPA of 2.25 is required.

Priority is given to regularly registered UWSP students, but students from other universities and community members are welcome to apply. All participants will be registered in a college course, for credit or audit at the same cost, and will be expected to participate in the program at an intellectual level.

We do work on a first come, first serve basis, so early registration is strongly advised. Priority is given to regularly registered UWSP and UW-System students, but others, may participate either for credit or as auditors on a space-available basis and at the same cost. All participants, whether students or auditors and regardless of age, must be able to participate in the program at the college level, and stand up to the considerable physical rigors of this course (carrying your luggage on public transit systems and extensive walking are common).

Academic Credits

Music of the 19th Century or Symphonic Music for three transferable UW-SP undergraduate credits.  Writing emphasis is available; see Dr. Holland for details.

  • MUSIC 320 - The Music of the 19th Century
    This course satisfies the requirement for music majors and counts as a humanities course (GDR:HU1) for non-majors.
  • MUSIC 427/627 - The Symphonic Music
    This course satisfies requirements for music majors and counts as a humanities course (GDR:HU1) for non-majors.

Graduate credit can also be arranged at an extra cost and requires a research project after the trip. Other Music Independent Study options can be arranged with Professor Miles. The above courses can be audited at the same price although students registering for credit are given priority for admission.

Academic Leader

Dr. Parick Miles of the UWSP Music Department & Seminar Director
126 Noel Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point
(715) 346-2027,

Dr. Patrick Miles, Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Horn at UWSP will lead the group.  Dr. Miles has led groups to Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Britain and the Far East.  He has significant performing experiences as a hornist and conductor throughout the U.S. and in Europe.


Approximately $6250-6750  Estimation based on 20 participants

Cost Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago and return
  • 3 credits UWSP Wisconsin resident undergraduate tuition, tours, and lectures
    (Minnesota residents qualify for reciprocity)
  • 20 days lodging, breakfast and some dinners
  • Coach and train transportation
  • Many entrance fees and performance tickets

There is a surcharge for other nonresidents of $250.

Tentative Itinerary

5/23 Depart Chicago



Arrive Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

5/28-6/1 Bamberg, Germany
6/1-4 Prague, The Czech Republic
6/4-6 Bratislava, Slovakia
6/6-9 Budapest, Hungary



Salzburg, Austria 

Return to Chicago from Munich

Students wishing to stay in Europe after the program is completed may often do so with an extra charge for airfare, although they will have to arrange and pay for their own room, board, travel and other expenses during the extra days.


Up to ten weeks before the start of the program, all fees except the initial $250 deposit will be refunded. After the time, tuition, airline, tour costs and housing charges are assessed. If the program would be cancelled, all fees will be refunded. Because exchange rates and airline prices fluctuate, International Programs reserves the right to cancel, surcharge, or to alter the program.

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