Music & Culture in Salzburg and Vienna

This program gives you the unique opportunity to spend your summer in two of Europe's most sought after cities. Learn outside of the classroom in the theaters, concert halls, and landmarks we visit. Get to know the birthplace of some of the world's most legendary composers - from Beethoven and Brahms to Mahler and Mozart.

You will have opportunities to perform with the Cathedral Choir in Salzburg, participate in folk dance and historical dance workshops in Vienna, and attend concerts and musical productions throughout the program.

Program Details


Program Fee*: $3,300 (before funding)


  • In-country costs: housing, some meals, activities, in-country travel, entrance fees/tickets, insurance
  • Does not include tuition or round trip airline tickets

Travel Dates: May 25 through June 15, 2024

Total Tuition Costs (3 cr.)

  • SPARK-eligible students will have tuition for 3 credits covered in addition to receiving $1,500.
  • Non-SPARK eligible students will receive a 2 credit-offset scholarship and will be responsible for the remaining tuition for 1 credit (per Summer 2024 credit cost); each student will receive $650 from the CIE.

* All costs quoted are subject to change.


Students will board, with breakfast included, at youth hostels in each city.


MUS 477: Music & Culture in Austria (3 credit hours)

  • Students will prepare for the course by becoming familiar with the composers, repertoire, and cultural contexts for performing in each city.
  • Dr. Roth will provide a CD and listening list of repertoire, and Dr. Malkiewicz will provide a list of websites and readings related to the places we will visit.
  • All classes will be taught in English; no foreign language requirement.
  • In bad weather, classes will be conducted in a classroom at the Mozarteum.
  • Evaluation will be based on participation, on-site quizzes, and a final paper.

Payments are made in 5 installments:

November 2023*

December 2023

January 2024

February 2024

March 2024

*Students must submit a color photocopy of their passport valid through December 2024 with the first program deposit in November.



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    View of Salzburg

    At A Glance

    (S): SPARK-Eligible

    Semester: Summer A 2024

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic

    Major(s): Music Theory, Music Therapy, Music Education

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0


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