Summer Travel Study
European Musical Aesthetics
Increase your appreciation of the structures, themes, and sounds of European music by visiting locations significant to the history of music. The program begins in Venice, a major center of Italian Baroque music. In Salzburg and Vienna, students visit Mozart's residence, the House of Music and attend concert performances.
Ethnomusicology 174: Aesthetics of Music (5 units)
Ethnomusicology 175: Sociology of Music (4 units)
These courses are intended to provide an introduction to the aesthetics and social history of music of the Western classical tradition. We will begin our survey with the Baroque music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach. We will then follow stylistic and sociological developments leading from the classicism of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven through the rise of Romanticism and Wagnerian music drama to the advent of modern music. Lectures will focus on changing aesthetic viewpoints, different musical styles and the social conditions that influenced the history of Western music. We will also discuss how changing attitudes toward music affected composers and listeners.
One five-page paper, a midterm exam, and a final exam will be required. The five-page paper will count for 25% of the final grade, and the mid-term exam will count for 25% of the final grade. The final exam will count for 50% of the final grade.
All schedules, itineraries, and group activities are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
Readings for both courses will be accessible on-line. They are provided to all participants free of charge. Information on readings will be available at a later time. We strongly suggest you read as much of the text material as possible before departure.
Budget and Financial Aid
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|Spending Money (estimate)||500||500||500|
Program fee includes registration and course fees, accommodations, program excursions and health insurance.
Program fee also includes daily breakfast and transportation between Venice, Salzburg, and Vienna.
Airfare, textbooks, other meals and optional excursions are additional.
Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents.
We recommend that you budget accordingly to cover optional sightseeing, laundry, internet cafes, emergencies, etc. How much to budget depends on your travel, entertainment and souvenir choices. It is always best to overestimate your spending. Take the time to research the cost of living in your destination and the activities you want to participate in while abroad.
Financial AidFinancial aid for Travel Study programs is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section of this web site.
Students will reside in centrally-located student dormitories in each city. Accommodations are double occupancy.
UCLA Travel Study reserves the right to change housing location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable accommodations elsewhere.
Daily breakfast is included.
Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs as well as any physical or medical conditions. We will advise you accordingly.
This program includes several excursions as part of its curriculum. Students will visit and attend classical music concerts in multiple venues in addition to important museums which will provide context to the course material. A schedule of excursions will be available at a later date.
Free time is built into this program for independent sightseeing. If you plan on traveling extensively, we recommend that you budget additional spending money.
The program begins in Venice and ends in Vienna.
For information about Venice, Salzburg, and Vienna, please visit:
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