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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: Choir
Program Description:

Choir Tour 

People's Street Poland
Course(s): Choir
Credits: One
Eligibility: Must be in the EMU Choir.  Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.
Program Fee: See budget

Program Overview
The internationally acclaimed Eastern Michigan University Choir is a highly select auditioned vocal ensemble. Openly encouraging participation from all majors across campus, the choir maintains a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule and focuses predominantly on choral art music from around the world. Annual performance tours require a full year of participation (fall and spring semesters). We actively seek an ensemble with broad musical perspectives and encourage students from all musical traditions to audition. This choir will enhance your individual vocal technique, music literacy, and artistic imagination and is a deeply connected place of belonging for all singers.

This year's tour program provides students an opportunity to perform internationally while exploring the Italy. The group will be based in Bologna and Rome with day trips to Florence, Venice, Riomaggiore, Arezzo and Parma. Between performances along the way in locations like St. Marks Square in Venice and Florence's Duomo Square, students will visit the Vatican and its Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Cinque Terre's easternmost village, Riomaggiore, with peeling pastel buildings that march down a steep ravine to a tiny harbor.
Instructor Information
Brandon Johnson, DMA is the Director of Choral Activities at Eastern Michigan University. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the emerging professional vocal ensemble Vox Lumine. He has performed in venues across the country including Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and made his conducting debut at the renowned Carnegie Hall in 2015 with the National Sacred Honor Choir.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad. Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at

This program is currently not accepting applications.