Since 1990, the KIIS summer program in Salzburg, Austria has offered students a unique opportunity to study, practice, and perform music in this beautiful European city. Birthplace of Mozart and home to the world famousMozarteum, Salzburg has long been renowned as an international and historical music center.
Salzburg is also a city of stunning architecture. Founded in the 8th Century, Salzburg displays evidence of Roman culture, the Middle Ages (notably the Festung, the largest fortress in central Europe), and wonderfully-preserved Baroque buildings. Situated on the banks of the Salzach River, nestled near the Alps, home to three universities, and filled with hospitable people, Salzburg indeed is a magical city.
The Salzburg program lasts 34 days. Both vocal and instrumental music courses are offered in English and students have the opportunity to participate in choral performances as part of their Salzburg study abroad experience. Like all visitors to Salzburg, KIIS students enjoy free entry to concerts, recitals, and masterclasses at the Mozarteum and other venues. On weekends, students may travel independently in Austria and beyond.
Please note: All courses are taught in English and are geared towards Music majors, although students from all disciplines are welcome. Students with some German language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Germanic culture through interactions with locals and explorations of Salzburg and the rest of this spectacular region.
MUS 327 Music History II*
MUS 338-4 Topics: Twilight in Vienna
MUS 430 Music Literature: Mozart's Operas
MUS 310 Pedagogy for Performance Majors: Vocal Health & Techniques
MUS 338-2 Topics: Instrumental & Choral Conducting
MUS 430-2 Music Literature: Poetry, Song, and the Romantic Imagination
MUS 200 Theory III
MUS 338-1 Topics: Form & Analysis
MUS 338-3 / THEA 412 Topics: Musical Theatre Performance and Survey
*Fulfills Colonnade Connections: Social and Cultural credit.
Please note: All courses are taught in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.