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Music Department has announced 2013 Music FSP will be held in Beijing China. The
program will be located inside of Central Conservatory of Music, a renowned
world-class music school located right in the center of this metropolitan city.
Our program will continue the successful pedagogy and tradition of previous FSPs,
and will extend to offer two new elements such as survey of Asia Music in the
context of the history and culture and a self-designed independent project
study. This FSP is a project based FSP that offers intensive Music study and
culture exploration of modern China within the context of globalization.
Beijing music foreign study program is a project based FSP program that
provides an opportunity for students to combine music study with intensive
exposure to performance and cultural exploration of modern China within the
context of globalization. The program is open to all Dartmouth students who are
vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers, and to students whose focus is on
music history,theory, or ethnomusicology, as well as to students who have
strong interest in exploring culture through music (both Western and Asian),
visual art, film, dance, and other forms of contemporary culture.
Theater, Beijing China (2 concert halls, 1 opera house and 1 theater, total 6000
seats within the complex)
offered include Music 87: Special Studies in Music Abroad, Music 72: Beijing
FSP Director’s Seminar and Music 73 Asian Music. Student musicians will also
reap the benefits of a term in Beijing. The opportunity to attend concerts and
rehearsals, meet performers and artists, and experience firsthand the vibrant
music and art scenes of Beijing offer unique learning opportunities outside the
·Music 72: Director's Seminar
FSP Director's seminar, which consists of group discussion on internationalism
in music composition and issues such as the principles of performance practice,
composition/creative process, aesthetics, history and theory in the context of
globalization. Today’s music world is full of fascinating and compelling
repertoires in Western classical and contemporary music and non-classical music
genres. The significant changes have been the incorporation of non-Western
music traditions into cosmopolitan musical languages, the emergence of varied
“cross-over” genres, and the growing visibility of multi-art disciplines as a
consequence of globalization and the widespread dissemination of digital
technology. In this course, representative works of Western and non-Western
classical music as well as theatrical and folk music traditions of China will be
discussed. Visits to contemporary art galleries and museums will be programmed
as paring events to concerts of contemporary music. During the term, the
students will be exposed to a variety of performances and events held at
National Theatre, Beijing Concert Hall, traditional theatres, Modern Museums
·Music 73: Asian Music
survey of Asia music and music-making whose origins are in the non-European
world, with a focus on Chinese and East Asian music history and indigenous
music traditions (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia)
·Music 87: Special Studies in Music Abroad
project-oriented independent study based on students' music interest, as well
as the interest on multi-disciplinary studies with a music component.
Performance and composition students are expected to produce materials for a
recital; students conducting research would be expected to produce the
equivalent of a term paper. Other project possibilities include film and
music, video and music, dance and music, and sound installation etc.
Exemption from these prerequisites can be granted by the director after
·Music 1 or Music 20
(Introduction to Music Theory) preferred and Music 21 (Harmony) recommended
Music 72 and Music 73 meet twice weekly for a total
of 9 weeks; each meeting lasts 2 hours with a break of 10 minutes.
Music 87 meets once a week privately for a
total of 9 weeks; each meeting lasts 50 minutes.
Language tutoring: first two weeks of the
·One Field Trip-Excursion: Modern
Media/Music in China: Shanghai and Hangzhou (3 days)
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.