Composition Workshop in Italy: Summer 2015 Study Abroad Program


The FIU School of Music is pleased to announce a composition workshop in Assisi, Italy this summer.

This summer study abroad program will give music composition students the opportunity to receive an overview of contemporary sacred art music and compose a new work with the guidance of, FIU head of composition and composer in residence, Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia. In addition, the work they create will be rehearsed and an archival recording will be provided by the Suono Sacro Ensemble in residence at the Suono Sacro International Music Festival in Assisi, Italy. A number of student works to be selected by the ensemble in conjunction with Dr. Garcia will be presented at the closing concert of the Festival.

The language for the course will be English and no knowledge of Italian is required. A limit of 12 students will be accepted into the workshop.


The program will be held in the city of Assisi, Italy, home of the Suono Sacro Festival. Facilities for rehearsals, lectures, and master classes will take place in the city at selected locations, including churches and schools.


Students will be staying at the Cittadella residence space especially designed for study abroad programs.


Summer B 2015


Abroad: July 12—25, 2015

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

A portfolio of scores with recordings required by the deadline

Interviews in person or via Skype: March 2015


MUT 5930 : Special Topics (3 credits)


3 Credits


The estimated program cost of $2175 includes: accommodations in student residences, breakfast, and mandatory international health insurance.

The program cost does not include: airfare, daily meals, some local transportation, FIU course instructional fees ($203.59/credit), or the $175 non-refundable study abroad fee.


Dr. Orlando Jacinto Garcia Professor of Music

Program Coordinator for Music Composition

Composer in Residence, FIU School of Music

FIU College of Architecture & The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios 420 Lincoln Road, Room 439, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Tel: 305-535-2617 or Email:

OSA scholarships available.


To contact the FIU Office of Study Abroad, click here. 

To learn more about funding your study abroad experience, click here.

To download the flyer, click here.


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