Western Kentucky University

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Summer 2014



Italy: Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti


Program Description

A multi-faceted performance immersion program designed for undergraduate vocalists. Events and classes during this twenty eight day program will include: Italian language class, applied private lessons, private repertoire coachings, foreign language diction class, performance masterclasses, acting symposium, and student public performance opportunities.



  • Month-long study with Italian professionals at the Boccherini Conservatory
  • Italian Language Class
  • Repertoire Coaching
  • Dramatic Coaching
  • Public performances

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Learning Goals

  • To immerse undergraduate vocalists in an all- encompassing music and performance experience.
  • The course is designed to incorporate participation in multiple academic music experiences at a one:one teacher student ratio and in peer groups. Other learning opportunities will involve the observation of and participation in public performances. All classes and events for this program will incorporate faculty members and artists who currently perform and teach music at the highest professional level in their field. The desired outcome of participation in this program is to give students music and performance instruction and experience at the international level, with the intent of creating better study and performance habits.



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Faculty Leader

Program Partner


  • Lucca


  • Summer 2014


  • MUS 338 - 001 (3 credits): Independent Study I: Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti
  • MUS 338 - 002 (3 credits): Independent Study II: Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti

Program Requirements




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