Music majors at Wheaton have a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. In most cases interested students spend one semester overseas during their junior year, but some students spend two semesters JYA. Additional options for study abroad include January break courses and summer courses.
Music Majors Abroad
April 8, 2011
Emily Tran '11. My fall semester abroad in Vienna, Austria followed by the January faculty led trip to Trinidad and Tobago, was an inspirational part of my Wheaton experience.
March 3, 2011
Parker Tichko graduated from Wheaton College in 2010 with a double concentration in music and psychology.
February 27, 2011
Liz McKay '08. Medical student, soprano. While attending Wheaton, I spent the summer between my junior and senior years as a Davis Fellow in Awassa, Ethiopia.
The Music Department believes in the value of a study abroad experience as one component in the process of becoming a responsible world citizens, and accordingly, we work closely with students interested in study abroad, helping them to choose courses overseas that will fulfill requirements back here at Wheaton. One of the challenges in planning study abroad is the fact that courses taught overseas do not always match courses in the Wheaton curriculum, so a smooth transfer of credits depends on careful advance planning on the part of students, together with their faculty advisor and the professional staff of Wheaton’s Center for Global Education.
Some of the programs that have been most popular with our music majors in recent years have been University College Cork, Ireland, the University of Performing Arts in Vienna, and a January study program to Trinidad and Tobago led by Prof. Julie Searles.