OPEN HOUSE 12-17-2015


FAQ

Musica Vesuviana offers an international summer music and arts program for student instrumentalists, vocalists and artists of high school age. The program is held at the Fondazione Passarelli Institute, in the town of S. Marco di Castellabate, Salerno, Cilento Coast, Italy.  Located in the heart of the Cilento National Park, a classified World Heritage Site, San Marco di Castellabate offers the charm of the genuine small fishing village. The Institute runs a fully functioning academic and residential facility for the pursuit of cultural studies. The complex includes hotel, dining hall, auditoriums, classrooms, practice rooms, private beach, tennis courts, volleyball and soccer fields. Visit the Institute’s website:  www.fondazionepassarelli.it

Dates 2016

Program dates:                June 24, 2016 – July 8, 2016                        

Music Curriculum

 

  •      Guitar Ensemble, Rhythm and Bass
  •      American Music: Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Broadway Musicals,
  •      Classes in Ensemble, Music Appreciation, History of Music, Harmony
  •      Multimedia lessons
  •      Musical/cultural exchanges with Italian students
  •      History, learning and playing Italian music
  •      Basic Improvisation/scat singing
  •      Italian Language Lessons
  •      Italian culture/history
  •      Customized/individual instructions

 

 Art Curriculum

 

  •      Lessons in Painting
  •      Lessons in Drawing
  •      Lessons in Mixed Media & Assemblage
  •      Lessons in Sculpture and Land-Art
  •      Lessons in Art History
  •      Critique and Supportive Sharing
  •      Exhibition
  •      Italian Language Lessons
  •      Italian culture/history

 

 

 Sample day

 

  •      8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  •      8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Classes
  •      12:30 p.m.  Lunch
  •      1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Afternoon activities/ Free time
  •      4:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Classes/Rehearsals
  •      7:30 p.m. Dinner
  •      8:30 p.m. Free time
  •      Free time/Afternoon activities include:   Walks to town, beach, volleyball, pool, soccer and tennis.

 

 Excursions/Activities

 

  •      Tour of Pompeii
  •      Paestum temples and museums
  •      Salerno Arechi Castle and Duomo, Vietri, Amalfi Coast
  •      Rome (Vatican, Coliseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps):          full day

 

 

Location

The program is held at the Fondazione Passarelli Institute, in the town of S. Marco di Castellabate, Salerno, Cilento Coast, Italy.  Located in the heart of the Cilento National Park, a classified World Heritage Site, San Marco di Castellabate offers the charm of the genuine small fishing village. The Institute runs a fully functioning academic and residential facility for the pursuit of cultural studies. The complex includes hotel, dining hall, auditoriums, classrooms, practice rooms, private beach, tennis courts, volleyball and soccer fields. Visit the Institute’s website:  www.fondazionepassarelli.it

 

Safety

Over the past 6 years, Italy Music and Art Camp has developed into a world-renowned institution in the heart of a world-class city. Being situated in one of Italy's most historic and dynamic towns, presents students, faculty, and staff with the prospects of a vast array of cultural, academic, and musical offerings.  With this in mind, Italy Music and Art Camp is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the study of music and culture.  In keeping with that goal, this school continually revises existing policies and procedures to reflect today's security and safety issues.

While we are dedicated to maintaining our campus as a safe, secure, and welcoming place to live and learn, a truly safe environment can only be achieved with everyone's active participation in the process.

We know that our internal community education and awareness efforts make a significant difference in providing a broad range of security and comfort for our community.

 

What is the Musica Vesuviana Italy Music and Art Camp?

Musica Vesuviana Italy Music and Art Camp offers students from the US and Italy a unique educational experience. Located in the beautiful city of San Marco di Castellabate, on Italy's famed Amalfi coast,  Musica Vesuviana affords students a unique musical, artistic and cultural experience. When compared to other camps available to American high school students, Musica Vesuviana truly stands alone in its offerings.

 

Where does the festival take place?

Students will be taught and housed at the beautiful Fondazione Passarelli in San Marco di Castellabate, Salerno, Italy. http://www.fondazionepassarelli.it.  The Fondazione is a stunning facility which offers three delicious meals a day, private beach, pool, tennis and soccer fields, practice rooms and very spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms.

 

Who is the ideal candidate for this camp? 

Any student who is interested in music (Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Contemporary) and/or art (painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture, land art) would thrive at Musica Vesuviana. However, Musica Vesuviana's appeal goes beyond music and art training as it also provides students with an immersion in things Italian:  language, travel to famous places (Rome, Pompeii, Salerno, Paestum), a famous seashore and let's not forget Italian food!  Finally, Musica Vesuviana offers students the opportunity to meet and make music and art with students from other states and countries.

 

Who are the teachers/supervisors?

The program will be taught by award winning, professional instructors (please see website:  Faculty). In addition to the teachers, Musica Vesuviana has wonderful support staff to meet the needs of all students.

 

What are travel arrangements to, from and during the camp?

Since we are based in Massachusetts, our departure is from Boston's Logan Airport where students are accompanied by all the staff members. All flights and other transportation during the camp is included in the price.  {Students who must leave from or return to another airport will make special arrangements with the director before flight plans are finalized}

Upon our arrival in Naples, we will be met by an air-conditioned coach that will transport us and our luggage to the Fondazione Passarelli. The same coach will takes us to our sight-seeing and cultural excursions during the festival. At the end of the session students and staff will fly back to Boston together unless other plans have been made in advance.

 

What is the daily schedule?

Perhaps the essence of Musica Vesuviana is its unique schedule, which is arranged to provide a good balance between learning (musically, artistically and culturally), socializing and local immersion.  It is flexible in order to help students who need more time while challenge those who are more advanced. As you look over the comments from former students on the website, you'll soon see that the recurring sentiment from them is that they felt part of a large family that learned and experienced together in an atmosphere of support, encouragement and last but not least fun! (See typical schedule on website).

 

In what language will the classes be taught?

The classes will be taught in English. However, all students will immerse themselves in daily lessons of conversational Italian language taught by a native instructor.

 

What are the costs?

Tuition:                $3,895.00 per student (includes airfare)

Family members are welcome to join!

Save $100 if you sign up before October 1, 2015

 

Is there any financial aid and/or special payment plans? 

Yes, plans are available. Please see tuition schedule and contact us directly for this information.

 

Tuition includes

  •      Round trip air fare from Boston, MA
  •      All transportation
  •      Hotel accommodations, 3 meals/day, triple-rooms, private bathrooms
  •      All gratuities
  •      All classes, ensembles, final recital, concerts, exhibition
  •      Five excursions including some guided tours
  •      Pre-excursion lectures
  •      Access to private pool, beach, tennis courts, soccer, volleyball fields
  •      Audio/video recording of festival highlights and the final concert
  •      Final student evaluation and certificate of completion

 

 

Additional Info Packet

If you would like to receive the Musica Vesuviana Italy Music and Art Camp packet additional info (with complete registration form, references numbers, testimonials, refund policy, CD, DVD, and more),  please send us your address where we should send the packet and a $15 handling fee.

 

Registration

If you are interested, please complete the forms in this application packet and send them with a non-refundable DEPOSIT of $200.00 made payable to Musica Vesuviana Festival.  

Musica Vesuviana Italy Music and Arts Camp

P.O. Box 750035

Arlington Heights, MA 02475

 

Save $100 if you sign up before October 1, 2015