Ireland MUS Study Abroad Program
The Ireland Program is an Introduction to Irish Traditional Music and its creative process. Students will study this unique musical style in its historical and cultural contexts. Program participants will be in residence at University College Cork (UCC) and will attend daily lectures and master classes. All students will study and take lessons in their chosen performance area: Instrumental, vocal, or dance. Traditional Irish instrumental choices are: bodhrán, button accordion, concertina, fiddle, flute, guitar, piano, Uilleann pipes. Vocal instruction will be in the Sean-Nós style (in Irish Gaelic), and dance instruction will be in the step dancing and set dancing genres. Students will attend nightly music sessions featuring Irish Traditional Music. The program will spend time in Dublin, Cobh, Cork, Kinsale, Blarney, and County Clare, with excursions to noteworthy historical/heritage sites: Trinity College/Book of Kells, St. Stephen’s Green, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, National Museum of Ireland, Guinness Storehouse, Desmond Castle, Cork City Gaol, St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Heritage Center/Emigration Museum, Cliffs of Moher/Burren. Each program participant will register for four credit hours of coursework. There is a limited enrollment of 15 students.
Introduction to Irish Traditional Music – MUS 3530-145 – 2 credits
The Creative Process in Irish Traditional Music – MUS 3531-145 – 2 credits
Introduction to Irish Traditional Music – MUS 5530-145 – 2 credits
The Creative Process in Irish Traditional Music – MUS 5531-145 – 2 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 3,082.02
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 350.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, and some meals.
* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Ireland
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link
and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 05/15/18 to 05/29/18.
Five (5) meetings; dates and times TBD.
Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham
Professor, Hayes School of Music
DR. NANCY SCHNEELOCH-BINGHAM is Professor of Music/Flute at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. Embracing 450 years of flute history, her performance experience is diverse—she is a founding member of early music ensemble Harmonia Baroque. Her modern flute duo with flutist Leslie Marrs, Dúo Pelirroja, tours annually and presents dynamic, team-taught masterclasses. Dr. Schneeloch-Bingham has performed with the Western Piedmont Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Kingsport Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Appalachian Philharmonia. Adding to her eclectic tastes in fluting, she is an accomplished player in the Irish traditional flute style, and is a founding member of the Irish music band, Sunday’s Well. She is Director of the Hayes School of Music's Ireland Program, an intensive study abroad course in Irish traditional music. An active recitalist and clinician, Dr. Schneeloch-Bingham has performed and presented workshops for numerous regional flute associations, as well as the National Flute Association and the Canadian Flute Association. She chairs the NFA’s Historical Flutes Committee and has directed the NFA’s Baroque Flute Artist Competition and Masterclass. Dr. Schneeloch-Bingham also performs, teaches and coaches chamber music at Cannon Music Camp, a comprehensive summer music program on the Appalachian State University campus. A passionate and innovative teacher, she has received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Hayes School of Music, as well as a North Carolina Board of Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Gabe Fankhauser
Assistant Professor of Music
University of North Georgia
Dr. Gabriel Fankhauser joined the music faculty at the University of North Georgia in 2014, after teaching and coordinating music theory at Appalachian State University for the previous thirteen years. He has a PhD in music theory from Florida State University, an MM in music theory from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and a BA in mathematics and music from Earlham College. He regularly presents research in music theory, analysis, and pedagogy to national and international audiences. His most recent publications include an article in Music Analysis that uses Schenkerian and phrase rhythm analysis as tools toward interpreting meaning in Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio, but more recently has focused efforts on innovations in pedagogy. He has a published textbook on the analysis of form in music, and is currently working on a harmony textbook. He has traveled extensively, including serving as visiting faculty at the University of Liaocheng in China and as Associate Director of Appalachian State University's Ireland Program in Irish Traditional Music.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.