Music

Imagine visiting the hometown of a favorite composer and experiencing first-hand the artwork, environment and architecture that inspired their music, all the while shedding light on how to genuinely express that composer’s ideals in a captivating performance. Imagine listening to the musical stylings of instruments not found in the Western world and witnessing how important music truly is in every society. 

Music Study Abroad Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

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Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

Faculty-Led Programs

location

Program

Available Courses

Austria & Czech Republic

Music

MUS 308: Music History Seminar (3 credits)

Fulfills (1) General Education Global Perspectives requirement

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement. Reflection required

 

Optional online music courses (3 credits each):

MUS 100, MUS 218, MUS 219, MUS 300 OR MUS 301

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Partnership

Available Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Japan

International Christian University

Partnership

Available Courses

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Partnerships

Available Courses

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Partnerships

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Partnerships

Available Courses

Ghana

CIEE: University of Ghana

External

Available Courses

Chile

IFSA: Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Cyprus

Global Semesters: Cyprus

External

Courses Available

Czech Republic

NYU: Tonmeister Studies

External

Courses Available

France

UCSD: Jazz in Paris

External

Courses Available

Ghana

This is World Music: Ghana

External

Courses Available

INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in an internship abroad. 

Internships Abroad

Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Academic Advice

  • Students have the ability to study Western classical music or Western dance from a different perspective as well as other forms of music and dance.
  • Music Majors may sometimes take a larger variety of courses abroad, such as music business, music technology, or area specific world music courses.
  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • HTM 495 cannot be taken abroad
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.
  • To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

    Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.

Scholarship Opportunities


Barbara H. Padnos Scholarship

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

 

Department Contact

Dr. Beth Gibbs

gibbsb@gvsu.edu

1601 Performing Arts Center