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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: January
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  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
No prerequisites are required. A genuine interest in musical history is beneficial. Good physical condition is helpful. We will walk about 7 miles a day in metropolitan cities with some hills. 
Required Readings
The course packet includes political and cultural information, scores and artwork of The Austrian Empire from the Gothic Age to Modern Age. It also includes several handouts outlining the lives and works of Austrian composers from The Classical Period to the Twentieth Century, translations of correspondence between composers and their loved ones, and information to help students navigate each city. We also have included audio files for listening assignments


25% Attendance & Participation
25% Readings
25% Journal
25% Final Paper
Program Directors
David DeVasto, Elmhurst College (630) 617.3529, email:
Scott Uddenberg, Elmhurst College (630) 617.3536, email:

Description of Faculty Directors
David Devasto David DeVasto, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Elmhurst College, has presented work in the United States and Europe; including IAEF, SCI, CFAMC, EMM, ICF, NEON, CUR, EAJJ, and EABD conferences and festivals. DeVasto's music has been performed and broadcast internationally and has been recorded on the Navona Records label. DeVasto has also appeared as a pianist on Southport Records, and his research interests are focused on the Viennese Classical Style, and The Second Viennese School. He has given scholarly presentations on the work of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and
Brahms. DeVasto earned his Ph.D. from The University of Iowa in 2009 and has served on the music faculties at Lindenwood University and McKendree University. This is his second time instructing this course.
Scott Uddenberg Scott Uddenberg is a faculty member in both music and theater at Elmhurst College. He teaches voice, diction, history of musical theater, and serves as music director of the theater program. His directing background includes performances of Carousel, Three Penny Opera, Dames at Sea, and Addams Family. He is the artistic director of the Elmhurst Choral Union, having conducted performances of Handel, Mozart, Bartok, Rutter, and Haydn. As a vocal soloist, he has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. His performances include appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric, Cleveland Lyric and Milwaukee Opera companies, premiere recordings, National Anthem appearances and film scores. His vocal career has seen him appear regularly with some of the Midwest’s finest musical ensembles. Uddenberg’s diverse repertoire has seen him perform works from Brahms to Beethoven, Puccini’s Tosca to Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado and Bernstein’s On The Town. He also serves as Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, IL. In this position he has organized concerts, worship services, and performances with groups of various faith backgrounds. This is his second time co-instructing this course.
 Application Procedures & Deadline
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Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact:David DeVasto
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2019 01/25/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.