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Sept. 6, 2019

Students invited to learn about music, study abroad in Europe

Northwest Missouri State University students are invited to discover the “Essence of Europe” through a special study abroad offering during the summer of 2020.

Northwest Professor of Music Dr. Ernest Kramer will lead an informational meeting to discuss the study abroad experience and its related coursework, “Survey of the Great Music Capitals of Europe,” at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Room 200 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

“Students who participate in this extraordinary tour will have a new understanding of their place in the world,” Kramer said. “The tour will bring to life those sites, people and events that would otherwise remain meaningless references in history books.”

The extensive 13-day tour of five countries, May 11-23, 2020, is open to all majors. It will provide students with a unique, in-depth opportunity to visit and become familiar with some of the greatest music centers in Western Europe. The tour will visit Paris, Munich, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Venice, Salzburg and Versailles. 

In addition to Mozart’s birthplace, students will explore important museums, libraries, cathedrals and concert halls as well as the residencies and unique surroundings of important composers, including Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Vivaldi.

Students attending the trip must also enroll in either Enjoyment of Music, Music Literature: Romantic through 21st Century, or a special topics course.

The cost of the trip includes Northwest tuition for three or six academic credits, an application fee of $125, a personal budget of $500, and an all-inclusive trip fee of $4,759, which is subject to change. A $200 discount is in effect until Monday, Sept. 30. Financial assistance is available.

The trip fee includes airfare, airport pickup and drop-off, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner meals, tour reservations and entrance fees, presenters and lecturers, private coach bus transportation, and course-related visits and performances.

For more information on the trip, contact Kramer at 660.562.1319 or, or


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215