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About the Institute
The Mozart Project
July 28–Aug. 4, 2011
Part of the USU Summer Music Institute
Dr. Craig Jessop, Artistic Director and Conductor
The USU Summer Music Institute is the “umbrella” for several enriching musical activities being presented by the Department of Music and Caine College of the Arts each summer, starting in 2011. The Institute receives partial funding from the Music Opportunity Network and the Gaylen R. and Denise Rust Endowment at Utah State University. Funding is also generated by Summer Institute Programs.
The Mozart Project is the first of an annual series of Choral Music Workshops serving professional-level singers and music educators. Each summer the Project will take on a different name. For example, in 2012 the USU Summer Music Institute will present The Bach Project.
Singers nationwide are invited to audition for a place in The Mozart Project. Singers selected for participation will pay tuition of $350 to help cover the costs of music, visiting artists, faculty, soloists, and instrumentalists. Scholarships are available through the Music Opportunity Network. Please email Dr. Huff for more details. The Rust Endowment will underwrite the remaining operating costs.
Over the course of their week together, singers in the Project will prepare and perform two choral masterworks: Mozart’s “Grand Mass in C” and his “Requiem”. In addition to high-intensity rehearsals, to be led by Dr. Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts and former Music Director of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, lectures will be given by international scholars. Culminating events will be performances of the “Grand Mass in C” in Utah State University’s state-of-the-art Performance Hall, and the “Requiem” in the exquisite Ellen Eccles Theatre as part of the internationally acclaimed Utah Festival Opera season. “Requiem” will be sung in collaboration with the American Festival Chorus.
Forty singers will be selected for full participation in the Project. Individuals may also audit the Project for a cost of $250.
Continuing Education (Professional Development) Credit will be available through Utah State University.
Participants must arrange for their own transportation to Logan, Utah.
Hotel and meal packages will be made available through the USU Summer Music Institute.
Questions about The Mozart Project and the USU Summer Music Institute may be directed to:
Dr. Michael Huff
Office Phone: 435-797-7940
Cell Phone: 801-792-8863