When it comes to studying abroad in music, the threshold suddenly feels high, but in reality, you can study abroad in music in a short period of time like traveling. "I want to study abroad in music, but I don't know how to go", "I don't know which country is good", "I'm worried about how much money it will cost", "How long should I prepare?" I will explain the question.If you read this, you will know which music study abroad is most suitable for you.
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- Can you go to study abroad in a short time? What kind of people are doing it?
- What are the genres and music levels at which you can study abroad?
- What kind and style of studying abroad in music?
- What are the characteristics of each country studying abroad in music?
- How much does it cost to study abroad in music?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad in music?
- Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Music (FAQ)
Can you go to study abroad in a short period of time? What kind of people are doing it?Generally, studying abroad for music for less than 3 months, which you can go without getting a visa with a passport, is considered as studying abroad for music (short term).Many people participate in studying abroad in music, such as the summer academy in the summer, music colleges during the holidays, and classes rented from castles.The course lasts from 3 days to 5 weeks, and the period varies, but in the classical genre, the class is most often from 1 week to 10 days.Also, if it is a private lesson, you can take lessons only for one day during your trip, or you can take lessons several times a week while attending a language school, so it seems that you can feel free to participate.
- Basic knowledge of studying music abroad
- First time abroad
- Current study abroad situation
- Long-term music study abroad
- Country-specific characteristics of long-term music study abroad
What kind of person is studying abroad in music?
In the case of classical music, many people go to classes for the purpose of finding sensei to study in the future music study abroad (long-term).Therefore, in many cases, participants are inevitably music college students, high school students who are thinking of going on to higher education, or those who already have sensei to participate for further study.However, there are also seminars that we want music lovers to come to, so there are many people who have been doing such things as a hobby for a long time.There is also a music class for children, where you can experience living together with children of the same age. * It is important to choose a course that suits your level and purpose.For more information, please consult a professional counselor!
What are the genres and music levels at which you can study abroad?
You can study music in almost all genres such as classical, jazz, rock, pop, music production, movie composition, and early music.
In the case of a class
● Classical music: There are various levels, from those that even beginners and hobbies can participate in to those that require pre-audit.Many people try to study abroad in music (long term) in a short period of time, so I get the impression that many of the participants are students from music high schools and music colleges, and those who have been doing it for many years as a hobby.
● Jazz, rock, pop ... There are many patterns that anyone can participate if they are not inexperienced, except for the course of learning from a well-known band.Group lessons such as ensembles are also divided into groups according to the level, so it is safe because only one person does not have a completely different level.Since it often doubles as a school promotion, many young people such as local high school students participate.At Berklee College of Music, professionals are also participating.
● Music production: Levels are divided according to programs such as courses to learn from the basics of DTM and courses for those who have completed to some extent.It is common to create an original work and bring it with you.
● Movie composition: There are many programs for those who have the basics of composition.An image with music is given as an assignment, and the program with music is also required to have language skills, such as discussing with the participants at sensei.
● Early music ... There are many enthusiasts, so there are many classes that accept people of all levels.You can learn not only about playing musical instruments, but also about the times when early music was played, such as baroque dance lessons.
What are the types and styles of studying abroad in music?
Summer class is the most popular!
This is the program with the most participants in music study abroad (short term).However, there is a slight difference in the period between June-July in North America and early July-early August in Europe and summer vacation in Japan, so there seems to be a limit to the courses that students can attend. is. Please be aware that during the Obon festival in August, there are almost no seminars in the area during the vacation season.Even so, the weather is nice and the days are long in summer, so it is a great opportunity to live a life of music while sightseeing and watching concerts.
This is the second most popular program after the summer class.Since the event is held from February to March, many university students participate. In April, many seminars are held every year in France, but due to the new semester in Japan, the number of people who can participate is small.If you are studying abroad in music (long term), it is the time before the entrance exam, so you can participate as the final finishing touch before the exam.Don't miss the time when airline tickets are cheaper than in summer.
It is a class held during the year-end and New Year holidays.In reality, the local Christmas holidays are like New Year's in Japan, so the programs that are held, such as the winter seminars in Vienna, are quite limited.It is a time when it is easy for working people to participate, so it will be a training time where you can interact with people of various generations.
It is a program that you can travel at any time as long as you meet the schedule with sensei.Since it is a one-on-one lesson without auditors, it is recommended for those who want lessons in a calm environment and those who want to take time to consult in the future.
It is also held in the summer, but throughout the year, we invite sensei of various musical instruments to hold it.There are some sensei and performers who teach only in the master class, so if you have a desired sensei, we recommend that you do not hesitate to participate. * Since the holding time of the seminars and master classes is fixed, there is no choice but to adjust the schedule, but it is attractive to think that it is a private lesson according to your own schedule.
What are the characteristics and budgets of each country for studying music?
Study abroad in the United States
There are many classes from June to July, and there are many relatively long-term classes of about 6-7 weeks after renting out the university.You can live a life of music, such as living in a dormitory with other participants, participating in concerts held at lunch time or at night.Also, compared to Europe, there are more music study abroad programs in jazz, rock and pop music.A typical program is the Berklee College of Music 3-week program.
Study abroad in England
There are various types of seminars, such as seminars held by universities and seminars organized by sensei people.As in the United States, there are many patterns of renting a vacant school during the summer vacation, and there are many programs where the lesson place and the place of stay are adjacent.If the program has a concert, local people will come to listen to it, and there will be exchanges other than the participants of the class.There are also classes that make regular attendance fun, such as the welcome Dartington International Music Summer School for all levels.
Study abroad in Italy
In many cases, details such as the schedule of the seminar will be confirmed just before the nationality.From a Japanese perspective, I'm worried, but when I actually go there, it's a mystery that I've finally managed to do something about it.Everything will respond flexibly, but since the same thing is required here, it may be better to avoid those who like the environment where everything is decided in advance.Those who have a minimum of Italian will enjoy it.Popular are the Summer Master Class at the Kiziana Conservatory in Siena, the ancient capital of Tuscany, and the Cagliari Summer International Music Academy on Sardinia, a luxury summer resort in Europe.
Study abroad in France
France is a country that loves art and vacation.If you want to deeply feel the fusion of music with other fields such as painting, architecture, and literature, there is no choice but to go.Summer seminars are held at the beach like the Nice Summer International Music Academy, or at the mountain training camp like the Musik Alp Summer International Music Academy, which doubles as a sensei and a resort for participants. I am blessed with the opportunity to visit. (Although it is said that it is difficult to go ...) It is a country that values independence, so if you have something to say, try to convey it in words.
Study abroad in Austria
Austria has the most short-term courses with an interpreter.Many people participate in the seminars in Vienna, which is the number one city to live in, every year.In addition to Vienna, it is also a great attraction to be able to learn in an environment where nature and music are fused, which is completely different from Japan, such as Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and the mountainous area where the Sound of Music was set.The Mozartium College of Music Summer International Music Academy is a variety of courses where you can enjoy the Salzburg Festival and experience the life of a student dormitory during the period.
Study abroad in Germany
Germany is also the most popular destination for studying abroad in music (long-term).Although the tuition fee is low, it can be said that it is the most nominated country as a music country for orchestral instruments.Classes include those with auditions sponsored by the university, and classes at music-related places, monasteries, and castles.However, since most of the classes are not in the center of the city and there is no interpreter, it is better to have courage and basic communication skills in German or English.You will have the opportunity to learn from well-known performers and instructors, such as the Munich University of Music Summer Course and the Ochsenhausen Master Class.
Study abroad in Switzerland
There are workshops in various places, such as in the mountains of Switzerland and at the Conservatory near Italy.The Zion Summer Music Academy, where many stringed instrument sensei gather, the Lucerne Music Festival Academy, which tours various places with an orchestra, and the Arosa Summer International Music Academy, where woodwind super players come to teach.Participants come from all over the world, so if you have a program that has the sensei you are looking for, it is a good idea to apply early!
Study abroad in Poland
Chopin is the most famous musician in Poland.The summer class at Chopin University of Music, which bears its name, is popular not only with piano players who study Chopin every year, but also with instrumental music and vocalists.I usually wear it during the test period of a Japanese university, but if I can manage it, I definitely want to take in the essence of Chopin from the professors of Chopin University of Music. * Summer classes are also held as a little resort for sensei, so they are often held in summer resorts such as mountains and the sea.Therefore, it may be difficult to reach the venue.For those who are worried about various things overseas for the first time, we recommend the courses held in major cities where you can go by direct flight.
How much does it cost to study abroad in music?
The cost of studying abroad in music (short term).It depends on the period, but it costs about 30 plus the air ticket fee for travel expenses.Tickets peak during Golden Week, Obon, and the year-end and New Year holidays, and the fare goes up and down like a wavy line before and after that.In Europe, the round-trip fare is around 25 to 30 at peak times, and in North America it is around 20.During the off-season, it will be about 10 yen cheaper than during peak hours, so if you go for private lessons, you should also aim for the off-season.So, in total, it's better to think that it will take about 10 to 14 to study music for about 45-60 days.Then, for music study abroad (long-term), some people may want to save money on music study abroad (short-term), but suddenly go to music study abroad (long-term), which is much more costly than music study abroad (short-term). Is not recommended.Because ... * Please see Music Study Abroad (Long-term).
What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad in music?
Benefits of studying abroad in music
- Through the course, you can think about your future course and prospects
- Perfect for previewing music study abroad (long-term)
- Studying abroad in music (short term) is also a wonderful cross-cultural experience.This is an opportunity to experience how you can live in this country in the future.
- I have to cook for myself because the rice doesn't taste good, and the local people's temperament makes it easier than when I'm in Japan!There should be various discoveries.
- Even if the local life doesn't suit me, I can manage to put up with it
- Not all 100 people can live abroad.There are certainly people who are quite stressed by differences in diet, language, and culture.However, even in such a case, if it is a short period of time, "how many days will be left", and if you count your fingers, the day will come when you will be able to board the return flight in a day that you can use both hands!
Disadvantages of studying abroad in music
- Even if you want to stay for a long time, you need to return to Japan. Living abroad is very suitable for water, and even if you want to stay as it is, you cannot be an illegal immigrant, so you need to return to Japan once.
- It costs a lot
* I thought about the disadvantages, but I couldn't think of anything else ...The merit seems to be much greater.May you have a priceless experience!
Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Music (FAQ)
Q. Which is better, a class or a private lesson?
If you want to see the lessons of many people, we recommend the class.If you don't like it, you can take private lessons more calmly because you will also be able to observe your own lessons.In the case of a class, there are also opportunities for concerts, and it is also good to make friends who can connect with each other after that.Private lessons are recommended because you can choose any time, combine language schools, make plans that suit your purpose, and learn one-on-one with sensei.
Q. I don't know which country is better
It's best to go to a country that interests you, but if you're willing to go, it's also a good idea to visit two or three countries.You can take lessons in a short period of time and then go to other countries before or after that, and some people change their course as a result.Seeing is believing, so it's best to experience it.
Q. I'm scared to go alone
If it's your first time abroad, or if you're new to acting alone, it's a pain.If it is a class, you will meet various people at the destination.Also, in many cases, people who participate alone will gather, so it will be an opportunity to make friends locally.When studying abroad in music with And Vision, there is also a preliminary briefing session where people from the same class get together, so it's safe to get to know each other before traveling.
Q. I'm worried if I can understand the language ...How long should I be able to speak?
Unfortunately, Japanese is not a universal language, so it's a good idea to remember the minimum English or the language of the country as much as possible.Regarding words, some people can survive even if they can't do it, while others say that they ended up without understanding at all, and it seems that it depends on their original temperament.Determine your personality before choosing your destination.However, music is universal, so I think you don't have to worry too much about that.If you are worried anyway, consult a professional counselor and you can choose a recommendation based on points that you may not notice.
If you are thinking of studying abroad in music, it seems best to go for a short period of time.There are different colors for each country, so it seems that you will have little regrets when choosing a destination after considering what you want to learn and sensei.If you're just starting to think about it, or if you don't understand because there is too much information, why not talk to a professional counselor first?