With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Departments of English and Music of the University of Dayton will offer a four-week interdisciplinary Institute on Mozart and his German operas for thirty teachers, k-12, chosen from across the country and representing a range of humanities disciplines. The proposed Institute, entitled "Mozart’s German Operas in Context," will study intensively Mozart's first and last operas written in Vienna, Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Co-directors are Dr. Richard Benedum (Music) and Dr. R. Alan Kimbrough (English/Honors) of the University of Dayton. Other faculty members include Mary Beth Blegen (teaching consultant, St. Paul, MN), Thomas Froeschl (history, University of Vienna), Wolfgang Greisenegger (theatre history, University of Vienna), Christian Otto (history of architecture, Cornell), and Donald Polzella (psychology, University of Dayton). The Institute will be held in Vienna, Austria, and will incorporate the unmatched resources of Vienna itself: the inner city, in which the environs in which Mozart lived and performed are preserved; the city's many libraries and special collections; and, perhaps most important, the tradition and importance of Mozart's music for the life of the city and its inhabitants.
For more information and application forms, go to the following web site:
http://www.udayton.edu/~alumnichair/NEH/index.htm or call (937) 229-3490. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2003.
Richard Benedum, D.M.A.
Alumni Chair in the Humanities
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-1549
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